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Finding Forrester (2000) (C) - Anthology Ottawa

Finding Forrester (2000) (C)

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"Sean Connery in a career-crowning performance. Newcomer Rob Brown excels. A beautifully spun story."

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies.

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.

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

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. -- (C) Columbia Pictures, 2000, USA.

Starring Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, Rob Brown.

Directed by Gus Van Sant.

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