Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness's telltale lesions. Fired shortly afterwards, Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination, teaming up with Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), the only lawyer willing to help. In court, they face one of his ex-employer's top litigators, Belinda Conine (Mary Steenburgen).
PG Language, Mature Themes
QC: 8+ Langage vulgaire, Thèmes pour adultes
Anna Deavere Smith
Mark Sorensen Jr.
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition he hires a homophobic small time lawyer for a wrongful dismissal suit.