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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

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Troy Maxson
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Rose Maxson
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Jim Bono
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Cory
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Lyons
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Gabriel
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Raynell
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Deputy Commissioner
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Evangelist Preacher (as Leslie Boone)
Jason Silvis ...
Garbage Truck Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liz Barentine ...
Background Actor
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Troy's Father (uncredited)
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Courthouse Worker (uncredited)
Hanibal Chancellor ...
Watermelon Salesman (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Tra'Waan Coles ...
Towns person (uncredited)
Ellwood Davis ...
Brownie (uncredited)
DieselDonlow ...
Backyard Worker (uncredited)
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Commissioner (uncredited)
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Present-Day Parade Marcher (uncredited)
Kristie Galloway ...
Present-Day Parade Marcher (uncredited)
Carlos Gonzalez ...
Perade (uncredited)
John W. Iwanonkiw ...
Troys Boss (uncredited)
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Jaywalking Pedestrian (uncredited)
Aristle Jones IV ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Secretary (uncredited)
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Front Yard Neighbor (uncredited)
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Parade Marcher (uncredited)
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Parade Participant (uncredited)
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Praying woman (uncredited)
Chris McCail ...
Neighbor / Soldier (uncredited)
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Parade Walker (uncredited)
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Parade Participant (uncredited)
Mike Nardi ...
Attendee at Troy's Funeral (uncredited)
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Wylie Ave Pedestrian (uncredited)
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1970's Parade Marcher (uncredited)
Kameron Peters ...
Soldier / Towns Person (uncredited)
Eric Rasmussen ...
Wylie Ave Pedestrian (uncredited)
Dillon Stark ...
1970's Parade Marcher (uncredited)

Directed by

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Denzel Washington ... (directed by)

Written by

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August Wilson ... (screenplay by)
 
August Wilson ... (based upon his play "Fences")

Produced by

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Molly Allen ... executive producer
Todd Black ... producer (produced by)
Eli Bush ... executive producer
Jason Cloth ... co-executive producer
Brad Feinstein ... co-executive producer
Aaron L. Gilbert ... executive producer
Poppy Hanks ... co-executive producer
Charles D. King ... executive producer
Tony Kushner ... co-producer
Richard McConnell ... co-executive producer
Andrew Pollack ... executive producer
Kim Roth ... executive producer
Scott Rudin ... producer (produced by)
Jason Sack ... co-producer
Denzel Washington ... producer (produced by)
Katia Washington ... associate producer
Dale Wells ... executive producer

Music by

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Marcelo Zarvos ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Charlotte Bruus Christensen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hughes Winborne ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Chris Armstrong ... supervising dailies engineer
Fred Brown II ... assistant editor: EPK and BTS
J.D. Funari ... teaser trailer editor
Michael Hatzer ... supervising digital colorist
Chris Jensen ... second colorist: Technicolor
Jeremy-Voissem ... senior dailies colorist
Garrett Kynard ... post-production assistant
Gray Marshall ... associate digital colorist
Heather Mullen ... first assistant editor
Jason Myres ... assistant colorist
Bob Peishel ... digital intermediate producer
Tom Pilla ... assistant editor
Ian Turpen ... dailies film scanning operator
Michael Underwood ... hdr colorist
Chris Van Duyn ... dailies operations: Technicolor
Everette Webber ... digital intermediate editor
Denise Woodgerd ... technicolor visual effects producer
Darin Wooldridge ... home video mastering colorist
Sherri Potter ... president, worldwide post production: Technicolor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Victoria Thomas

Production Design by

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David Gropman

Art Direction by

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Karen Schulz Gropman ... (as Karen Gropman)
Gregory A. Weimerskirch

