12 certificateFinding Forrester is a Film programme that first aired in 2000 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Finding Forrester is a 4 star programme

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Finding Forrester (2000)

Directed by
Gus Van Sant

Jamal Wallace (Robert Brown) is a very brash 16-year-old is one of the school's best basketball players whom is also a writing prodigy.

After a winning a state-wide standardized exam and is thus wanted by a prestigious Manhattan preparatory school.

William Forrester (Sean Connery) was a vibrant personality who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel over foty years ago. This was the last the world heard of Forrester.. until now.

Known as the eccentric neighbourhood recluse, William is now a man of mystery. However when Jamal sneaks into his flat he accidentally leaves behind his backpack full of thoughts and writings.

Compelled to look past skin color and assumptions, Jamal encounters not only his first fan, but a mentor who will challenge and change him forever, giving him the get up and go to pursue his dream in writing. Forrester, on the other hand, has his first reason in years to emerge from his self-imposed solitude.

Written by

Also known as "Descubriendo a Forrester", "Encontrando Forrester"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 136 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Sean ConnerySean Connery...William Forrester
Rob Brown...Jamal Wallace
Image for F. Murray AbrahamF. Murray Abraham...Prof. Robert Crawford
Image for Anna PaquinAnna Paquin...Claire Spence
Busta Rhymes...Terrell Wallace
April Grace...Ms. Joyce
Michael Pitt...John Coleridge
Michael Nouri...Dr. Spence
Richard Easton...Prof. Matthews
Glenn Fitzgerald...Forrester's Delivery Man
Lil' Zane...Damon
Stephanie Berry...Janice Wallace
Fly Williams III...Fly
Damany Mathis...Kenzo
Damien Lee...Clay