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Good Fences -- Tom Spader, an African American attorney determined to make it in a white man's world, moves his wife and their two kids into the posh, white enclave on Greenwich, Connecticut, triggering provacative results for old friends, new neighbors, and themselves.

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Writers (WGA):
Erika Ellis (novel)
Trey Ellis (teleplay)
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Release Date:
2 February 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In Greenwich, no one can hear you scream.
Plot:
Good Fences is about an upwardly mobile black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
i think that this was a very good movie See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Danny Glover ... Tom Spader

Whoopi Goldberg ... Mabel Spader
Zachary Simmons Glover ... Tommy-Two (age 17)

Mo'Nique ... Ruth Crisp

Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Stormy (age 17)
Ashley Archer ... Stormy (age 13)
Marie V. Cruz ... Mrs. Suziharo (as Marie Cruz)
Vincent McCurdy-Clark ... Tommy-Two (age 12)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexandra Amini ... Governor's Wife (as Alex Amini)
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Mabel's Mother

Marlyne Barrett ... Tina (as Marlyne Afflack)

Matthew G. Brown ... Tom Spader (as Matthew Brown)

Sandra Caldwell ... Sylvia Falcon
Dustin Cass ... Tom - age 10

Munro Chambers ... Billy
Thomas Chambers ... Jimmy
Raquel Christensen ... Susie

K.C. Collins ... Pee-Pie - Age 15 (as Chris Collins)
Brendan Connor ... Reporter

Norma Dell'Agnese ... Jean Bonner
Susie Dias ... Puerto Rican Woman
Shannon Duff ... Rosie Wellington
Roger Dunn ... Lieutenant Govenor

Paul Essiembre ... Teacher
Alex Fallis ... Norm Bonner
Anaya Farrell ... PIA Mom

Brandon Firla ... Princeton Man
Ursel Fisel ... Black Woman
Uriel Fisher ... Black Woman
Lina Giornofelice ... Luisa (as Lina Felice)
Liz Gordon ... Waitress
Nonnie Griffin ... Mrs. Winsloe
Vanessa Hadden ... Mabel (15 years old)

Elizabeth Harpur ... Lorraine
Jordan Hughes ... Lyle (15 years old)

Dana Ishiura ... Quong Duc
Yacob Jara ... Hector

Phillip Jarrett ... Pee-Pie

Allen Keng ... Kazu Suziharo

Bill Lake ... Inspector Wilkins
Sistah Lois ... Maple's Cousin
Christie MacFadyen ... Regina Riggs
Gene Mack ... Mabel's Father
Angela Maiorano ... Mary

Walter Masko ... Truck Driver
Bruce McFee ... Lyle Amery (40 years old)
Flossie McKnight ... Eastern European Woman (as Araxi Arslanian)
Donovan Palma ... Andre Crisp
Jenna Perry ... Gina
Thomas Redman ... BagboyDuff, Shannon
Catherine Rossini ... Princeton Woman
Stephen Sparks ... Redneck
Cali Spense ... LeWayne
Aron Tager ... Belcher

Joy Tanner ... Binky

Kate Trotter ... Becka
Kelda Card ... Extra (uncredited)

Kelly Lovell ... Seen on Camera (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernest R. Dickerson  (as Ernest Dickerson)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Erika Ellis (novel)

Trey Ellis (teleplay)

Produced by
Danny Glover .... producer
Whoopi Goldberg .... producer
Sam Kitt .... executive producer
Spike Lee .... executive producer
Armand Leo .... line producer
 
Original Music by
George Duke 
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Freeman 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Lovejoy 
 
Casting by
Patricia McCorkle  (as Pat McCorkle)
 
Production Design by
Doug McCullough 
 
Art Direction by
Marion Pon 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeff Fruitman 
 
Costume Design by
Resa McConaghy 
 
Makeup Department
George Aywaz .... key hair stylist
Kashka Banjoko .... hair stylist: Mr. Glover
Daisy Lee Bijac .... key makeup artist (as Daisy Bijac)
Quinn Matthews .... assistant makeup artist
Julia L. Walker .... hair stylist: Ms. Goldberg (as Julia Walker)
 
Production Management
David Bailey .... post-production supervisor
Joan Boorstein .... executive in charge of production
Steve Wakefield .... executive in charge of production
Claire Welland .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gavin Chen .... third assistant director
Jill Girling .... second assistant director (as Jill Hutchinson-Girling)
Laurie Mirsky .... first assistant director
Matthew Alan Taylor .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Nitram Dass .... set dresser
Carole Galand .... first assistant art director
Paul Greenberg .... first assistant art director
Adrian Hardy .... property supervisor
Jeff Helgason .... key scenic painter
Laura Houston .... art department apprentice
Brent Kelly .... lead set dresser
Jordan Kerner .... set dresser
Phil Leach .... on-set dresser
Mike Patterson .... assistant property supervisor
Monique Roy .... set buyer
Michael Smith .... set dresser
Scott Thom .... supervising carpenter
Dave Watt .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... sound effects editor
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
John Benson .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Bognar .... assistant sound editor
Barbara J. Boguski .... adr editor (as Barbara Boguski)
Scott Brewster .... assistant sound editor
Alek Bromke .... adr recordist: Toronto
Ryan Darden .... assistant sound editor
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Fletcher .... sound recordist (as Rob Fletcher)
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Wayne B. Heitman)
Sonya Henry .... dialogue editor
Stuart Martin .... sound effects editor
Sean McCormack .... sound recordist
Gus Medina .... foley mixer
Brian Thomas Nist .... sound effects editor
Dale W. Perry .... foley artist (as Dale Perry)
Iain Stewart .... boom operator
Dave Wiesberg .... adr mixer
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
 
