Finding Forrester


2h 13m 2000

Brief Synopsis

William Forrester, once a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, now spends his days as a unkempt recluse who sits in his window spying on boys playing basketball in the schoolyard below. One of those boys, Jamal Wallace, is an exceptional athlete whose ticket out of the projects is only partially due to

Film Details

Also Known As
Vem är Forrester?, la rencontre de Forrester, A, À la rencontre de Forrester
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Synopsis

William Forrester, once a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, now spends his days as a unkempt recluse who sits in his window spying on boys playing basketball in the schoolyard below. One of those boys, Jamal Wallace, is an exceptional athlete whose ticket out of the projects is only partially due to his talents on the court. When not showboating for his pals, Jamal is a closet genius whose astronomical test scores earn him a free ride at a top Manhattan prep school. When the boys dare Jamal to break into nosy Forrester's window, Jamal accepts the challenge, but in his haste to escape, he leaves behind his knapsack, filled with his personal writing journals. The next day, via the window, Jamal gets his journals back -- filled with corrections and editorial comments. After much resistance, Jamal allows the literary legend to mentor him and help battle a haughty professor who not only accuses him of plagiarism but seems to have an axe to grind with Forrester himself.

Crew

Trish Adlesic

Location Manager

Casey Affleck

Consultant

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Fareshta Ahmadi

Dga Trainee

Chad Ahrendt

Assistant

Scotty Allan

Gaffer

Albertine Anderson

Special Thanks To

Peter Appleton

Adr Editor

Harold Arlen

Song

Kelly J Baker

Sound Editor

Clare Bambrough

Assistant Editor

Joey Baron

Song Performer

Angela Barton

Assistant Editor

Tory Bellingham

Property Master

Jonathan Bepler

Song

Jonathan Bepler

Song Performer

Luc Bernard

Assistant Production Accountant

Michael Bigger

Makeup Artist

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

Jimmy Bobbitt

Song Performer

Jimmy Bobbitt

Song

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

Samuel Bojin

Best Boy

Robert A Brennan

Best Boy Grip

Joanna Brett

Wardrobe Supervisor

Bruno Bryniarski

Assistant Director

Cori Burchell

Wardrobe

Mario Cacioppo

Makeup Artist

Michael Cambria

Assistant Camera Operator

Caesar Carnevale

Assistant Camera Operator

Noreen R. Cheleden

Production Assistant

Veronica Ciandre

Hair Stylist

David A. Cohen

Dialogue Editor

Ornette Coleman

Song Performer

Sean Connery

Producer

Lee Ann Cotton

Office Assistant

Mark Cyre

Assistant Camera Operator

Miles Davis

Song Performer

Miles Davis

Song

William L Dawson

Song

Joseph M Deluca

On-Set Dresser

Robert Dickerson

Production Assistant

Cesare Digiulio

Best Boy

Tom Dolan

Best Boy

Rebecca Donaghe

Assistant

Kermit Driscoll

Song Performer

Kathleen Driscoll-mohler

Casting Associate

Syd Dutton

Visual Effects

Peter Erskine

Song Performer

David Evans

On-Set Dresser

Roy Everson

Stand-In

Tom Farr

Stunts

Gregory Farrell

Best Boy

Kerin Ferallo

Production Coordinator

Doris Fisher

Song

Steve Fontano

Foley Mixer

Carl Fortina

Song

Jay Fortune

Gaffer

Curtis Fowlkes

Song

James Fraser

Other

Bill Frisell

Song

Bill Frisell

Other

Bill Frisell

Song Performer

Cliff Fuller

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Gandsey

Sound Effects Editor

Roland Gauvin

Grip

Allen Ginsberg Trust

Special Thanks To

Michele Giordano

Production Supervisor

Dr. Babara Glatt

Special Thanks To

Heinz D Gloss

Best Boy

Ginger Gonzalez

Production Assistant

Glen Goodchild

Best Boy Grip

Wayne Goodchild

Key Grip

David Graham

Assistant Location Manager

Arv Greywal

Art Director

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Jeffrey Hagenbuckle

Special Thanks To

Thomas E Halligan

Key Grip

Helen Hand

Assistant Editor

Isaac Hanson

Song

Taylor Hanson

Song

Zac Hanson

Song

E. Y. Harburg

Song

Sheldon Harris

Song

Charles Henderson

Song

Jay Hernandez

Assistant

Barrett Hong

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dylan Hopkins

Assistant Director

Richard Hughes

Stunts

Melanie Hughes-weaver

Makeup Artist

Lisa Jaime

Music Editor

Marc Johnson

Song Performer

Dan Jones

Production Assistant

Jamie Jones

Stunts

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Song Performer

Eyvind Kang

Song

Kenneth Karman

Music Editor

Darrell K Keister

Art Director

Jerome Kern

Song

Jonathan King

Executive Producer

Shane Kinnear

Visual Effects

Algis A Kizys

Song

Algis A Kizys

Song Performer

Casting Kleiman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Paul Koronkiewicz

