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Finding Forrester
- Sean Connery

Overview - Director Gus Van Sant brings to the screen this moving story of a grizzled recluse and an inner-city teenager brought together by their shared passion for writing. Like Van Sant's Oscar-nominated GOOD WILL HUNTING, FINDING FORRESTER earnestly explores the struggles of a youthful genius whose position in society (underprivileged kid from the wrong side of the tracks) makes him seem destined for failure until he forms a relationship with a gifted but introverted mentor who helps him see the light.The youthful genius is a talented urban basketball player named Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), who in his spare time reads everything he can get his hands on, secretly scribbling prose and poetry into a composition pad.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Director Gus Van Sant brings to the screen this moving story of a grizzled recluse and an inner-city teenager brought together by their shared passion for writing. Like Van Sant's Oscar-nominated GOOD WILL HUNTING, FINDING FORRESTER earnestly explores the struggles of a youthful genius whose position in society (underprivileged kid from the wrong side of the tracks) makes him seem destined for failure until he forms a relationship with a gifted but introverted mentor who helps him see the light.The youthful genius is a talented urban basketball player named Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), who in his spare time reads everything he can get his hands on, secretly scribbling prose and poetry into a composition pad. The introverted mentor is William Forrester (Sean Connery), who took the literary world by storm with his debut novel, AVALON RISING, 50 years earlier but now spends whole days shut inside his Bronx apartment looking out the window onto a basketball court where Jamal hangs out. Buoyed by excellent performances from Connery and newcomer Brown, FINDING FORRESTER paints a compelling, alluring portrait of friendship while offering intriguing insights into the heart and soul of the dedicated writer.

Cast List

Laurence Mark - Producer/Executive
Dany Wolf - Executive Producer, FINDING FORRESTER
F. Murray Abraham - American actor, AMADEUS
Fahrid Murray Abraham - American actor, AMADEUS
Rob Brown - Actor/ FINDING FORRESTER (2000)
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Gus Van Sant - American Director/Screenwriter, MILK, LAST DAYS
Jonathan King - Executive Producer, FINDING FORRESTER
Mike Rich - screenwriter, FINDING FORRESTER
Anna Paquin - Oscar winning Actress, THE PIANO
Tom Mullica
Lil' Zane - star, FINDING FORRESTER
Michael Nouri - Film/TV Actor
Rhonda Tollefson - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Busta Rhymes - Rapper/Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 136
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 683904534071
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Teenage
Theatrical Release
Writers
Friendships
African Americans

 
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Notes:
Rob Brown was named Best Male Newcomer by the Las Vegas Film Critics Society for his performance in FINDING FORRESTER. Theatrical release: December 6, 2000 (NY/LA). December 25, 2000 (major U.S. cities). January 12, 2001 (wide release).

Reviews:
"...[The film is] constructed around Sean Connery's charm..." - 3 out of 4 stars - 12/19/2000 USA Today, p.6D


"...Touchingly authentic thanks to genuine and profound performances from Connery and newcomer Pitt..." - 01/01/2001 Box Office, p.64


"...Brown's starmaking turn is the film's heart and soul..." - 03/01/2001 Total Film, p.93


"...Two enormously appealing performances dominate FINDING FORRESTER....The two actors tear into their roles the way a hungry man enters a banquet hall..." - 12/15/2000 Hollywood Reporter, p.10-40


"...Brown turns out to be something of a natural. His wary and dignified presence, nicely set off by a great smile, enables him to make working with Connery appear simple..." - 12/19/2000 Los Angeles Times, p.C1


"...It's a pleasure to watch the rapport between Connery, in his 50th year of acting, and Brown, in his first role..." - 12/22/2000 Chicago Sun-Times, p.36

 
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