Runtime : 02h05
Genre : Drama
Release : December 23, 1993
Studio : TriStar Pictures
Budget : $26,000,000
Domestic revenue : $77,446,440
Woldwide revenue : $206,678,440
Director : Jonathan Demme
Writer : Ron Nyswaner
Shooting place : The United States

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Andrew Beckett
Denzel Washington Joe Miller
Jason Robards Charles Wheeler
Antonio Banderas Miguel Alvarez
Ron Vawter Bob Seidman
Mary Steenburgen Belinda Conine
Bradley Whitford Jamey Collins
Anna Deavere Smith Anthea Burton
Joanne Woodward Sarah Beckett
Ann Dowd Jill Beckett
John Bedford Lloyd Matt Beckett
Lisa Talerico Shelby


Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer infected with AIDS, is fired from his conservative law firm in fear that they might contract AIDS from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city of brotherly love, sheds his homophobia and helps Beckett with his case before AIDS overcomes him.