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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just rented "Philadelphia" last night. That was one of the best movies I've ever seen. Tom Hanks plays a lawyer who felt he was fired from his job at a law firm because he had AIDS, so he sues them. It was so sad watching him get sicker and sicker. One weird thing was that his long-term lover was Antonio Banderas. Tom Hanks and Antonio Banderas struck me as a very odd coupling. Anyhoo, this movie will make you cry (especially near the end).


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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's an excellent film. Very painful to watch but well done by all those involved.

There was supposed to be a special edition region 1 DVD a couple months ago but it got delayed. The existing one is very primitive, one of Columbia TriStar's very first DVDs from 1997, though they did re-release it once with a different coloured cover.

I love the Springsteen video. It features a live vocal with the backing track.

The Neil Young title track is a heartbreaker too.

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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome movie - of course, nothing with Tom Hanks in it can be that bad. I teared up a bit at the end as well.


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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the movie and it is definitely good - but sad. The court scenes were some of the most upsetting, I thought. Tom Hanks is a great actor, so I'm pretty much willing to see anything he's in.


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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Such a good movie... very sad. I love it!


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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He won Best Actor two years in a row. He won in 1993 for "Philadelphia" and he won in 1994 for "Forrest Gump."


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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love that film, it's excellent. I love Tom Hanks and Antonio on that film. Well, I like them both always!

I cried. Alot.


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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


i find Tom Hanks irritating but in this film he was very good - so too was Denzil Washington!

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Posted: 06 Jul 04, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those old, white, bigotted lawyers were major pooheads.


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my favourite films. I've watched it at least 8 times or so and it still makes me cry.

Brilliant soundtrack, both Bruce Springsteen's and Neil Young's Philadelphia (at the end of the film) are 2 of my all time favourites.


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I;m actually using this film right now to teach kids about discrimination / prejudices and about AIDs in general.

its a great film.

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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

I;m actually using this film right now to teach kids about discrimination / prejudices and about AIDs in general.

its a great film.


Good for you. That's the kind of stuff they should teach us in health class.


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SergeantPepperDG wrote:

Those old, white, bigotted lawyers were major pooheads.


Yes, but brilliant actors and two of them are no longer with us. Jason Robards and Robert Ridgely. They both had their final performances in theatrical films by Paul Thomas Anderson by the way.. "Boogie Nights" (Ridgely) and "Magnolia" (Robards).

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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Good for you. That's the kind of stuff they should teach us in health class."

unfortuanely most kids still see Aids as the Gay disease... and believe they deserve it.

might have to show clips from the 46664 dvd to my classes...

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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

geeksandgeeks wrote:

Agneepath! wrote:

I;m actually using this film right now to teach kids about discrimination / prejudices and about AIDs in general.

its a great film.


Good for you. That's the kind of stuff they should teach us in health class.


I'll second that.


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