The directorial debut of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, Antwone Fisher is an autobiographical drama written by the real-life Antwone Fisher. Played by newcomer Derek Luke, Antwone is a volatile young sailor in the Navy, getting into trouble for his constant fighting. When he gets appointed to see naval psychiatrist Dr. Jerome Davenport (Denzel Washington), he begins to reveal the emotional problems behind his rage. Through an introduction to anger management, Antwone is able to confront some secrets of his past and eventually search out his family for a confrontation. Also starring model-turned-actress Joy Bryant as Antwone's girlfriend, Cheryl, and Salli Richardson as Davenport's wife. Antwone Fisher's memoir, Finding Fish, was released to book stores right before the film's theatrical release.
A film that begins with the everyday lives of naval personnel in San Diego and ends with scenes so true and heartbreaking that tears welled up in my eyes both times I saw the film. Roger Ebert
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- 20th Century Fox
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- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Willie D. Burton||Sound Mixer|
|Nelson Coates||Production Designer|
|Melissa "Stanley" Cohen||Production Manager|
|Mychael Danna||Score Composer|
|Sharen Davis||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Marvin Felton||Special Effects|
|Antwone Quenton Fisher||Co-producer,Screenwriter|
|Randy Fletcher||Asst. Director|
|Brad Haehnel||Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer|
|David S. Lazan||Art Director|
|Anne McCulley||Set Decoration/Design|
|Barbara Mesney||Set Decoration/Design|
|Neal Norton||Camera Operator|
|Nancy Paloian-Breznikar||Executive Producer|
|David Poole||Special Effects|
|Robert M. Powell||Stunts|
|Pamela Rittelmeyer||Camera Operator|
|Frank Rose||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Riki Sabusawa-Roach||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Paul Sonski||Set Decoration/Design|
|Dain C. Turner||Stunts|
|Gina White||Associate Producer|
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Great film. Very Poignant. Also hard to watch at the same time. Interesting as we can see how Antwone will confront things with courage. Not many people are willing to do that. Anyway, Denzel Washington, as an actor, shines. As a director, this is an audacious try at directing expertise. I have no ill-will comments about his ability. Of course, he has the potential to reach the top mark. The movie was obviously flawed, had a lot of holes, and did not cover every ground. So far, this is one of the best movies I have seen the past few years, and I believe this should have been a winner for Academy Award Best Picture, since a lot of films have been a travesty. Washington also needs to have his directing abilities refined before he can undertake the next project, if he wants to be the best as possible.
I saw the movie once back in January, and I haven't gotten it out of my mind. I recommend it to all my students (I teach at a community college) as well as to friends and family. I learned from this movie and was struck especially by the relationship between Antwone Fisher and the Navy Psychiatrist. I am buying the DVD because I want to hear more; I will read the book as soon as the semester is over (!)--I heard it is as excellent as the movie--and I may buy the VHS version as well, so that I can show it to my students next year. Thanks Antwone Fisher, and thanks Denzel Washington.
Every now and then a gem of a film comes along that squeezes your heart, touches your soul, and brings tears to your eyes, films like "The Notebook", "The Color Purple", "Fried Green Tomatoes", "Trip to Bountiful". Well, add to that list the true story of "ANTWONE FISHER" delivered with compelling impact by Denzel Washington and Derek Luke. A young man filled with anger and anguish for the family he lost and seeks to re-discover, and a psychiatrist who takes him on the journey of discovery, and then in the process reveals what he himself has hidden from his own realization. Loved it. Terrific film. Don't miss it!
THE Best movie u could ever C
I loved this movie. Its the best thing in the world. I love this movie AND Derek Luke AND Denzel! Everyone should own a copy of this..!
This is an excellent movie! It's a movie for the whole family and you can't help but to love it! You will want to watch it over and over again! You'll get addicted (but in a good way)!