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Format:
Title:
Finding Forrester
Uniform Title:
Finding Forrester (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9780767861434

9780767858328
Publication:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2001], ℗2000.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally released as motion picture in 2000.

Special features: HBO making-of special (15 min.); found: Rob Brown (15 min.); deleted choir scenes (8 min.); filmographies, theatrical trailer (3 min.).
Contents:
Making of Finding Forrester.
Summary:
Jamal Wallace is a talented young basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. After an accidental meeting, Forrester, a reclusive novelist, becomes Jamal's unlikely mentor. Soon, both men learn lessons from each other about life and the importance of friendship.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
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In the spirit of his Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting, Gus Van Sant directs this tale of the unlikely bond that develops between an aging, reclusive novelist named Forrester (Sean Connery) -- who hasn't written anything since winning a Pulitzer Prize decades earlier -- and Jamal (Rob Brown), a 16-year-old with a hidden desire to be a writer. When Jamal is cited for his athleticism in basketball by an elite Manhattan prep school, he is forced to adapt to an environment far from his South Bronx upbringing, and a small mishap leads him to the eccentric, uneasy Forrester. After their initial apprehension of each other, they begin to fuel each other's fire for writing, and become unlikely friends despite their ages and backgrounds. Forrester's devotion to Jamal becomes enhanced when he must defend allegations of plagiarism enforced by Professor Crawford (F. Murray Abraham), jeopardizing Jamal's future. The film also features Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, and Zane Copeland, Jr.. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi