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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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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 »

Also Known As:

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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Stereo

Color:

Color

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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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The Maker
Written by Daniel Lanois
Performed by Willie Nelson & Emmylou Harris
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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Stevie comment
4 July 2005 | by DeCore5See all my reviews

I watched Stevie last night at work...I work in a children's home with young children who were sexually abused or are sexual offenders (the kids were asleep when I watched this). He spent six years of his life in a place like this which was supposed to help him. It's very hard to get through to kids like this and even though people like me try, the kids do not get the therapy they so desperately need. Did anyone see the way Stevie backed down when faced with anyone that was dominant or made him responsible for his actions? His family and the filmmaker were enablers and told him what he wanted to hear and never addressed the issue. If he were to be held responsible for his actions all his life by the people he cared about and respected and not just told things to pacify him, maybe he would be a different person. I thought that this was a wonderful documentary and it makes me take the work that I do much more seriously because I see how it can turn out.


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