Philadelphia USED

Type: Used Movies

“Defined by a tone of quiet restraint…Philadelphia succeeds as a deeply affecting humanist drama.” —Time Out London

“Like the best of Frank Capra…not just canny, corny, and blatantly patriotic, but compassionate, compelling, and emotionally devastating…Boldly acted and superbly directed.” —The Washington Post

Philadelphia (1993), widely hailed as Hollywood’s first grand-scale feature film examination of the AIDS crisis, stars Tom Hanks in his Academy Award-winning performance as Andrew Beckett, a hotshot lawyer well on his way up the corporate ladder. But even as he wins yet another promotion, Andrew is concealing a terrible secret: he is a gay man, suffering from AIDS. When his bosses discover this, he is summarily fired. Andrew summons the strength to fight his own firm, enlisting the aid of a homophobic ambulance-chaser, Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), the only attorney in town who’ll take the case. Superbly directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), from a screenplay by Ron Nyswaner, and featuring the Oscar-winning Bruce Springsteen song, “Streets of Philadelphia.”

Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.