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Finding Forrester
     

Finding Forrester

4.2 9
Director: Gus Van Sant, Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham

Cast: Gus Van Sant, Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham

 

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In the spirit of his Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting, Gus Van Sant directs this tale of the unlikely bond that develops between an aging, reclusive novelist named Forrester (Sean Connery) -- who hasn't written anything since winning a Pulitzer Prize decades earlier -- and Jamal (Rob Brown), a 16-year-old with a hidden desire to be a writer. When Jamal is cited

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In the spirit of his Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting, Gus Van Sant directs this tale of the unlikely bond that develops between an aging, reclusive novelist named Forrester (Sean Connery) -- who hasn't written anything since winning a Pulitzer Prize decades earlier -- and Jamal (Rob Brown), a 16-year-old with a hidden desire to be a writer. When Jamal is cited for his athleticism in basketball by an elite Manhattan prep school, he is forced to adapt to an environment far from his South Bronx upbringing, and a small mishap leads him to the eccentric, uneasy Forrester. After their initial apprehension of each other, they begin to fuel each other's fire for writing, and become unlikely friends despite their ages and backgrounds. Forrester's devotion to Jamal becomes enhanced when he must defend allegations of plagiarism enforced by Professor Crawford (F. Murray Abraham), jeopardizing Jamal's future. The film also features Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, and Zane Copeland, Jr..

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
*** The scenes between the old man and the teenager are at the heart of the movie, and it's a pleasure to watch the rapport between Connery, in his 50th year of acting, and Brown, in his first role.... I was reminded of another movie, a great one, named "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" (1962). In both that movie and this one, a disadvantaged young man simply refuses to perform like a trained seal, because he knows that will be a lethal blow against his adult tormentors. In a movie where sports supplies an important theme, Jamal's crucial decision supplies the best insight in the story about his journey between two worlds.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2014
UPC:
0683904534071
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Mill Creek Ent
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:16:00
Sales rank:
3,739

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery William Forrester
Rob Brown Jamal Wallace
F. Murray Abraham Professor Crawford
Anna Paquin Claire
Busta Rhymes Terrell
April Grace Ms. Joyce
Matt Damon Actor
Michael Nouri Dr. Spence

Technical Credits
Gus Van Sant Director
Susan Bode-Tyson Set Decoration/Design
Sean Connery Producer
Darrell K. Keister Art Director
Jonathan King Executive Producer
Francine Maisler Casting
Laurence Mark Producer
Brian Miksis Sound/Sound Designer
Jane Musky Production Designer
Valdís Óskarsdóttir Editor
Mike Rich Screenwriter
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Harris Savides Cinematographer
Bernie Telsey Casting
Rhonda Tollefson Producer
David Vaccari Casting
David J. Webb Asst. Director
Dany Wolf Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Finding Forrester
1. Chapter 1 [30:33]
2. Chapter 2 [59:17]
3. Chapter 3 [46:11]

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Finding Forrester 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finding Forrester is an amazing move about a black 16 year old boy Jammal who lives in the Bronx. Jammal is dared to go into The ''Window's'' apartment and steal something and that is when Jammal meets ''The Window''. ''The Window'' is Sean Connery who spies out of the window every now and then. But the window never coes out of his apartment. Jammal is a basketball player who gets a scolarsihp to a very good school. During school Jammal is assigned to read a book by a man named Forrester. Jammal makes an incredible discoverey about Forrester.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Sean Connery, arguably one of this century's finest actors, as the reclusive novelist, William Forrester, is a rare cinematic treat. Rob Brown is engaging as Jamal Warner, Forrester's gifted protege. This movie Is, most definitely, worth a look.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''Finding Forrester'' is an excellent movie to watch anytime, anywhere....the story of an unlikely friendship that develops captivated me the first time I watched it (which was not too long ago).....this will be the first DVD I buy (I just learned how to work my DVD player on my computer).....this movie should also make people think about how we should not judge each other by the color of our skin, whether Black, White, Latino, Indian, Asian, Philipino, or any other background....I hope to see more of Rob Brown in the future....if not, then this is a one of a kind movie that everyone should own...God Bless..
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this movie is one on the best...we watched it in school and i fell in love with it...it takes so many lessons and bonds them into a package that you can laugh at cry at and admire...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this movie is seriously one of the greatest of all time. Sean Connery plays an awesome hermit, he fits the intellect role very well. I think that this movie should be a requirement to watch, it's just that good.
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