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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
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5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

(At around one hour and thirty minutes) As Robert Crawford places entries for the school writing competition on a desk, some of the essays' authors' names are those of the movie's crew members: James Pollard (Dolly Grip) and Joyce Tollefson (Assistant to Mr. Connery), et cetera. See more »

Goofs

At one point in the film Jamal mentions to Claire that, "It was Stamford... At the bar in London... He was the one who introduced Watson to Holmes", alluding to the Sherlock Holmes novels and stories. However, it wasn't at a bar in London where Stamford introduced Watson to Holmes but at a hospital's chemical laboratory near the bar. See more »

Quotes

Forrester: Bolt the door, if you're coming in.
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Crazy Credits

During the Columbia logo presentation, Bill Frisell's guitar playing the Columbia accompanying music is heard, rather than the usual orchestral version. See more »

Connections

References The Name of the Rose (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

UNDER A GOLDEN SKY
Written and performed by Bill Frisell
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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:

USA

Language:

English | German

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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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS (8 channels)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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