DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary with Director Jonathan Demme and Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner
  • “People Like Us: Making Philadelphia” – The cast and crew of Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking Philadelphia discuss the inspiration for and creation of the first Hollywood studio film about AIDS
  • The critically acclaimed documentary “One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave”
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Includes the music video for the Academy Award-winning original song, “Streets of Philadelphian” performed by Bruce Springsteen
  • Courthouse Protest Footage and Interviews
  • Joe Miller’s Macready & Shilts Legal Services TV spot
  • Original theatrical release featurette
  • Previews
  • Filmographies

Hailed as a landmark film that dazzles with deep emotion and exceptional acting. PHILADELPHIA stars Academy Award Winners Tom Hanks (Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1994, Forrest Gump and Best Actor, 1993, Philadelphia) and Denzel Washington (Best Actor In A Lead Role, 2002, Training Day; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1990, Glory) as two competing lawyers who join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries..

Actors:
  Denzel Washington
  Tom Hanks
  Mary Steenburgen
  Jason Robards
  Antonio Banderas

Writers:
  Ron Nyswaner

Producers:
  Jonathan Demme
  Edward Saxon

Directors:
  Jonathan Demme