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Fences (2016)

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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

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Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. Written by Jwelch5742

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$129,462 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$57,642,961 (USA) (24 March 2017)
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Trivia

Denzel Washington felt comfortable with the source material since he had been involved with the play on Broadway. See more »

Goofs

While sharing the pint of gin the first Friday night, the label on the bottle keeps changing direction while Troy has it on the table next to him. See more »

Quotes

Troy: Only time I see this nigger is when he want something. That's the only time I see him.
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Connections

Featured in The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus Be A Fence Around Me
Written by Sam Cooke
Performed by Viola Davis
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Fences: Denzel's New Movie Premiering Christmas Day (2016)
18 December 2016 | by (Washington, D.C. Metro Area) – See all my reviews

Saw an advanced screening of #FencesMovie tonight with the Minnie. I knew just by looking at the cast that this was going to be a new classic.

Troy's (played by Denzel Washington) larger than life personality will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. The film is truly heart-warming and very appropriate for the entire family. Full of morals, lessons, and life's hidden nuggets of gold, #FencesMovie will tug at your heart and make you appreciate your own family: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

After all, our family, or lack thereof, is what helps us build character!

LaDana Drigo


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