Finding Forrester

Finding Forrester

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

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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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..

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: 340

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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