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Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving
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|Featuring:||Derek Luke … Antwone Quenton ’Fish’ Fisher
Malcolm David Kelley … Antwone Fisher Age 7
Cory Hodges … Antwone Fisher Age 14
Denzel Washington … Dr. Jerome Davenport
Joy Bryant … Cheryl Smolley
Salli Richardson … Berta Davenport
|Producer:||Fox Searchlight Pictures
Mundy Lane Entertainment
Todd Black … producer
Antwone Fisher … co-producer
Randa Haines … producer
Nancy Paloian-Breznikar … executive producer
Chris Smith … co-producer
Denzel Washington … producer
Gina White … associate producer
|Distributor:||Fox Searchlight Pictures|
“Fight fear. Face truth. Embrace life.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “ANTWONE FISHER is the story of a man who digs inside himself to discover therein lies a king…
A sailor with an explosive attitude, Fisher (Derek Luke) is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) about his volatile temper. Little did he know that his first step into the doctor’s office would lead him on a journey home.
With the support of the doctor, who becomes more like a father than anyone Fisher has ever known, and the woman (Joy Bryant) from whom he learns how to love, Fisher finds the courage to stop fighting and start healing. Only then can he call on the family he never knew and come to terms with the one he knew all too well.
A story of firsts, ANTWONE FISHER marks the directorial debut for two-time Academy Award®-winning actor Denzel Washington and first screenwriting credit for Antwone Fisher. The film stars newcomer Derek Luke in his first feature film role. Equally new to the big screen is model-turned-actress Joy Bryant playing Fisher’s girlfriend, Cheryl. In addition to his directing duties, Washington agreed to play the pivotal role of the psychiatrist, Jerome Davenport.
Rounding out the cast is Salli Richardson portraying Davenport’s wife, and James Brolin in a cameo appearance as Fisher’s commanding officer.
Antwone Fisher’s story first caught the attention of Producer Todd Black (A KNIGHT’S TALE) while Fisher was working as a security guard at Sony Pictures Studios more than 10 years ago.
Despite Fisher’s lack of professional writing experience at the time, Black was so moved by the story that he hired him to write the screenplay. Washington committed to directing the project in 1997, but his busy acting schedule prevented him from taking the helm until 2001. In the interim, Fisher delved even deeper into his life by writing his memoir, Finding Fish, which hit bookstores in 2001 and is a “New York Times” bestseller.
Fisher’s journey is nothing short of inspirational Washington says. “It’s a triumph of spirit. I’m inspired by Antwone. When you look at all that he’s gone through and survived and can still be a gentle soul… hopefully it will touch all who see it… hopefully we’ll reach out to those who are dealing with difficult times and thinking that they can’t make it.
They’ll see this young man’s life and say, ‘Hey, you know, I can make it.’””
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