Special Effects by
Jon Davis .... special effects first assistant
A. Scott Hamilton .... special effects makeup
Rob Huot .... special effects key
Andy Latimer .... special effects assistant
Derek Liscoumb .... special effects technician
Dave Porter .... special effects assistant
Jeff Skochko .... special effects coordinator
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor
Steve Skochko .... special effects assistant
Jason Wells .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Jim L. Clark .... visual effects compositor: Animationwerks
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: iO FILM
Michael Friedman .... visual effects supervisor
Derek Grime .... visual effects: Upstairs
Adam Hawkey .... digital compositor: iOFilm
Ray McMillan .... visual effects supervisor: burning house sequence
Marcin Nikiforuk .... matte painter
Lance Wilhoite .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt rigger
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Errol Gee .... stunts
Blair Johannes .... stunts
Mic Jones .... key stunt rigger
Walter Masko .... stunt driver
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cynthia Barlow .... key grip
Jason Bell .... grip
Russel Bowie .... a camera (as Russell Bowie)
Jonathan Brown .... electrician
Randy Brown .... generator operator
Bob Davidson .... gaffer
Antony Ellis .... camera operator
Tyler Faulkner .... grip
Cy Fawcett .... grip
Candide Franklyn .... camera operator
Darcy Gasparovic .... second assistant camera
Patrick Hales .... dolly grip
Mandy Kane .... daily assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Lewandowski .... video playback operator
Ian Low .... grip
Mike Macauley .... assistant chief lighting technician
Russ Martin .... still photographer
Chris Morsby .... assistant key grip (as Chris 'Shaker' Morsby)
Kelly Richardson .... electrician
Matt Thomas .... grip
Matt Tonas .... grip
Pief Weyman .... still photographer (as L. Pief Weyman)
Ken Woroner .... still photographer
Ivan Yoyanovich .... grip
 
Casting Department
Megan Conacher .... extras casting
Andrew McNeill .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Dal Farra .... extras wardrobe supervisor
Terri De Haan .... assistant costume designer
Terri Frank .... wardrobe truck
Stephanie Lees .... second assistant costume designer
Lily Messerhuber .... seamstress
Julie Munson .... wardrobe assistant
Ann Steel .... key wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Mary Ford .... cutter
Tim King .... executive in charge of post-production
Renay McGowan .... post-production coordinator
Kevin O'Connor .... telecine colorist
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Douglas Slocum .... assistant editor
Karen Steel .... cutter
 
Music Department
Patrick S. Clark .... music editor
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Rick Anglin .... production driver
Cheryl Darbey .... driver
Richard Spiegelman .... picture car coordinator
Jeff Steinberg .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Brad Alexander .... location scout
Don Barnett .... production assistant
Mark Bukator .... production accountant
Jas Chima .... assistant: Mr. Dickerson
Melanie Claveau .... office assistant: DGP
Sheri Davis .... dog wrangler
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Liisa Frantila .... assistant production coordinator (as Liisa Frantila Moriarity)
Donna Gardon .... script supervisor
Rose Geddes .... consultant
Linda Gillespie .... post-production accountant
Dan Gosse .... production assistant
Ryan Hupponen .... production assistant
Mandy Ketcheson .... contact lens technician
Cory Kinney .... location manager
Jeff Nelson .... location manager (as Jeffrey Nelson)
Lorraine J. Proctor .... accounting clerk
John Rakich .... assistant location manager
Joanne Rider .... production coordinator
Karen Sharp .... assistant production accountant
Sheelagh Stewart .... office coordinator: DGP
Chad Tomasoski .... title designer: main titles
Nick Veziris .... gun wrangler
Sherry Wolfson .... location scout
Steena Petersen .... daily craft service (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, some language and violence
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USA:119 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: In one of the scenes where the family is gathered in front of the TV, the daughter, Stormy, is seen reading a magazine. On both the cover and the back cover of the magazine there is a clearly recognizable picture of supermodel Claudia Schiffer (active from 1988 on). The scene was supposed to be taking place around the time of the first airing of the TV series "Roots" - 1977.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Carol Burnett Show" (1967)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
i think that this was a very good movie, 6 December 2005
Author: ats02171 from United States

i really in enjoyed watching this movie. like most of the people that watched it. i wasn't sure that i was getting. Whoopi Goldberg is a very funny comedian and she has done a lot of funny movies; i.e. sister act.

however this was not really comedy. it is a drama with comedic moments. so if your looking for a laugh riot then keep looking.

this movie is about a black family moving up from a nice neighborhood in the city to an upper middle class neighborhood. i would say more but it think it would spoil the movie. this movie does not just deal with race relations between whites and blacks, but also about relations with in the black community. i do think that it is worth a chance. if your not really interested in see another movie about race relations then this movie isn't for you

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