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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.

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5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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... William Forrester
... Jamal Wallace
... Prof. Robert Crawford
... Claire Spence
... Terrell Wallace
... Ms. Joyce
... John Coleridge
... Dr. Spence
... Prof. Matthews
... Massie, Forrester's Delivery Man
Lil' Zane ... Damon (as Zane Copeland Jr.)
... Janice Wallace
Fly Williams III ... Fly
... Kenzo
Damion Lee ... Clay
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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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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Descubriendo a Forrester  »

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Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$701,207, 25 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$51,804,714

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,049,764
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Connery is speaking to the man delivering his groceries, Connery replies, "Of course you are." This same remark is also said by Connery in The Rock (1996), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Rising Sun (1993), and also by Clancy Brown in Highlander (1986), which also stars Sean Connery. See more »

Goofs

The bird William Forrester videotapes and identifies as a Connecticut Warbler is actually a Yellow Warbler. See more »

Quotes

Jamal: Did you ever enter a writin' contest?
Forrester: Yeah, once.
Jamal: Did you win?
Forrester: Well of course I won!
Jamal: You win like money or somethin'?
Forrester: No.
Jamal: Well, whadchu win?
Forrester: The Pulitzer.
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During the Columbia logo presentation, Bill Frisell's guitar playing the Columbia accompanying music is heard, rather than the usual orchestral version. See more »

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References The Name of the Rose (1986) See more »

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Written by Wayne Shorter
Performed by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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a very good film
29 September 2004 | by See 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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