cassette recorder, making notes, and Joe, in the opposite
corner of the elevator, does exactly the same thing.
strain defendants from con- pre-existing asthmatic
Andrew and Joe stop at the same time, look at each other...
ANDREW (CONT.) JOE (CONT.)
portable telephones at the same time.
CRUTCHES, saying to Joe:
Client of yours?
Excuse me..? Sir? Yo!
PEDESTRIANS (EXT./DAY) ...
Synopsis: Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness's telltale lesions. Fired shortly afterwards, Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination, teaming up with Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), the only lawyer willing to help. In court, they face one of his ex-employer's top litigators, Belinda Conine (Mary Steenburgen).