Boom Operator

George Kraychyk

Photography

Kathy Lacommare

Assistant Editor

Owen Langevin

Sound Mixer

Leslie Langs

Music

Victor Lavalle

Special Thanks To

F M Lehman

Song

Iris H. Lemos

Set Costumer

Cal Loucks

Set Decorator

Amy Lynn

Assistant Director

John Mackenzie

Construction Coordinator

Francine Maisler

Casting

James Malone

Rigging Gaffer

Donna Maloney

Wardrobe Supervisor

Eric Mansur

Assistant

Laurence Mark

Producer

Pamela S Marshall

Other

Michelle Matland

Assistant Costume Designer

Claudia Mays Lehman

Song

Vinny Mazzarella

Props Assistant

James Mazzola

Property Master

Larry Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

Dave Mcilroy

Location Manager

Kevin Mckenna

Video Assist/Playback

Kirsteen Mclean

Assistant Director

Fred Merusi

Construction Coordinator

Brian Miksis

Sound Mixer

Ron Miles

Song

Stuart Mitchell

Transportation Co-Captain

Tim Monich

Dialect Coach

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Richard Moore

Sound Effects Editor

Bob Munroe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jane Musky

Production Designer

Hans Neusiedler

Music

John Jacob Niles

Song

Margie O'malley

Foley Artist

Gene O'neill

Transportation Co-Captain

Julie O'neill

Assistant Director

Murphy Occhino

Production Assistant

Phil Oetiker

Camera Operator

Valdis Okarsdottir

Editor

Julie Oppenheimer

Script Supervisor

Ken Ouellette

Animation Supervisor

Barry Papick

Advisor

David Parker

Rerecording

Kwame Parker

Assistant Production Coordinator

Hermeto Pascoal

Song

George Patsos

Key Grip

William Patsos

Key Rigging Grip

Victoria Pettibone

Casting Associate

James H Pollard

Dolly Grip

Louis J Porzio

Carpenter

Chris Potter

Sound Effects Editor

Jeffrey Poulis

Props Assistant

Jim Powers

Production Manager

Cliff Preiss

Special Thanks To

Antonia Proscia

Assistant Production Accountant

Reet Puhm

Other

John D Quaglia

Hair Stylist

Lyndell Quiyou

Hair Stylist

Peer Raben

Song

Herbert Reynolds

Song

Michael Rich

Screenplay

Frank Rinella

Other

Jeremy Rizzi

Assistant

Allan Roberts

Song

Hank Roberts

Song Performer

Joaquin Rodrigo

Song

Robert C Rosenthal

Special Thanks To

Amy T Roth

Costumes

Ann Roth

Costume Designer

Paul Rutledge

Stunts

Dennis Sands

Other

Lin Saunders

Assistant Location Manager

Harris Savides

Dp/Cinematographer

Harris Savides

Director Of Photography

Erika Schengili-roberts

Boom Operator

Andre Schulz

Costumes

Craig Seganti

Song

Craig Seganti

Song Performer

Burton Sharp

Adr Supervisor

Leslie Shatz

Rerecording

Steve Sheridan

Color Timer

Wayne Shorter

Song

Mel Smalls

Song

Sandra L Smirle

Assistant Art Director

Russell Smith

Consultant

Concha Solano

Assistant Sound Editor

Dave Staples

Transportation Captain

Dawn M Stoliar

Assistant Editor

Jon Scott Strotheide

Casting Associate

John Suave

Assistant Director

Beverly Sutton

Production Coordinator

Eric Swanek

Assistant Camera Operator

Davidson Tate

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Vem är Forrester?, la rencontre de Forrester, A, À la rencontre de Forrester
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas Prize at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.

Winner of the 2000 Golden Satellite Award for Outstanding New Talent (Rob Brown) from the International Press Academy.

Released in United States Winter December 19, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 2001

Released in United States on Video April 24, 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.

Completed shooting June 10, 2000.

Began shooting April 3, 2000.

Fountainbridge Films is Sean Connery's production company.

Released in United States Winter December 19, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 2001

Released in United States on Video April 24, 2001

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.)