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    Unique ID Code: 0000017848
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 12/5/2001 01:18
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    Finding Forrester (US)

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    In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 136 mins
    Retail Price: $24.95
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    Academy Award®-winner Sean Connery stars in this powerful and unforgettable drama from acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, To Die For). With a strong cast including Academy Award®-winners F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus, Last Action Hero) and Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men), the film also features rap music superstar Busta Rhymes (Shaft) and an incredible performance from talented newcomer Rob Brown.

    Jamal Wallace (Brown) is a talented 16-year-old basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. William Forrester (Connery) is a reclusive Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who never gave the world a second novel. After an accidental meeting, Forrester becomes Jamal`s unlikely mentor, providing guidance to help develop the young man`s exceptional skills. