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Autobiographical movies rarely get more truthfully moving than Antwone Fisher. The title is also the name of this fine drama's first-time screenwriter, a former Navy seaman who was working as a film-studio security guard when his life-inspired script was developed as Denzel Washington's directorial debut. This Hollywood dream gets better: unbeknownst to the filmmakers, Derek Luke--a newcomer who won the title role over a throng of famous contenders--was also a friend of Fisher's, and the whole film seems blessed by this fortunate coincidence. Washington's sharp instincts as an actor serve him well, as both a subtle-handed director and Luke's costar playing Jerome Davenport, a Navy psychologist assigned to assess Fisher's chronic violent temper. Their therapy sessions prove mutually beneficial, as this touching true story addresses painful memories, broken desires, and heartfelt reunions without resorting to a contrived happy ending. Fisher's good life is worth celebrating, and Washington brings a delicate touch to the party. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by: director Denzel Washington and producer Todd Black
  • "Meeting Antwone Fisher" featurette
  • "The Making of Antwone Fisher" behind-the-scenes featurette
  • "Hollywood and the Navy" featurette

Cast

Derek LukeAntwone Quenton 'Fish' Fisher
Malcolm David KelleyAntwone Fisher Age 7
Cory HodgesAntwone Fisher Age 14
Denzel WashingtonDr. Jerome Davenport
Joy BryantCheryl Smolley
Salli Richardson-WhitfieldBerta Davenport
Leonard Earl HowzePork Chop
Kevin ConnollySlim
Novella NelsonMrs. Tate
Stephen SneddenBerkley
James BrolinThe Captain

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Denzel Washington
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 120 min
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 10, 2003
    EuropeMay 16, 2003
    JapanApr 26, 2003
    AustraliaMar 13, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 30, 2003
    EuropeSep 29, 2003
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