Set Decoration by

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Rebecca Brown

Costume Design by

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Sharen Davis

Makeup Department

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Matiki Anoff ... makeup artist
Brian Badie ... key hairstylist
Jason Baker ... production assistant: makeup
Patty Bell ... makeup artist
Alta Marie Bialon ... hair stylist
Andrea Bowman ... hair stylist (as Andrea Mona Bowman)
Larry M. Cherry ... hair department head
Rachel Geary ... makeup artist
Nancy Keslar ... hair stylist
Bethany Montecalvo ... makeup artist
Candace Orlandi ... hair stylist
Kyle Roberts ... special makeup effects artist: At TolinFX
Debi Young ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Kirby Adams ... executive in charge of production finance
Richard E. Chapla Jr. ... production manager
Alyssa Hanna Falarski ... location production manager
Susan E. Novick ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kate Hennessy ... additional second second assistant director
Jonathan Medeiros ... additional second assistant director
Jono Oliver ... first assistant director
Susan Ransom-Coyle ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Maggie Adams ... art department coordinator
Richard Boniker ... scenic artist
Edgar Um Bucholtz ... set dresser
Teresa Donatelli ... set dec coordinator
Eugene Doyle ... set dresser
Warren Drummond ... storyboard artist
Matt Eames ... props
Chip Eccles ... gangboss
Bob Feltman ... assistant property master
Gregory Jones ... key greens
Thomas F. Kelly ... set dresser
Brett Kennedy ... scenic painter
Kevin Ladson ... property master
Konrad Lewis ... on-set dresser
Lauri Mancuso ... scenic artist
Michael J. Maraden ... props assistant (as Michael Maraden)
Mike Matesic ... construction gang boss / gang boss
Christina Myal ... graphic designer
Kelsey Peters ... assistant props / props
Buster Pile ... construction coordinator
Brandon A. Plonka ... greensperson / on set greensman
Gregory Puchalski ... on set scenic artist
Michael G. Richer ... construction foreperson
Shawn Shelpman ... set dresser
Christopher St. Pierre ... key scenic
Aaron Streiner ... gangboss
Bobby Vasconi ... production assistant
Paul Von Arx ... greensman
John Walters ... set dresser
Lance R. Walters ... leadman
Jai Field ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jonathan Andrews ... epk sound mixer
Willie D. Burton ... sound mixer
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. ... foley editor
Noyan Cosarer ... re-recording mixer
Dani Dare ... adr: voice
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
Per Hallberg ... supervising sound editor
Bill Higley ... adr mixer
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Donnie Little ... audio engineer
Dawn Lunsford ... foley artist
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
Philip D. Morrill ... first assistant sound editor
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Jessie Pariseau ... foley editor
Michelle Pazer ... adr editor
Nicole Pettis ... adr: Voice
Andre Robinson ... adr: Looping
Kelly Roofner ... sound utility
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Daniel Saxlid ... dialogue supervisor
Ann Scibelli ... sound designer
Douglas Shamburger ... boom operator
D. Chris Smith ... foley editor / sound effects editor
Sound Stage ... sound: 31st Street Studios
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Eric Stolberg ... adr mixer
Drew Webster ... re-recording mix technician
Thomas Whiting ... supervising adr editor
Matthew Wilson ... stage editor
David Young ... audio engineer

Special Effects by

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Mike Garvin ... special effects technician
Matt Seprish ... special effects crew
Dieter Sturm ... special effects technician
Yvonne Sturm ... special effects
Jason Trosky ... special effects key

