Because of scoring exceptionally high on a statewide standardized exam and being an exceptionally good basketball player Jamal Wallace is sent to a prestigious prep school in Manhattan. He soon befriends the reclusive writer, William Forrester. The friendship leads William to overcome his reclusiveness and for Jamal to overcome the racial prejudices and pursue his true dream - writing. Written by
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Stock footage of housing projects in the Bronx, is reused from Q & A (1990). See more »
When Jamal is talking about the history of the BMW logo, you can see the honeywagon visible further down the street. See more »
What's your name?
Sounds like some kind of marmalade. How old are you?
Sixteen? And you're black. It's remarkable.
"Remarkable"? It's remarkable that I'm black? What does me being black have to do with anything?
You don't know what to do right now, do you? If you say what you really want to, I may not read any more of this. But if you let me run you down with this racist bullshit... what does that make you?
I'm not playing this game, man.
I say you are playing it. An...
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During the Columbia logo presentation, Bill Frisell's guitar playing the Columbia accompanying music is heard, rather than the usual orchestral version. See more »
September 2004.... While walking through the aisles of Blockbuster in search of films my wife and I may have missed through the years, we stumbled on "Finding Forrester". I had a slight recollection of a recommendation from a friend some time ago. In a nutshell, we really enjoyed this film. Both main characters are charming and convincing. The story makes you think and is clever. If you liked "Good Will Hunting" you will probably like this movie too, since it has a similar flavor to it. Though the film is 4 years old, the story is timeless and worth watching. Enjoy, Jimmy
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