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Stevie -- In 1995, Director Steve James (Hoop Dream) 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.
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 »
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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  (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
Staci Vice .... assistant editor
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
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
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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Is Stevie exploited?, 22 May 2007
Author: christine_p2 from United States

I had a tough time watching the scene where the camera is on Steve James as Tonya tells him that at least something good came of all this, that at least a film was made about Stevie. I didn't like how long they allowed the camera to catch Steve's emotional reaction and it seemed a little too the scene in Broadcast News where William Hurt whips up some tears to show on camera. I don't like that kind of manipulation. However, that being said, I don't mean to imply that Steven James wasn't sincere in his reaction; it was his editing choice that seems insincere.

It's a complicated film. Just like Stevie the person, there are no easy answers; unlike Stevie the person, life is not simply black and white. I do think the title reflects many things: the subject as he is now, the director's memory of Stevie the little boy, and the director himself. I don't believe that Stevie was exploited, but there is something in the intention of the film that is unsettling. And I think that unsettling feeling is an okay thing to have. If I taught a film class, this is a film I would definitely want to use to explore the nature of point of view, the ethics of documentary film-making, and the nature of simply being human.

I adored Tonya's friend in Chicago. Tonya, her friend, and Wanda reflect the very best about people and shatter easy stereotypes. These are all smart, independent, warm, thoughtful women, which is just wonderful to see in a documentary film.

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