People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' 19 years old

10 years after the release of "Philadelphia", director Jonathan Demme, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and others discuss about the making of that film and it's important legacy through the years of being the first mainstream Hollywood film about dealing with the topic of Aids, revealing its impact on culture and society. Cast and crew talk about the inception of the project, the making of it and curious stories about one of the greatest hits of 1993.


People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' Cast

Name Character
Tom Hanks He was 48, now 67 years old
Antonio Banderas He was 44, now 63 years old
Ronald M. Bozman
Jonathan Demme He was 60, 73 years old when he died
Kristi Zea She was 56, now 75 years old
Ron Nyswaner He was 48, now 67 years old
Howard Shore He was 58, now 77 years old
Chris Newman He was 64, now 83 years old
Craig McKay He was 4, now 23 years old
Edward Saxon He was 47, now 67 years old
Daniel Chapman He was 71, 41 years old when he died

People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' Crew

Name Department
Jake Clennell as Cinematography. Crew
Dani Michaeli as Research Assistant. He was 34 (now 53) years old Production
Dante Harper as Post-Production Manager. Crew
Andrew Reznik as Associate Producer. Production
Larry Kramer as Archival Footage Coordinator. He was 69 (now 88) years old Editing
Jeffrey Schwarz as Director. He was 34 (now 54) years old Directing
Jeffrey Schwarz as Producer. He was 34 (now 54) years old Production
David A. Ford as Cinematography. Crew
Tyler Hubby as Editor. Editing
Mark Putnam as Cinematography. Crew
Michelle Palmer as Associate Producer. Production
Chris Meagher as Cinematography. Crew
People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' poster
People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' (19 years)

  • Release day: Monday, July 19, 2004
  • Runtime: 58 minutes