Fences


2h 18m 2016

Brief Synopsis

Troy was once a baseball player in the Negro League, but he never got into the Majors because of his age. Now, in 1950s Pittsburgh, he works as a garbage man and has been trying to convince his boss to let him drive a truck, even though no black men are allowed to do so. Troy is also having problems with his two sons: Although Lyons doesn't live at home, he continues to ask Troy for money. But Cory is the son who is causing the most trouble for his father, because he is determined to be a football player and has given up his studies at school and his job in favor of the game. Troy reacts by kicking Cory out of the house and a wedge is driven between father and son that will last for the rest of Troy's life.

Film Details

Also Known As
Barriere
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Release Date
2016
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Synopsis

Troy was once a baseball player in the Negro League, but he never got into the Majors because of his age. Now, in 1950s Pittsburgh, he works as a garbage man and has been trying to convince his boss to let him drive a truck, even though no black men are allowed to do so. Troy is also having problems with his two sons: Although Lyons doesn't live at home, he continues to ask Troy for money. But Cory is the son who is causing the most trouble for his father, because he is determined to be a football player and has given up his studies at school and his job in favor of the game. Troy reacts by kicking Cory out of the house and a wedge is driven between father and son that will last for the rest of Troy's life.

Crew

Curtis Abbott

Loader

Maggie Adams

Art Department Coordinator

Jovan Adepo

Song Performer

Molly Allen

Executive Producer

Matiki Anoff

Makeup

Brian Badie

Hair Stylist

Meg Bailey

Visual Effects Producer

Benedict Baldauff

Photography

Georgann Bazar

Craft Service

Darek Beeman

Tailor

Donna Belajac

Casting

Melissa F. Binder

Wardrobe

Todd Black

Producer

Andrea Bowman

Hair Stylist

Tatjana Bozinovski

Compositor

Elizabeth Brown

Casting Assistant

Rebecca Brown

Set Decorator

Jarrett Buba

Electrician

Edgar Um Bucholtz

On-Set Dresser

Doug Burch

Sound

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Eli Bush

Executive Producer

Brian Buzzelli

Dolly Grip

Sammy Cahn

Song

Charlie Campagna

Sound Effects

Catherine Cavadini

Sound

Richard E. Chapla

Unit Production Manager

Lanai Chapman

Sound

Larry M. Cherry

Hair

Eric Chilpa

Camera

Charlotte Bruus Christensen

Director Of Photography

Vincent Cirilli

Music

Peter Clemence

Dolly Grip

James Cleveland

Song

Reverend James Cleveland

Song Performer

Jason Cloth

Co-Executive Producer

Edmond Coblentz

Foley Editor

Steve Cohagan

Chief Lighting Technician

Frank Conforti

Transportation Coordinator

Sam Cooke

Song

Joey Costa

Production Assistant

Sean C. Cox

2-D Artist

Scott Crabbe

Video Assistant

Django Craig

Sound

Doug Cronin

Grip

Meagan Darcy

Matte Painter

Dani Dare

Sound

Sharen Davis

Costume Designer

Viola Davis

Song Performer

Gene De Paul

Song

Anthony Defransesco

Photography

Ron J Deguzman

Accounting Assistant

Greg Dennen

Music

Sean Devereaux

Visual Effects Supervisor

James B. Dickerson Ii

Medic

Teresa Donatelli

On-Set Dresser

Eugene Doyle

On-Set Dresser

Warren Drummond

Storyboard Artist

Pavel Dvorak

Camera

Matthew Eames

Props

Rhonda Earick

Costumer

Gregory L Edwards

Dolly Grip

Robert Elhai

Music

Leila Elhilal

Background Casting

Steve Faber

Production Assistant

Brad Feinstein

Co-Executive Producer

Bob Feltman

Property Master

Marissa Fiore

Production Assistant

Eric Flickinger

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Clay Fontenot

Stunt Coordinator

Jaime Fortuno-lavin

Compositor

Kevin Foster

Location Manager

Suzy Freeman

Costume Supervisor

Matt Friedlander

Matte Painter

Carl Fullerton

Makeup

Sofia Gomez Garcia

Assistant

Whitney Gearin

Visual Effects Producer

Robby Geis

Cgi Artist

Judah Getz

Adr Mixer

Aaron Gilbert

Executive Producer

Dawn Gilliam

Script Supervisor

Adam Grant

Electrician

David Gropman

