Antwone FisherJanuary 10, 2003
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
Release Year: 2002
Rating: 7.2/10 (16,091 voted)
Critic's Score: 62/100
Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant
A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.
Antwone Quenton 'Fish' Fisher
Malcolm David Kelley
Antwone Fisher Age 7
Antwone Fisher Age 14
Dr. Jerome Davenport
(as Salli Richardson)
Leonard Earl Howze
(as Kenté Scott)
Keith Age 5
Antwone Fisher is at war… with himself.
Release Date: 10 January 2003
Filming Locations: Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, San Diego, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $210,013
(22 December 2002)
(11 May 2003)
(Toronto International Film Festival)
Did You Know?
De'aundre Bonds was initially given a role in the film. On the night that he learned he was awarded the role, he attended a family celebration and was involved in an altercation with his aunt's boyfriend. The altercation ended with Bonds stabbing the man to death. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
In the bedroom, after Thanksgiving dinner, Berta Davenport takes off her necklace twice.
"Regard without ill-will despite an offense." That's Webster's definition of forgiveness.
Why do I have to forgive?
So you can get on with your life.
This is the ONLY movie I've ever been moved to write about. I rarely
even watch movies let alone offer opinions, but this movie is
exceptional in so many ways. The acting is powerful and believable
(duh.. it's real..), and the entire story is totally captivating. I was
watching on satellite and had to endure commercials, and it was sheer
torture waiting for the movie to resume.
This has to be one of, if not THE finest film ever made.
Congratulations to EVERYONE, especially MR. Fisher. I'm a 55 year old
guy that teaches in Cleveland and I never thought I would cry, but
there I was with tears streaming down my face, all alone in my living
room late at night. This story should be told and retold for
generations to come. Thank you Mr. Fisher, Mr. Washington, and everyone
else. This was a life-changing experience – not a movie. God bless you
all for putting this together. I just can't figure out why this movie
is not huge forever. Well, I suppose I can hazard a guess, but I truly
hope I'm wrong – I think we all know what that guess is…
Thanks again – not just for the movie, but for the most powerful
message possible. If you haven't seen this movie, SEE IT NOW! You won't
be sorry, but if you don't see it, you'll be missing the experience of
a lifetime. BJL