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16th February 2001
Finding Forrester 12 cert camera  


Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast:
Sean Connery, Robert Brown, F Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace, Michael Pitt
Length: 137 minutes
Release:
23rd February 2001

Sean Connery and Robert Brown

Wisdom comes with age
Sean Connery does it again

He looks good in his old age and is probably one of the sexiest men alive. Wouldn't you agree ladies? Anyway to the point (sorry lads), with age comes wisdom and so Connery has taken the role of a hard to please mentor.

Basketball player

Watch out he looks angry

"For if we wait too long, we risk learning that life is not a game that is won… or lost… it is a game that, too often, simply isn't played." He was a vibrant personality who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel four decades ago. And that's the last the world heard of William Forrester.

That is until Jamal Wallace, a brash 16-year-old with writing aspirations of his own, cracks the veneer of Forrester's sheltered existence and re-ignites the dreams of this literary legend in the winter of his life.

Known as the neighbourhood recluse, silver-haired Forrester is a man whose mystery and eccentricity border on the mythical.

Wiiliam Forrester

Sean Connery is William Forrester

When Jamal - a talented African-American scholar-athlete who is recruited by an elite Manhattan prep school for his brilliance on and off the basketball court— sneaks into his apartment and accidentally leaves behind his backpack full of writings, they both get something unexpected in return.

Compelled to look past skin colour and suppositions, Jamal encounters not only his first fan, but a mentor who will challenge and change him forever, and Forrester has his first reason in years to emerge from his self-imposed solitude.


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