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Antwone Fisher (2002)

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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Antwone Fisher Age 7
Cory Hodges ...
Antwone Fisher Age 14
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Berta Davenport (as Salli Richardson)
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Pork Chop
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Kansas City (as Kenté Scott)
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Slim
Rainoldo Gooding ...
Grayson
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Mrs. Tate
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Berkley
Leo Nepomuceno ...
SP #1
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Cordell Stokes ...
Keith Age 5
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Storyline

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

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Also Known As:

Finding Fish  »

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Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,013, 22 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,078,145, 11 May 2003
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Trivia

Cuba Gooding Jr., Mekhi Phifer, Ja Rule and Will Smith expressed interest in the lead role. Denzel Washington didn't want a star, and cast newcomer Derek Luke. See more »

Goofs

When Davenport has a session with Antwone at his home, virtually all the props behind Davenport have minds of their own, including: the small dark table the fruit sits on, the lamp, a long table, which first is off to Davenport's rear-left with the lamp and some folders on it, then directly behind Davenport. Later, the folders move to Davenport's rear-right. Also, when Antwone first sits down he's holding his glass of cider but it suddenly appears on the desk in the very next shot. We would have seen him set it there because the scene has no breaks in it. The level of liquid seems to vary incorrectly in some shots. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jerome Davenport: Are you hungry, sailor?
Antwone Fisher: I could eat, sir.
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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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La Vida es un Carnaval
(1998)
Written by Victor Daniel
Performed by Celia Cruz
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An incredible film I recommend to everyone
9 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

An adaption of the book 'Finding Fish'. This story is about a troubled young sailor Antwone Fisher (Derek Luke) who tells the painful story of his past to a psychiatrist Jerome Davenport (Denzel Washington). A brilliant debut performance by Derek Luke and an always stunning performance by Denzel Washington.

This movie was incredible on so many levels and I was disappointed that it didn't win an Oscar, I think it was because it was released at a bad time that's why it was overlooked. I strongly recommend this film to everyone, you'll be touched by his story and it really does make the audience become empathetic with this young man that is Antwone Fisher.

If you like inspirational true stories, then watch Antwone Fisher.

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