Visual Effects by

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Casey Allen ... senior flame artist
David Aughenbaugh ... compositor
Meg Bailey ... visual effects producer
Tatjana Bozinovski ... compositor: ZERO VFX
Jay Colamaria ... visual effects data manager: Zero VFX
Sean Cox ... compositor supervisor: Zero VFX
Hermes Crespo ... visual effects
Meagan Darcy ... visual effects data manager: Zero VFX
Sean Devereaux ... visual effects supervisor
Brian Drewes ... visual effects producer
Matthew Friedlander ... matte painter
P. Whitney Gearin ... visual effects executive producer: Zero VFX
Robby Geis ... cg artist
Joshua H. Johnson ... visual effects
Don Kemmer ... visual effects coordinator
N. Bantu Key ... colorist: Marketing (as Ntana Key)
Matthew Klein ... i/o coordinator
Gary L. Lopez ... digital compositor: Zero VFX
Aaron Lucas ... digital production manager
Juan Melgoza ... sequence supervisor: Factory VFX
James P. Noon ... tracking
Andrew Robles ... digital artist
Kevin Samar ... compositor
Doug Spilatro ... visual effects supervisor
James Steller ... compositor
Russ Sueyoshi ... visual effects
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration
Alexis Tarakjian ... digital compositor: Zero VFX
Radley Teruel ... visual effects supervisor: Factory VFX
Kenneth Voss ... digital compositor: RotoFactory
Mike Warner ... Visual Effects Supervisor: Zero VFX
Xye ... tracking

Stunts

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Jeremy Bellos ... precision driver
Clay Donahue Fontenot ... stunt coordinator
Stefan Gutman ... precision driver: cop
Walter Hendrix III ... precision driver
Donne Michael McKissic ... stunts
Emmalee Muller ... precision driver
Buddy Sosthand ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Curtis Abbott ... camera loader
Eliott Acevedo ... additional electric/lamp operator
Benedict Baldauff ... "b" camera 2nd assistant
Jarrett Buba ... electrician
Peter Clemence ... a camera: dolly grip
Steve Cohagan ... best boy electrics
Jason Cortazzo ... libra head technician
Scott Crabbe ... video assist
Doug Cronin ... grip
Anthony DeFrancesco ... "a" camera 2nd assistant
Isaac Denair ... set lighting technician
Gregory L. Edwards ... b-dolly grip
Daniel B. Flick ... grip
Taylor Fllck ... grip
Adam Grant ... lighting technician
Michael Herron ... hd video assist
Connie Huang ... director of photography assistant
Denair Isaac ... electrician
Glenn Kaplan ... "a" camera focus puller
Jason Kirker ... grip
Tom Klabnik ... electrician
Ed Maloney ... gaffer
Gabe Marchetti ... rigging electrician
Holly E. McCarthy ... film loader
Chris Moran ... video assist utility
Chris Muchow ... rigging gaffer
Joseph Edward Myers ... grip
Eric Riedmann ... rigging best boy electric
Jose L. Ruiz ... assistant chief lighting technician: LA (as Jose Ruiz)
Jan Ruona ... "b" camera focus puller
Keith Seymour ... key grip
Doug Stanczak ... additional hd video assist
David Swiech ... rigging electric
David J. Thompson ... "b" camera: steadicam operator / b camera/steadicam operator
Ryan Washlaski ... Dimmer operator / lighting technician
Don Yockey ... grip
Nick Zinobile ... key rigging grip

Casting Department

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Donna Belajac ... local casting director (as Donna M. Belajac)
Elizabeth Brown ... casting assistant
Leila Elhilal ... extras casting associate
Missy Finnell ... local casting associate (as Missy Haught)
Andrew Hadzopoulos ... casting associate
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Chelsea Lynn Peterson ... extra casting director
Michael R. Petyak ... additional extras casting assistant
Debbie Vogel ... extras casting assistant
Linda Weaver ... casting associate
Lindsay Zappala ... casting associate: Pittsburgh

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charlene Amateau ... key costume wrap coordinator
Rhonda Earick ... costumer
Sarah Elise ... costume assistant
Wardrobe Facility ... wardrobe: 31st Street Studios
Gina DeDomenico Flanagan ... costume concept artist
Suzy Freeman ... costume supervisor
Marylou Lim ... costumer
Shonta T. McCray ... costumer
Maddy Meyburgh ... costumer
Bobbi-Jo Napoletano ... seamstress
Samantha Pollack ... costumer
Kate Sawyer ... additional set costumer
Ric Spencer ... key on-set costumer
Jodie Stern ... assistant costume designer
Grace Swoope ... costume assistant
Jesse Trevino ... ager/dyer
Angela Vesco ... key costumer

