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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Notable as: DramaSub-Category: trial film, drama film, LGBT-related filmMain subject: homophobia, acquired immunodeficiency syndromeNarrative location: PhiladelphiaRuntime: 125 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Spectrum, Lower Merion TownshipDirector: Jonathan DemmeScreenwriter: Ron NyswanerMusic: Howard ShoreCinematography: Tak FujimotoStars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward, Charles Napier, Anna Deavere Smith, Ron Vawter Producer: Edward Saxon, Jonathan DemmeStudio: TriStar PicturesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (Tom Hanks)
Academy Award for Best Original Song
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Ron Nyswaner)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Hanks won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Andrew Beckett in the film, while the song "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Nyswaner was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, but lost to Jane Campion for The Piano.


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