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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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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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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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Rated R for language and descriptions of abuse | See all certifications »
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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$97,044, 4 May 2003
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1.85 : 1
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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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Unwanted
7 July 2006 | by markblanton-1See all my reviews

"There but by the Grace of God go I". Stevie never had a chance...at least not at first with his birth mother. It all starts in the womb. He was never wanted. Except for his story as sad and tragic as it is Stevie would have been better off not to have made it out of the womb. Certainly the little girl he molested would be.

The real tragedy is he did have a chance with the Hubers and his Big Brother Steve...both abandoned Stevie and knew it. You just can't trip in and out of children's lives and expect them to be "OK". Mrs. Hubers comment "well life goes on" was so trite. What she meant was HER life goes on. Stevies just stopped.....again.

All Children, especially the Stevies, need a lifetime of commitment. Commitment is what transforms the promise into reality. IT is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions that speak louder than the words. It is the making of time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time. Year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.


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