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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
5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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

The basketballs Jamal holds throughout this movie can be seen with the words "The Rock" on them. Sir Sean Connery starred in The Rock (1996). See more »

Goofs

In the basketball state championship, the opposing team scores, and then Mailer calls a time out. During the time out, the coach says "if we get a stop here, they'll have to put us on the line", yet Mailer should have had possession, thereby not necessitating a "stop". See more »

Quotes

Forrester: What's your name?
Jamal: Jamal Wallace.
Forrester: Sounds like some kind of marmalade. How old are you?
Jamal: I'm sixteen.
Forrester: Sixteen? And you're black. It's remarkable.
Jamal: "Remarkable"? It's remarkable that I'm black? What does me being black have to do with anything?
Forrester: You don't know what to do right now, do you? If you say what you really want to, I may not read any more of this. But if you let me run you down with this racist bullshit... what does that make you?
Jamal: I'm not playing this game, man.
Forrester: I say you are playing it. An ...
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Crazy Credits

Jamal and friends play basketball through the end credits from the window of Forrester's apartment. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Game k n b?: Episode dated 28 November 2006 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ (JAZZ)
Written by Joaquín Rodrigo
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 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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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$701,207, 25 December 2000

Gross USA:

$51,804,714

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,049,764
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2.39 : 1
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