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Stevie -- In 1995 Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy he had been an 'Advocate Big Brother' to ten years earlier.
Stevie -- In 1995 Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy he had been an 'Advocate Big Brother' to ten years earlier.

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13 March 2003 (Netherlands) See more »
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In 1995 Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy he had been an 'Advocate Big Brother' to ten years earlier. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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A troubling look at abuse and terrible parenting See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Steve James ... Himself

Stephen Fielding ... Himself (as Stephen Dale Fielding)
Tonya Gregory ... Herself
Bernice Hagler ... Herself
Verna Hagler ... Herself
Brenda Hickam ... Herself
Doug Hickam ... Himself
Judy James ... Herself

Directed by
Steve James 
 
Produced by
Marianne Dambro .... producer: scheduling
Peter Gilbert .... co-producer
Steve James .... producer
Robert May .... executive producer
Gordon Quinn .... executive producer
Gordon Quinn .... producer
Adam Singer .... producer
Kathryn Tucker .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Dirk Powell 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Gilbert 
Dana Kupper 
Gordon Quinn 
 
Film Editing by
William Haugse 
Steve James 
 
Production Management
Karen Larson .... production manager
Leslie Simmer .... post-production manager
Adam Singer .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Tom Blakemore .... sound editor
Jim Fetterley .... location sound
Bryen Hensley .... assistant sound editor
Michael Salvatori .... sound re-recording mixer
Adam Singer .... location sound
Tom Yore .... location sound
 
Visual Effects by
Heather Jones-Pryor .... fire editor (as Heather Jones)
Michael Matusek .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Momo Anita .... assistant camera
Joe Taylor .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Arturo Cubacub .... hd on-line editor
E. Gabriel Edvy .... assistant film editor
Chris Fields .... hd on-line editor
Kelli Hicks .... assistant editor
Heather Jones-Pryor .... hd on-line editor
Matthew Martin .... assistant editor (as Matt Martin)
Michael Matusek .... hd colorist
Patrick Mulholland .... hd on-line editor
Alex Scudiero .... hd colorist
Mike Scudiero .... hd colorist
Marilyn Wulff .... editor: video
Thomas C. Gaunt .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Mark Adler .... engineer
Lizzy Calhoun .... intern
Alexandra Denman .... legal
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... legal
Kristen Fligel .... legal
Nick Fraser .... commissioning editor: BBC
Jenny Kranson .... executive: SenArt Films
Robert Labate .... legal (as Bob Labate)
William Jason McInnes .... executive: Kartemquin Productions (as Wm. Jason McInnes)
Jim Morrissette .... technical advisor
Catherine Olsen .... commissioning editor: CBC
Carol Schaffner .... business manager
Boris Seagraves .... engineer
John Sloss .... legal
Peter Strand .... legal
 
Thanks
Robert Burke .... special thanks
Mark Costa .... special thanks
Ann Dillard .... special thanks
Patricia Downey .... special thanks
Darian Godwin .... special thanks
Debra Gregory .... special thanks
Terry Griffiths .... special thanks
Patricia Gross .... special thanks
Tim Hicks .... special thanks
Mark Hutchings .... special thanks
Corin James .... special thanks
Dylan James .... special thanks
Jackson James .... special thanks
Gary Kolb .... thanks for: friendship and hospitality
Frankie Krieg .... special thanks
Stephen E. Norris .... special thanks
Scot Pringle .... special thanks (as Dr. Scot Pringle)
Kay Rippelmeyer-Tippy .... special thanks
Judy Roth .... special thanks
Greg Rowe .... special thanks
David Rumley .... special thanks
Dorinda Trovillion .... special thanks
Hal Trovillion .... special thanks
Bonnie Voorhees .... special thanks
Frank Voorhees .... special thanks
Michael Wepsiec .... special thanks
Georgia Wessel .... thanks for: friendship and hospitality
 

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Rated R for language and descriptions of abuse
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140 min
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Stephen Fielding:[when his step-grandmother mentions Stevie's abusive biological mom] I don't have a mother, I never had one, and on the day she dies, I'm gonna go, and I'm gonna laugh at her!See more »
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A troubling look at abuse and terrible parenting, 23 July 2006
Author: tomq5p from United States

This film is about a kid named Stevie from rural southern Illinois who was abused, neglected, and bounced around between various homes as a child. As an adult, he acts as we might predict: he is unstable, has a skewed moral compass, is child-like, and commits serious crimes. The filmmaker was a mentor to Stevie while at college and returns to catch up with him years later. He finds out that Stevie has been indicted with a serious crime and faces a long prison sentence. He uses this film as a way to investigate the root causes of Stevie's current behavior and to alleviate some guilt about not 'being there' for Stevie - after college, he moved to Chicago and didn't have contact with Stevie for many years. This film is a discussion-starter and brings up many questions about how children are raised and how a child's upbringing will affect his/her life. The editing job is mediocre and I think the film starts to get long-winded and boring toward the middle. Also, I can't help but feel that the director's somewhat warped, voyeuristic vision of what the film is or what it will do is ethically questionable. However, the film is honest and straight-forward and will elicit good discussion afterwards, even if you do end up pretty depressed.

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