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Stevie (2002)

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In 1995, director Steve James (of 'Hoop Dreams') returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy to whom he had been an "Advocate Big Brother" ten years earlier.

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Steve James
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Cast

Cast overview:
Steve James ... Himself
Stephen Fielding ... Himself (as Stephen Dale Fielding)
Tonya Gregory Tonya Gregory ... Herself
Bernice Hagler Bernice Hagler ... Herself
Verna Hagler Verna Hagler ... Herself
Brenda Hickam Brenda Hickam ... Herself
Doug Hickam Doug Hickam ... Himself
Judy James Judy James ... Herself
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Storyline

He began a film, a search, to discover not only what had happened to Stevie over the past ten years but to understand the forces that had shaped his entire life. Part way through the filming, Stevie is arrested and charged with a serious crime that tears his family apart. What was to be a modest profile turns into a intimate four and half year chronicle of Stevie, his broken family, the criminal justice system and the filmmaker himself, as they all struggle with what Stevie has done and who he has become. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and descriptions of abuse | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

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O Stevie See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,383, 30 March 2003

Gross USA:

$103,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,401
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Stephen Fielding: [to his baby niece, lovingly] Hey, you got your new face there, don't you? You got your new face there, don't you?
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I Ain't Ever Satisfied
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Steve Earle
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Amazing
22 May 2003 | by PalSalGalSee all my reviews

I strongly suggest you see the documentary "Stevie" when it hits theaters. I saw a free special advance screening and it one blew me away. This one was long, over 2 hours. I expected to laugh at the messed up hicks when I heard it was a film about trailer trash. How unforgivably judgmental of me. instead of a shallow, exploitive Jerry Springer episode, I found myself wrapped up in the reality of their personal pain, regret, and hopelessness. I wish I could thank them all for shedding light on all the dark corners of their lives for us to see and gain insight. I was moved to tears several times (although I did have to laugh just as often). I felt a tremendous amount of shame for the internal suffering of those difficult people and situations we look down on, talk down to, ridicule, and ignore. I walked out of the movie with a better understanding than ever about what unconditional love and acceptance means. You have to see it.


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