Finding Forrester
Country of Origin: United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Production year: 2000
Director: Gus Van Sant
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-059894
Running time: 2:16 (136 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.31:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 24, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#613)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 06, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Academy Award®-winner Sean Connery* stars in this powerful and unforgettable drama from acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, To Die For). With a strong cast including Academy Award®-winners F. Murray Abraham** (Amadeus, Last Action Hero) and Anna Paquin*** (The Piano, X-Men), the film also features rap music superstar Busta Rhymes (Shaft) and an incredible performance from talented newcomer Rob Brown.

Jamal Wallace (Brown) is a talented 16-year-old basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. William Forrester (Connery) is a reclusive Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who never gave the world a second novel. After an accidental meeting, Forrester becomes Jamal's unlikely mentor, providing guidance to help develop the young man's exceptional skills. Soon, Forrester's harsh view of the world begins to change as both men learn lessons from each other about life — and the importance of friendship.

*1987 Best Supporting Actor, The Untouchables. **1984 Best Actor, Amedeus.
***1993 Best Supporting Actress, The Piano.
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Misc.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Laurence Mark Productions
 • Fountainbridge Films
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • Selected Filmographies.
Easter Eggs
Oscar pictures

Go to Special Features / Filmographies and hightlight Sean Connery and enter. Then on the first screen press up and this will highlight 'The Untouchables'. Press enter and you will see a picture of him at the Acadamy Awards with his Oscar. This also works for Anna Paquin ('The Piano') and F. Murray Abraham ('Amadeus').
Crew
Direction
Gus Van Sant....Director
Writing
Mike Rich....Writer
Production
Dany Wolf....Executive Producer
Jonathan King....Executive Producer
Laurence Mark....Producer
Sean Connery....Producer
Rhonda Tollefson....Producer
Cinematography
Harris Savides....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Valdis Oskarsdottir....Film Editor
Sound
Brian Miksis....Production Sound Mixer
Kelley Baker....Supervising Sound Editor
Leslie Shatz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David Parker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gus Van Sant....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Ann Roth....Costume Designer
Jane Musky....Production Designer
Darrell K. Keister....Art Director
Donna M. Maloney....Costume Designer
Joanna Brett....Costume Designer
Barrett P. Hong....Costume Designer
Michal Bigger....Make-up Artist
Melanie R. Hughes....Make-up Artist
Digital Visual Effects by C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Bob Munroe....Visual Effects
Additional Visual Effects by Illusion Arts
Syd Dutton....Visual Effects
Bill Taylor....Visual Effects
Cast
Sean Connery....Forrester
Rob Brown....Jamal
F. Murray Abraham....Crawford
Anna Paquin....Claire
Busta Rhymes....Terrell
April Grace....Ms. Joyce
Michael Pitt....Coleridge
Michael Nouri....Dr. Spence
Richard Easton....Matthews
Glenn Fitzgerald....Massie
Zane R. Copeland, Jr.....Damon
Stephanie Berry....Janice
Fly Williams III....Fly
Damany Mathis....Kenzo
Damien Lee....Clay
Tom Kearns....Coach Garrick
Matthew Noah Word....Hartwell
Charles Bernstein....Dr. Simon
Matt Malloy....Bradley
Matt Damon....Sanderson
Jimmy Bobbitt....Rapper
Capital Jay....Opposing Player
James T. Williams II....Student
Cassandra Kubinski....Claire's Friend
Sophia Wu....Librarian
Gerry Rosenthal....Student Speaker
Tim Hall....Student Manager
Tom Mullica....Old Money Man
David Madison....Kid in the Hall
Joey Buttafuoco....Night Man
Referees
Jaime McCaig
William Modeste
Daniel Rodriguez....Hallway Boy
Samuel Tyson....Creston Player
Vince Giordano....Big Band Leader
Gregory Singer....Violinist
Trumpet Players
Dean Pratt
Kerry MacKillop
Harvey Tibbs....Trombone Player
Sax Players
Jack Stuckey
Mark Lopeman
Mark Phaneuf
Larry Wade
Conal Fowkes....Piano Player
Matt Munisteri....Guitarist
John Meyers....Drummer
Ron Morgan....Mailor Priest
Allison Folland....Jeopardy Contestant
Alex Trebek....Himself