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Fences (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 December 2016 (USA)
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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

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(screenplay), (based upon his play "Fences")
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Jim Bono (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
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Cory
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Gabriel
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Evangelist Preacher (as Leslie Boone)
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Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. Written by Jwelch5742

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references | See all certifications »

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25 December 2016 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$129,462 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$43,132,362 (USA) (12 January 2017)
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Denzel has said that after having performed the play 114 times at the Cort Theatre in New York in 2010, directing the film adaptation became quite a simple readjustment. See more »

Goofs

When Troy and Bono are talking, a tan 1955 Pontiac Chieftain two-door is parked at the curb. It has Buick Wildcat wheels, which were not introduced until 1961, well after the date the scene is set. See more »

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[repeated line]
Gabriel: King of the Jungle.
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Who better to direct Denzel Washington in an outstanding performance than Denzel Washington.
18 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very strong emotional performance by the great Denzel Washington, not his best per say but it gives us everything we love about this great actor. A well driven vehicle for Washington as well as well made by Washington who also directed the film.

Denzel and Viola Davis were a pretty outstanding combination. It seems like a no brainier that one day these two would work together on this level and here it is. It was worth seeing just to see these two as a couple going through their hard times.

It's a very basic movie, despite putting some money into the CGI to make it look like the 1950s, it all takes place in one area and relies a lot on the experience actors and the performances they give, so little is done to change the tone. It really feels like the movie is giving us a Broadway production.

It was also very gritty. Denzel and Viola gave some real life to these characters. It's very rare that you get the movie star whose also an actor and he's unafraid to open up, but that's what Denzel does and so did Viola, just not afraid to let it all hang out for the role.

Worth seeing to see some real craftsmanship in acting. It was a great movie adaption to a great play.

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