- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.
- Genres: Drama
- Release Date: 2000-12-21
- Runtime: 136.0 min
- Budget: $43.0 million
- Revenue: $80.0 million
- Production Companies: Laurence Mark Productions, Finding Forrester Productions, Fountainbridge Films
Cast & Crew
Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace, Michael Pitt, Michael Nouri, Richard Easton, Glenn Fitzgerald, Lil’ Zane, Stephanie Berry, Fly Williams III, Damany Mathis, Damion Lee, Tom Kearns, Matthew Noah Word, Charles Bernstein, Matt Malloy, Matt Damon, Jimmy Bobbit, Capital Jay, Jim Titus, Cassandra Kubinski, Sophia Wu, Gerry Rosenthal, Tim Hall, Tom Mullica, David Madison, Joey Buttafuoco, Jaime McCaig, William Modeste, Daniel Rodriguez, Samuel Tyson, Vince Giordano, Dean Pratt, Kerry MacKillop, Harvey Tibbs, Jack Stuckey, Mark Lopeman, Marc Phaneuf, Larry Wade, Conal Fowkes, Matt Munisteri, John Meyers, Ron Morgan, Alison Folland, Alex Trebek, Gus Van Sant
Synopsis – What to Expect from “Finding Forrester”
Finding Forrester is a 2000 drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Connery and Rob Brown. The film follows the story of a young African-American teenager, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), who has a passion for writing and an aptitude for basketball.
Jamal is a bright student living in the Bronx with his single mother and younger brother. He is also a talented basketball player, and is offered a scholarship to a prestigious private school. After writing an essay for his English class, Jamal is invited to the apartment of an elderly recluse, William Forrester (Sean Connery). Forrester is a reclusive, Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has been living in isolation for years.
Jamal is surprised to learn that Forrester is the author of his favorite book, and the two develop a close bond. Forrester encourages Jamal to pursue his writing and offers him guidance and support. He helps Jamal to become a better writer and to develop his own unique style.
At the same time, Jamal’s basketball coach discovers his writing talent and pressures him to focus on basketball instead. But Jamal is determined to follow his own path, and he continues to write and to work on his basketball skills.
When Jamal’s writing is published in a magazine, his basketball coach and principal are furious and demand that he stop writing. Jamal refuses to stop, and is eventually expelled from school.
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