Monday, July 6, 2009

Movie Mondays

Finding Fish: A Memoir/Antwone Fisher

Book, 2001 by Antwone Quenton Fisher


Born in prison to a single mother, Antwone Fisher was a ward of Cleveland's foster care system until he was taken in by a family who subjected him to verbal and sexual abuse throughout his adolescence. At 17, Fish escaped, only to suffer the hardships of life on the streets. Enlisting in the U.S. Navy, he found a "family" of his own. But before he could make peace with his past, he had to discover who he really was and where he came from—an inspiring, fascinating journey that lead from the mean streets of Cleveland to the highest echelons in Hollywood.

Movie, 2002 directed by Denzel Washington

Features: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke

Tagline: Fight fear. Face truth. Embrace life.


[Jerome Davenport]: Are you hungry, sailor?
[Antwone Fisher]: I could eat, sir.

Did you know? Antwone Fisher was working as a security guard at Sony Studios when executives heard about his true life story and offered to buy the rights. Fisher refused insisting he write the screenplay himself (he wrote 41 drafts before selling it to Fox).

Did you read the book or see the movie? If not, watch the trailer below and see if it's something you would like.

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