Production Designer

Isa Hall

Sound

Per Hallberg

Sound Editor

Poppy Hanks

Co-Executive Producer

Barbara Harris

Sound

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Carter Hastings

Sound

Michael Hatzer

Colorist

Missy Haught

Casting Associate

Kate Hennessy

Production Assistant

Michael Herron

Video Assistant

Joshua Hey

Matte Painter

Bill Higley

Adr Mixer

Connie Huang

Camera

Smith Harper Hutchings

Art Department

Dara Iruka

Sound

Denair Issac

Electrician

Charles Hayes Iv

Assistant

Joel Iwataki

Score Recording

Amanda Jabes

Payroll Accountant

Amad Jackson

Sound

Kent Jackson

Location Manager

Klarissa Jackson

Production Assistant

Brinton Jaecks

Compositor

Joshua Jenks

Production Assistant

Chris Jensen

Colorist

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Josh Johnson

Matte Painter

Gregory Jones

Greensman

Sarah Jones

Matte Painter

Glenn D Kaplan

Photography

Grant Kemmerer

Animal Wrangler

Carlyle King

Sound

Charles D. King

Executive Producer

Jason Kirker

Grip

Tom Klabnik

Electrician

Lisa Klein

Visual Effects

Matt Klein

Visual Effects

Tony Kushner

Coproducer

Tony Kushner

Other

Kevin Ladson

Property Master

Ladd Lanford

Project Manager

Rachel Lax

Production Accountant

David C. Lee

Still Photographer

Kyrha Lever

Assistant

Konrad Q Lewis

Art Department

Marylou Lim

Costumer

Donnie Little

Audio

Gary Lopez

Compositor

Greg Loskorn

Music

Dawn Lunsford

Foley Artist

Ed Maloney

Chief Lighting Technician

Jennifer Manypenny

Location Manager

Brian Mariano

Visual Effects Editor

Brandon Marlan

Production Assistant

David Marquette

Music

Grayson Maxwell

Accounting Assistant

Jeremy Maxwell

Sound

Shonta Mccray

Costumer

Chris Mcgregor

Camera

Jonathan Medeiros

Assistant Director

Adam Michalak

Music

Julie Miklos

Production Assistant

Scott Millan

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Zach Miller

Matte Painter

Ginny Minuto

Craft Service

Daniel Mora

Sound

Glenn T Morgan

Foley Editor

Justin Morgan

Accounting Clerk

Philip D. Morrill

Sound Editor

Chris Muchow

Rigging Electrician

Heather Mullen

Assistant Editor

Christina Myal

Art Director

Joseph E Myers

Grip

Bobbi-jo Napolitano

Costumer

Chris Navarro

Adr Mixer

Chloe Newman

Production Assistant

Susan Novick

Post-Production Supervisor

Michael Novitch

Sound Engineer

Michael Nowak

Music

Jono Oliver

Assistant Director

Mike Pare

Matte Painter

Jessie Pariseau

Foley Editor

Ed Parrish

Special Effects Technician

Michelle Pazer

Adr Editor

Rita Pearson

Assistant

Bob Peishel

Camera

Chelsea Peterson

Background Casting

Christopher St Pierre

Scenic Artist

Buster Pile

Construction Coordinator

Tom Pilla

Assistant Editor

John Pishko

Transportation Captain

Brandon Plonka

Greensman

Andy Pollack

Executive Producer

Gregory Polzak

Music

Brian Quinlan

Matte Painter

Susan Ransom

Assistant Director

Andrew Rasmussen

Cgi Artist

Don Raye

Song

Jay B Richardson

Music Editor

Michael G. Richer

Foreman

Eric Riedmann

Rigging Electrician

Andre Robinson

Sound

Kelly Roofner

Sound

Frank Rose

Costumer

Kim Roth

Executive Producer

Peter Rotter

Music

Scott Rudin

Producer

Gregg Rudloff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jan Ruona

Photography

Nasser Samara

Production Assistant

Daniel Saxlid

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Claire Schexnayder

Accounting Assistant

Derek Schneider

Camera

Ben Schoen

Titles

Josh Schoen

Titles

Karen Schulz Gropman

Art Director

Ann Scibelli

Sound Designer

Film Details

Also Known As
Barriere
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Release Date
2016
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States December 16, 2016

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Fences," written by August Wilson, which first premiered in 1983 before debuting on Broadway in 1987.

John Singleton was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States December 16, 2016

Released in United States on Video March 14, 2017

Released in United States on Video March 14, 2017

Eddie Murphy was previously attached to star.