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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Antwone Fisher
... Antwone Fisher Age 7
Cory Hodges ... Antwone Fisher Age 14
... Dr. Jerome Davenport
... Cheryl Smolley
... Berta Davenport (as Salli Richardson)
... Pork Chop
... Kansas City (as Kenté Scott)
... Slim
Rainoldo Gooding ... Grayson
... Mrs. Tate
... Berkley
Leo Nepomuceno ... SP #1
... Receptionist
Cordell Stokes ... Keith Age 5
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Storyline

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 »

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Biography | Drama

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

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Fox [France] | Fox [United States]

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10 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Finding Fish  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,013, 22 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,078,145, 11 May 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Denzel Washington would later direct and star with Viola Davis in Fences (2016). 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

[last lines]
Jerome Davenport: Are you hungry, sailor?
Antwone Fisher: I could eat, sir.
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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 »

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Featured in 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) See more »

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Laguna Sunrise
Written and Performed by Billy Martin
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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Golden Child
20 December 2004 | by See 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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