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Antwone Fisher (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  10 January 2003 (USA)
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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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Fight fear. Face truth. Embrace life. See more »


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

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Release Date:

10 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Finding Fish  »

Box Office


$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£59,976 (UK) (16 May 2003)

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Did You Know?


Antwone Fisher was working as a security guard at Sony Studios. Studio executives began hearing about his life story and offered to buy the rights. But Fisher refused insisting that he write the screenplay himself. Fisher wrote 41 drafts until he sold it to Fox. See more »


In the bedroom, after Thanksgiving dinner, Berta Davenport takes off her necklace twice. See more »


Jerome Davenport: Where'd you spend your childhood?
Antwone Fisher: Cleveland.
Jerome Davenport: Parents still live there?
Antwone Fisher: I never had any parents.
Jerome Davenport: They deceased?
Antwone Fisher: I never - I never had parents.
Jerome Davenport: That would make you a medical miracle, Seaman Fisher. Where you from?
Antwone Fisher: I'm from under a rock.
Jerome Davenport: Okay!
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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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An incredible film I recommend to everyone
9 September 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – 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.

Thank you

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