Cast: Andrew Beckett: Tom Hanks; Anthea Burton: Anna Deavere Smith; Judge Tate: Roberta Maxwell; Crutches: Buzz Kilman; Dr. Gillman: Karen Finley; Clinic Storyteller: Daniel Chapman; Clinic Patient: Mark Sorensen Jr.; Tyrone: Jeffrey Williamson; Kenneth Killcoyne: Charles Glenn; Bob Seidman: Ron Vawter; Rachel Smilow: Stephanie Roth Haberle; Shelby: Lisa Talerico; Sarah Beckett: Joanne Woodward; Charles Wheeler: Jason Robards; Joe Miller: Denzel Washington
Taglines: No one would take on his case… until one man was willing to take on the system.
Storyline: Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer infected with AIDS, is fired from his conservative law firm in fear that they might contract AIDS from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city of brotherly love, sheds his homophobia and helps Beckett with his case before AIDS overcomes him.