PG-13 | | Drama
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Screenwriter Paul Rudnick credited this film, and particularly Tom Hanks' Academy Award acceptance speech, as serving as the inspiration for his comedy In & Out (1997). In Hanks' speech, he credited his high school teacher for being the inspiration behind his performance. A major plot... ...
We're standing here in Philadelphia, the, uh, city of brotherly love, the birthplace of freedom, where the, uh, founding fathers authored the Declaration of Independence, and I don't recall that glorious document saying anything about all straight ...
While on the witness stand when Charles Wheeler responds to the question "are you gay?", by laughing and with, "How Dare you", he is demonstrating his prejudice against homosexuals.
"This motion picture was inspired in part by Geoffrey Bowers' AIDS discrimination lawsuit, the courage and love of the Angius family and the struggles of the many others who, along with their loved ones, have experienced discrimination because of AIDS."
$13,817,010 (USA) (17 January 1994)
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