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Finding Forrester (19-Dec-2000)

Director: Gus Van Sant

Writer: Mike Rich

Producers: Laurence Mark; Sean Connery; Rhonda Tollefson

Keywords: Drama

A gifted young writer finds a mentor in a Pulitzer Prize-winning reclusive author.

Jamal Wallace is a gifted young man with troubles to match his superior aptitude, sent to study at a top-flight New York City preparatory school thanks to his test scores, writing ability, and basketball prowess. With the aid of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and recluse William Forrester, Jamal navigates his way through the tough and trying worlds of academia and sports, working to discover himself and find his way.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
F. Murray Abraham
24-Oct-1939   Mozart's antagonist in Amadeus
Rob Brown
1-Mar-1984   Finding Forrester
Joey Buttafuoco
11-Mar-1956   Amy Fisher's other daddy
Sean Connery
25-Aug-1930   James Bond
Matt Damon
8-Oct-1970   Good Will Hunting
Michael Nouri
9-Dec-1945   Flashdance
Anna Paquin
24-Jul-1982   The Piano and X-Men
Michael Pitt
10-Apr-1981   Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Busta Rhymes
20-May-1972   Woo-Hah! Got You All In Check
Alex Trebek
Game Show Host
22-Jul-1940   Jeopardy


Sean Connery   ...   Forrester
F. Murray Abraham   ...   Crawford
Anna Paquin   ...   Claire
Busta Rhymes   ...   Terrell
April Grace   ...   Ms. Joyce
Michael Pitt   ...   Coleridge
Michael Nouri   ...   Dr. Spence
Richard Easton   ...   Matthews
Glenn Fitzgerald   ...   Massie
Zane Copeland, Jr.   ...   Damon
Stephanie Berry   ...   Janice
Fly Williams III   ...   Fly
and introducing
Rob Brown   ...   Jamal
Damany Mathis   ...   Kenzo
Damien Lee   ...   Clay
Tom Kearns   ...   Coach Garrick
Matthew Noah Word   ...   Hartwell
Charles Bernstein   ...   Dr. Simon
Matt Malloy   ...   Bradley
Matt Damon   ...   Sanderson
Jimmy Bobbitt   ...   Rapper
Capital Jay   ...   Opposing Player
James T. Williams II   ...   Student
Cassandra Kubinski   ...   Claire's Friend
Sophia Wu   ...   Librarian
Gerry Rosenthal   ...   Student Speaker
Tim Hall   ...   Student Manager
Tom Mullica   ...   Old Money Man
David Madison   ...   Kid in the Hall
Joey Buttafuoco   ...   Night Man
Jaime McCaig   ...   Referee
William Modeste   ...   Referee
Daniel Rodriguez   ...   Hallway Boy
Samuel Tyson   ...   Creston Player
Vince Giordano   ...   Big Band Leader
Gregory Singer   ...   Violinist
Dean Pratt   ...   Trumpet Player
Kerry MacKillop   ...   Trumpet Player
Harvey Tibbs   ...   Trombone Player
Jack Stuckey   ...   Sax Player
Mark Lopeman   ...   Sax Player
Marc Phaneuf   ...   Sax Player
Larry Wade   ...   Sax Player
Conal Fowkes   ...   Piano Player
Matt Munisteri   ...   Guitarist
John Meyers   ...   Drummer
Ron Morgan   ...   Mailor Priest
Allison Folland   ...   Jeopardy Contestant
Alex Trebek   ...   Himself


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