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An average movie

7 years ago at May 18 8:31
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I already saw this movie but since it was a while back, I was quite eager to check it out again. To be honest, I always had some mixed feelings about this flick. Indeed, on one hand, Jonathan Demme is a fine director and Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks provided also some solid performances. Especially for Tom Hanks, it really launched the 2nd phase of his career. Indeed, so far, Hanks was successf... read more

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9 years, 6 months ago at Nov 10 15:02
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Notable drama from director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs") which tells the story of a young lawyer prestigious and is fired when contracting AIDS, but the reasons do not seem entirely clear.

The story and the script itself are somewhat gullible, but with the help of a great director like Demme and two actorazos such as Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks (the latter is moving... read more

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11 years, 9 months ago at Aug 18 11:41
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extremely touching movie - deals with the whole sensitive issue very well. The Springstein song on the OST was the track of 1993 - whole video is at the end of the film titles.
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When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Release date: 14 January 1994
UPC: 043396526198
Tags: Drama (47), Aids (28), 1993 (17), Gay (15), 1990s (15), Courtroom (12), Glbt (12), Trial (12), Bigotry (11), Homophobia (10), Lawyer (10), Terminal Illness (10), Disease (9), Medical (8), Library (8), Pennsylvania (8), City Name In Title (8), Male Nurse (7)
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