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Antwone Fisher

Rating:PG-13 (for violence, language and mature thematic materiatl involving child abuse)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:December 19, 2002
Running time:113 minutes
Cast:Derek Luke, Denzel Washington, Joy Bryant, Salli Richardson, Stephen Snedden
Director:Denzel Washington
Producer:Randa Haines, Todd Black, Denzel Washington
Writer:Antwone Fisher
Distributor:Fox Searchlight Pictures

Description: Based on a true story, a biographical drama centering upon Antwone "Fish" Fisher who--once a Sony Pictures security guard--eventually gained fame as an acclaimed writer and a Hollywood producer. In the earlier part of his life, he was a sailor prone to violent outbursts. On the verge of being kicked out of the Navy for repeated fighting, he is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood rife with abuse. With the help of a Navy psychiatrist, he turns his life around and decides to embark on a search to find the family that abandoned him as a baby. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew. In the course of that search, his life changes dramatically.

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