Finding Forrester

Finding Forrester (2000)

In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2000-12-21
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 1031 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 16min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Laurence Mark Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gus Van Sant
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Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.

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  • Sean Connery

    as William Forrester
  • Rob Brown

    as Jamal Wallace
  • F. Murray Abraham

    as Robert Crawford
  • Anna Paquin

    as Claire Spence
  • Busta Rhymes

    as Terrell Wallace
  • April Grace

    as Ms. Joyce
  • Michael Pitt

    as John Coleridge
  • Michael Nouri

    as Dr. Spence
  • Richard Easton

    as Prof. Matthews
  • Glenn Fitzgerald

    as Massie
  • Lil' Zane

    as Damon
  • Stephanie Berry

    as Janice
  • Fly Williams III

    as Fly
  • Damany Mathis

    as Kenzo
  • Damion Lee

    as Clay
  • Tom Kearns

    as Coach Garrick
  • Matthew Noah Word

    as Hartwell
  • Charles Bernstein

    as Dr. Simon
  • Matt Malloy

    as Bradley
  • Matt Damon

    as Steven Sanderson
  • Jimmy Bobbit

    as Rapper
  • Capital Jay

    as Opposing Player
  • Jim Titus

    as Student
  • Cassandra Kubinski

    as Claire's Friend
  • Sophia Wu

    as Librarian
  • Gerry Rosenthal

    as Student Speaker
  • Tim Hall

    as Student Manager
  • Tom Mullica

    as Old Money Man
  • David Madison

    as Kid in the Hall
  • Joey Buttafuoco

    as Night Man
  • Jaime McCaig

    as Referee
  • William Modeste

    as Referee
  • Daniel Rodriguez

    as Hallway Boy
  • Samuel Tyson

    as Creston Player
  • Vince Giordano

    as Big Band Leader
  • Dean Pratt

    as Trumpet Player
  • Kerry MacKillop

    as Trumpet Player
  • Harvey Tibbs

    as Trombone Player
  • Jack Stuckey

    as Sax Player
  • Mark Lopeman

    as Sax Player
  • Marc Phaneuf

    as Sax Player
  • Larry Wade

    as Sax Player
  • Conal Fowkes

    as Piano Player
  • Matt Munisteri

    as Guitarist
  • John Meyers

    as Drummer
  • Ron Morgan

    as Mailor Priest
  • Alison Folland

    as Jeopardy Contestant
  • Alex Trebek

    as Alex Trebek
  • Gus Van Sant

    as Library Assistant (uncredited)
Directing Gus Van Sant Director
Production Sean Connery Producer
Production Laurence Mark Producer
Production Rhonda Tollefson Producer
Camera Harris Savides Director of Photography
Editing Valdís Óskarsdóttir Editor
Sound Kelley Baker Supervising Sound Editor
Art Jane Musky Production Design
Art Robert Guerra Art Direction
Art Darrell K. Keister Art Direction
Art Susan Bode Tyson Set Decoration
Art Carolyn A. Loucks Set Decoration
Art Lynn Tonnessen Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Sound Patrick Winters Sound Effects Editor
Sound Richard Moore Sound Effects Editor
Sound Michael "Gonzo" Gandsey Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Bob Munroe Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Production Bernard Telsey Casting
Production David Vaccari Casting
Production Dany Wolf Executive Producer
Production Jonathan King Executive Producer
Writing Mike Rich Writer
Crew G. A. Aguilar Stunt Coordinator