Location Management

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Kevin Foster ... key asst location manager
David Hall ... location assistant
Kent Jackson ... location manager
Joshua Jenks ... location assistant
Katie Mack ... location coordinator
Jennifer Manypenny ... key assistant location manager
Brandon Marlan ... location assistant
Jake Silver ... assistant location manager
Bradley Walkowiak ... location assistant

Music Department

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Helen Z. Altenbach ... musician
Mark Baechle ... score coordinator (as Mark Bächle)
Katie Colley ... Music Department
Wade Culbreath ... musician: percussion
Brian Kilgore ... musician: percussion
Frederick Lloyd ... trailer music
Greg Loskorn ... scoring engineer
Will Melones ... premix engineer
Mike Nowak ... conductor
Gregory Polzak ... score technical engineer
Jay B. Richardson ... music editor
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Karl Vincent ... musician
Scott McRae ... music preparation (uncredited)
Kim Seiniger ... music production executive (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Dawn Gilliam ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Bernard R. Ackerman Jr. ... driver: honey wagon
Paula Collins ... driver
Frank Conforti ... transportation coordinator
Albert Cuneo ... driver
Diego F. Diaz ... precision driver
Curtis Norman Fuqua ... driver for Mr Washington
Matthew Henchell ... driver: Pennsylvania
Terence Mahoney ... truck driver
John Maksin ... picture car coordinator
John Pishko ... transportation captain
Byron Roland ... driver: honeywagon
Amy Sotereanos ... dot/dispatcher
Brocato Zach ... driver

Other crew

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Thomas Alexander ... Head of Security
Chrissie S. Vides Alvarado ... executive assistant: Aaron L. Gilbert (as Chrissie Vides Alvarado)
Rachel Andrew ... production accountant (as Rachel Lax)
Nicole Beaudoin ... assistant to executive in charge of production
Matthew Berger ... assistant to scott rudin
Chris Beyrooty ... production assistant
Jeremy Bonham ... animator main title
Doug Burch ... additional voices
LaRae Burress ... production assistant
Picture Car ... production staff: 31st Street Studios
Cathy Cavadini ... additional voices (as Catherine Cavadini)
Lanei Chapman ... additional voices (as Lanai Chapman)
Siovhan Christensen ... rehearsal actor/understudy: Viola Davis
Joey G. Costa ... production assistant
Django Craig ... additional voices
Ciara D'Altorio ... additional set production assistant
Dani Dare ... additional voices
Joshua Davy ... production assistant
Ron J. DeGuzman ... second assistant accountant (as RJ DeGuzman)
James Dickerson ... set medic
DieselDonlow ... stand-in (as Benjamin Donlow)
Amber Emery ... production assistant
Steve Faber ... production assistant
Facilities ... production staff: 31st Street Studios
Alyssa Hanna Falarski ... stage manager
Larae Ferguson ... production assistant
Marissa Fiore ... production assistant
Sofia Gomez Garcia ... Asst to Mr. Black
Alexander Glua ... business affairs associate
Pamela B. Green ... titles
Sean W. Green ... production assistant
Isa Hall ... additional voices
Carter Hastings ... additional voices
Kate Hennessy ... key set pa
Diane Howard ... interviewer: journalist
Barbara Iley ... additional voices
Dara Iruka ... adr: voice
Amanda Jabes ... payroll accountant
Amad Jackson ... additional voices
Joshua Jenks ... production assistant
Malik Abdul Khaaliq ... stand-in
Carlyle King ... additional voices
Jackie Kroopf ... Coordinator, Physical Production
Kyrha Lever ... executive assistant to Scott Rudin
Brandon Marlan ... production assistant
Lori Massini ... business affairs
Grayson Maxwell ... 2nd Assistant Accountant
Jeremy Maxwell ... additional voices
Julie Miklos ... production assistant
Lowes Moore III ... Rehearsal Actor/Understudy: Denzel Washington
Daniel Mora ... additional voices
Justin Morgan ... accounting clerk
Eugene Nelson ... stand-in
Ryan O'Shea ... production assistant
Nicole Pettis ... additional voices
James Rega ... Security
Andre Robinson ... additional voices
Nasser Samara ... production assistant
Ben Schoen ... end titles by
Emma Shannon ... looping group
Gunnar Sizemore ... adr actor
Jim Smerecky ... medic
Cheryl Tyre Smith ... additional voices
Kamari Somers ... additional production assistant
Erica R. Sperber ... production secretary
Janice F. Sperling ... production coordinator
Jamie Starr ... additional voices
Cid Swank ... unit publicist
Steven Thibault ... production finance: Bron Studios Inc.
Kim Fouche Tipton ... assistant office coordinator
Daniel Villagomez ... credits administrator
Nisa Ward ... additional voices
Roger Williams ... EPK/BTS Service Provider: Inspired Image Picture Company
Tauren Wrate ... first assistant accountant
Orneatha Wright ... payroll assistant
Lois Yaroshefsky ... studio teacher
Kaleigh Fitzgerald ... production assistant (uncredited)
Zachary Small ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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David Caparelliotis ... special thanks
Mele Negler ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. Written by Jwelch5742

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Taglines Some people build fences to keep people out - and other people build fences to keep people in. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ограды (Russia)
  • Um Limite Entre Nós (Brazil)
  • Паркани (Ukraine)
  • 心靈圍籬 (Taiwan)
  • Vedações (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Box Office

Budget $24,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,600,170, 25 Dec 2016
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $64,098,857, 20 Mar 2017

Did You Know?

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Trivia "Fences" opened on Broadway in 1987, winning the Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor (James Earl Jones), and Best Featured Actress (Mary Alice). A revival of "Fences" opened in 2010, winning the Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor Denzel Washington, and Best Actress (Viola Davis). All five adult actors reprise their roles in this film adaptation, with Washington also directing. See more »
Goofs Since Cory's varsity jacket has 1956 on the back, he must have been referring to 1955 as "last baseball season." He mentioned that Sandy Koufax led the league in strikeouts. In fact, Koufax was a rookie in 1955, appeared in only a few games and struck out only 30 batters. He didn't become a dominating pitcher until 1961, when he led the National League in strikeouts for the first time. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Denzel Washington/Tony Bennett (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Jesus Be A Fence Around Me See more »
Quotes Cory: Hey pa!
Troy: Hmm?
Cory: Can I ask you a question?
[pause]
Cory: How come you ain't never liked me?
Troy: Like you? What law is there sayin' I got to like you?
Cory: None.
Troy: All right then. Don't you eat every day? Answer me when I talk to you! Don't you eat every day?
Cory: Yeah...
Troy: As long as you're in my house you put a "Sir" on the end of it when you talk to me.
Cory: Yes, Sir.
Troy: You eat every day?
Cory: Yes, Sir.
Troy: You got a roof over you head?
Cory: Yes, Sir.
Troy: Got clothes on your back?
Cory: Yes, Sir.
Troy: Why you think that is?
Cory: 'Cause of you?
Troy: [chuckles] Hell, I know it's 'cause of me. But why do you think that is?
Cory: 'Cause you like me?
Troy: Like you? I go outta here every morning, I bust my butt 'cause I like you? You're about the biggest fool I ever saw. A man is supposed to take care of his family. You live in my house, feed your belly with my food, put your behind on my bed because you're my son. It's my duty to take care of you, I owe a responsibility to you, I ain't got to like you! Now, I gave everything I got to give you! I gave you your life! Me and your Mama worked out between us and liking your black ass wasn't part of the bargain! Now don't you go through life worrying about whether somebody like you or not! You best be makin' sure that they're doin' right by you! You understand what I'm sayin'?
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