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Finding Forrester (2000)

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Release Date
 USA: Dec 19, 2000
 UK: 23 Feb 2001
DVD Release Date
 R1: Apr 24, 2001
 R2: 20 Aug 2001

Budget $43,000,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references.

Running Time
2 hours, 16 minutes

Country USA

Studio Columbia Pictures, Fountainbridge Films

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Genre: Drama, Teenage, Sports, School / Campus, Gay/Lesbian, Urban, Coming Of Age

Tagline: In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.

Plot: 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.

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 Directed by
Gus Van Sant
Good Will Hunting, Elephant, To Die For
 Written by
Mike Rich
The Rookie, Radio, Manhunt
Sean Connery
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Rob Brown
Coach Carter, Take the Lead, The Orphan King
F. Murray Abraham
Amadeus, Scarface, Last Action Hero
Anna Paquin
X-Men, Almost Famous, X2
Busta Rhymes
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Michael Pitt
The Village, Murder by Numbers, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Michael Nouri
The Terminal, Flashdance, Last Holiday
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