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Antwone Fisher (2002)

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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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Denzel Washington

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Antwone Fisher
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Luke ... Antwone Fisher
Malcolm David Kelley ... Antwone Fisher Age 7
Cory Hodges Cory Hodges ... Antwone Fisher Age 14
Denzel Washington ... Dr. Jerome Davenport
Joy Bryant ... Cheryl Smolley
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Berta Davenport (as Salli Richardson)
Leonard Earl Howze ... Pork Chop
Kente Scott ... Kansas City (as Kenté Scott)
Kevin Connolly ... Slim
Rainoldo Gooding Rainoldo Gooding ... Grayson
Novella Nelson ... Mrs. Tate
Stephen Snedden ... Berkley
Leo Nepomuceno Leo Nepomuceno ... SP #1
Sung Kang ... Receptionist
Cordell Stokes Cordell Stokes ... Keith Age 5
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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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Many extras in the film were active duty U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel from various commands within the southern California area. See more »

Goofs

When Antwone and the doctor are leaving his house, Antwone is on the right of him, but junior military members are to be on the left and abreast with the senior member. See more »

Quotes

Jerome Davenport: "Who will cry for the little boy, lost and all alone / Who will cry for the little boy, abandoned without his own"
Antwone Fisher: "Who will cry for the little boy, he cried himself to sleep / Who will cry for the little boy, who never had it for keeps / Who will cry for the little boy, who walked on burning sands / Who will cry for the little boy, the boy inside a man / Who will cry for the little boy, who knew well hurt and pain / Who will cry for the little boy, who died and died again / Who will cry for the...
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Chappelle's Show: Mad Real World & Ask A Gay Dude (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Humpty Dance
(1990)
Written by Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs), George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.),
Bootsy Collins and Junie Morrison
Performed by Digital Underground
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Golden Child
20 December 2004 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

A stunning film of high quality.

Apparently based on true events which, as told, has the clear ring of truth about it, this movie is highly emotional and deeply moving.

An abused and neglected child often becomes wayward in adulthood, as one of life's failures, be it as a gangster, drug addict or burden on society.

Antwone Fisher as a young adult in the navy, is troubled. He is on the brink of being a loser. He is counselled in therapy by a psychiatrist and it is that relationship which takes center stage in the play.

In flash-backs and therapy the source and remedies to Antwones angst are revealed.

Outstanding performances from the whole cast. The story is in effect a family tragedy with emotional and physical torment. All the actors give full blooded performances with conviction and realism.

One message from the movie is the importance of raising children decently.

The real Antwone deserves success. To have endured wickedness as a child but to rise above that, shows a magnificent character.

And to all those out there who have endured such torment but to have survived and succeeded: you are all winners. 10 out of 10.


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Official Sites:

Fox [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

10 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fish See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,013, 22 December 2002

Gross USA:

$21,078,145

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,367,586
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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