Finding Forrester

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  135 min.
Release Date: December 25, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.61
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Cast: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Michael Pitt, Busta Rhymes


Jamal Wallace is an African-American athlete who is recruited for his athletic ability by an all-white prep school. When an eccentric, reclusive novelist (Connery) discovers that the young athlete is also an excellent writer and secretly takes him on as his protégé, they develop an unlikely friendship.

As they learn more about each other, they learn more about themselves, and ultimately, with the help of his new mentor, the basketball star must choose the right path between following his writing dreams or his hoop dreams.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Laurence Mark, Dany Wolf
Screenplay: Mike Rich
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