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Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

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A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew. Written by Anonymous

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Antwone Fisher is at war... with himself. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and mature thematic material involving child abuse | See all certifications »

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10 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Finding Fish  »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)

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$210,013 (USA) (20 December 2002)

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£59,976 (UK) (16 May 2003)
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Trivia

Derek Luke was working at the Sony Studios gift shop when he met Antwone Fisher who was working on the lot as a security guard. When Fisher's screenplay was bought by Fox Searchlight, Luke asked Fisher for a copy of the script. He went to the casting director unannounced and asked to audition. He has since admitted "I was so terrible I started crying" but Luke was invited to audition again. Denzel Washington came to the gift shop to tell Luke that he got the part. See more »

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The ships seen out of the doctor's office kept changing. See more »

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Antwone Fisher: It don't matter what you tried to do, you couldn't destroy me! I'm still standing! I'm still strong! And I always will be.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to Commander, Navy Region Southwest; Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Navy ships USS Tarawa (LHA-1), USS Belleauwood (LHA-3), USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Constellation (CV-64) USS Peleliu (LHA-5). See more »

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Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

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Jumpi
(1998)
Written by Sergent García (as Bruno Garcia), Pierre-Luc Jamain (as Pierre Luc Jamain),
Liván Núñez Alemán (as Livan Nunez), Vincent Jogerst and Simon Andrieux
Performed by Sergent García (as Sergent Garcia)
Courtesy of Labels/Virgin France S.A. under exclusive license to Higher Octave World, a division of Higher Octave Music Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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Absolutely mind boggling
20 March 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Every one should see this movie because each one of us is broken in some way and it may help us realize 1) My life isn't as bad as I thought it was and 2) How important it is to adopt a child in need. There are so many out there. To think that the movie was actually based on a real person made us think deep about life and how the world has and always will be. Corrupt, but that corruption doesn't have to reach your home. We all have a choice! Definitely recommend this one... and while you're at it, I'd like to throw in "The Color Purple" and "Woman, Thou Art Loosed" by T.D. Jakes.

These are all movies that are based on life and give us a glimpse of life.


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