Philadelphia
First screened in April 1994; most recently screened in August 2011
Director: Jonathan Demme. Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Charles Napier, Ron Vawter, Robert Ridgley, Joanne Woodward, Ann Dowd, John Bedford Lloyd, Robert Castle, Dan Olmstead, Anna Deavere Smith, Lisa Talerico, Lisa Summerour, Chandra Wilson, Karen Finley, Paul Lazar, Daniel von Bargen, Tracey Walter, Obba Babatundé, Roger Corman, Kathryn Witt, Andre Blake, Roberta Maxwell, Bradley Whitford. Screenplay: Ron Nyswaner.
Twitter Capsule: Easy to pick apart, especially in rushed, maudlin final third, but backbone, compassion, and key actors hold up well

Photo © 1993 TriStar Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. B–


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor: Tom Hanks
Best Original Screenplay: Ron Nyswaner
Best Original Song: "Philadelphia"
Best Original Song: "Streets of Philadelphia"
Best Makeup: Carl Fullerton & Alan D'Angerio

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor (Drama): Tom Hanks
Best Screenplay: Ron Nyswaner
Best Original Song: "Streets of Philadelphia"

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Best Actor (Hanks)

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