Philadelphia (1993) Poster



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Edited into 


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Andy refers to a nurse as "Nurse Ratched"
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Serveral references are found in Philadelphia. During one o the courtroom scenes, Joe Miller asks if the sailors engaged in "Flippy Flop", which is a shortened version of the Talking Heads song "Making Flippy Floppy". During the gay part Andrew holds one of the guests is singing "Heaven". One final casting reference would be that Steve Scales (percussionist for The Talking Heads), appears as a Juror during the trial.
Kamillions (1990)

Referenced in 

The Divine Mr. Crisp (1994) (Video)
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Tom Hanks in his speech when receiving the Oscar for Forrest Gump (1994).
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dennis says to Tom Hanks "I love Philadelphia, really changed my life, man. Smooth, creamy, spreads on your crackers like nobody's businness."
Popular: Booty Camp (2000) (TV Episode)
The sergeant forces a recrut to watch the movie.
Sordid Lives (2000)
Latrelle mentions that she didn't like the movie where Tom Hanks played a homosexual.
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #7.6 (2000) (TV Episode)
Rescued from the Closet (2001) (Video)
Tales of the Contaminated City (2002) (Video)
Lenzi compares the zombification in his movie to the depiction of AIDS in 'Philadelphia'.
Entourage: The Scene (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jonathan Demme and the Making of 'The Manchurian Candidate' (2004) (TV Movie)
Demme - and others - refer to this movie throughout
The Dying Gaul (2005)
the two main characters discuss the movie
Saturday Night Live: Paris Hilton/Keane (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Eleven Men Out (2005)
discussed by character
The Office: The Injury (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael mistakenly says a picture of Tom Hanks in Big is from the movie Philaldelphia
Fifty Pills (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
The Mint: Episode #1.50 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Wedding Daze (2006)
Charades movie title guess
Extras: Sir Ian McKellen (2006) (TV Episode)
Talked about between Andy's agent
My Name Is Earl: Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck (2007) (TV Episode)
Slow Roger says "My fifth favorite Tom Hanks movie is Philadelphia. He had scabs on his arms, scabs on his legs..."
The Winner: Broken Home (2007) (TV Episode)
Glen takes the VHS from work with the intent to watch it at the McKellar house
The Family Guy 100th Episode Celebration (2007) (TV Movie)
Peter watches this movie
The Office: The Deposition (2007) (TV Episode)
Michael attempts to tell the "thousand lawyers" joke from Philadelphia.
South Park: Tonsil Trouble (2008) (TV Episode)
The cap and scarf Eric Cartman is wearing is a reference to the movie Philadelphia, an other movie about aids, where Tom Hanks' character wears the exact same cap and scarf.
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
Melrose Place: Oriole (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD seen
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $15,000 question
The Cleveland Show: Brown History Month (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Cleveland
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Ryan Kwanten (2010) (TV Episode)
Ryan Kwanten mentions this movie during interview
Conan: Murder, She Tweeted (2010) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions the Tom Hanks movie.
Midnight Screenings: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (TV Episode)
"...it looked like they remade Philadelphia cause they fired him!"
Conan: 50,000,000 Connie Selleca Fans Can't Be Wrong (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Tom Hanks
Suits: Dog Fight (2011) (TV Episode)
Detective Packel misquotes Denzel to Harvey "What is that Denzel movie. Tell it to me like I'm a five year old."
Family Guy: Back to the Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Smith mentions that Denzel Washington was in the film
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/The Shins (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tom Hanks during the opening monologue
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
At the engagement party, one of the parents says marriage is like this Tom Hanks movie
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.145 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chuy and Chris talk about the movie.
Family Guy: Friends Without Benefits (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Battle of Amfar (2013) (Short)
Mentioned by Richard Berkowitz that Michael Callen had a part in the film.
The Minimal (2013) (Short)
The film is mentioned
Brows Held High: Room in Rome (2013) (TV Episode)
another film on homosexuality directed by a straight person
Broad City: Stolen Phone (2014) (TV Episode)
Abbi says she was an extra in the movie "Philadelphia" when she was 5.
Cougar Town: Too Good to Be True (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Little Death (2014)
One of the films Rowena brings home to make her husband cry
The Graham Norton Show: Denzel Washington/Gemma Arterton/Peter Capaldi/George Ezra (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham in his opening monologue when he talks about Denzel Washington
Bro, What Happened? (2014)
Mentioned by name
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Fresh Off the Boat: Blind Spot (2015) (TV Episode)
title visible on movie theater marquee, also mentioned in dialogue
How to Get Away with Murder: She's Dying (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Tosh.0: Tosh Memorabilia Auction #2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tosh
The Cinema Snob: Slumber Party Massacre II (2016) (TV Episode)
"This movie is exactly like Philadelphia."
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Tamera Mowry (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Theme Restaurant"

Featured in 

The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994) (TV Special)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Siskel & Ebert: Why Gump, Why Now? (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for Tom Hanks's three recent big hits, including this one.
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
Close-up of ill Tom Hanks
The Siskel & Ebert Interviews (1995) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown of various Tom Hanks movies, including this one.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Andrew Beckett is #49 on the "Heroes" list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "Streets of Philadelphia" is #68 on the list.
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #20 on the list.
Family Guy: Mother Tucker (2006) (TV Episode)
Stewie accidentally plays an audio clip from this film.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips featured during montage.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Denzel Washington.
I Am Love (2009)
Emma watches it on TV
Bad Movie Beatdown: One Night Stand (2012) (TV Episode)
another film that covered the subject of AIDS
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with the Room in 8 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
"Come on, we're talking about AIDS, we're talking about lesions".
Now You Know (2013) (Short)
The characters watch this movie.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the Best Actor winner is shown
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.
On Story: Philadelphia: A Look Back (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture: Out (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Denzel Washington.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Patrick Stewart/Salt-N-Pepa (1994) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Philadelphia action figures ad
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/The Pretenders (1994) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Philadelphia Action Figures ad
The Critic: Uneasy Rider (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay reviews Jerry Lewis starring in "Schnectady"
The Critic: I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay shows Jerry Lewis taking on a dramatic role in "Schnectady"
The Life of Larry (1995) (Short)
Larry watches this in a cinema; because it stars Tom Hanks, he assumes it's a comedy so he laughs inappropriately when Hanks says "I have AIDS".
Family Guy: Death Has a Shadow (1999) (TV Episode)
Peter watches this in a cinema; because it stars Tom Hanks, he assumes it's a comedy so he laughs inappropriately when Hanks says "I have AIDS".
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the wax musuem segment.
South Park: Jared Has Aides (2002) (TV Episode)
The part where Jared gets fired because he had AIDS (like Hanks character) and is walking along the street, with the song "Streets of Philadelphia" playing, parodies this movie
Family Guy: Long John Peter (2008) (TV Episode)
E.T. is afraid to use his finger to try and heal Tom Hanks's character from 'Philadelphia'
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.3 (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Classic Hollywood Films With Nice Happy Endings"
Robot Chicken: Help Me (2008) (TV Episode)
As part of "Just the Good Parts"
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
Kermit auditions for this movie
South Park: Raising the Bar (2012) (TV Episode)
Cartman's "being treated differently" montage

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