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Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 January 2001 (USA)
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A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writer:

Mike Rich
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5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... William Forrester
Rob Brown ... Jamal Wallace
F. Murray Abraham ... Prof. Robert Crawford
Anna Paquin ... Claire Spence
Busta Rhymes ... Terrell Wallace
April Grace ... Ms. Joyce
Michael Pitt ... John Coleridge
Michael Nouri ... Dr. Spence
Richard Easton ... Prof. Matthews
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Massie, Forrester's Delivery Man
Lil' Zane Lil' Zane ... Damon (as Zane Copeland Jr.)
Stephanie Berry ... Janice Wallace
Fly Williams III Fly Williams III ... Fly
Damany Mathis ... Kenzo
Damion Lee Damion Lee ... Clay
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Storyline

Because of scoring exceptionally high on a statewide standardized exam and being an exceptionally good basketball player Jamal Wallace is sent to a prestigious prep school in Manhattan. He soon befriends the reclusive writer, William Forrester. Written by the chan man

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In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descubriendo a Forrester See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$701,207, 25 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$66,400,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,049,764
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS (8 channels)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

During filming, it was discovered that Sean Connery could not type. When you see Forrester's hands on the keys, they are someone else's hands. See more »

Goofs

In the basketball championship game played at Madison Square Garden, the three point lines are clearly NBA distance, but in high school competition, the distance of the lines should be about four feet closer to the basket. See more »

Quotes

Jamal: I'll take poor assumptions for $800, Alex.
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Crazy Credits

During the Columbia logo presentation, Bill Frisell's guitar playing the Columbia accompanying music is heard, rather than the usual orchestral version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) See more »

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DEEP NIGHT
Written by Charles Henderson and Rudy Vallee
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a very good film
29 September 2004 | by greekjdSee all my reviews

September 2004.... While walking through the aisles of Blockbuster in search of films my wife and I may have missed through the years, we stumbled on "Finding Forrester". I had a slight recollection of a recommendation from a friend some time ago. In a nutshell, we really enjoyed this film. Both main characters are charming and convincing. The story makes you think and is clever. If you liked "Good Will Hunting" you will probably like this movie too, since it has a similar flavor to it. Though the film is 4 years old, the story is timeless and worth watching. Enjoy, Jimmy


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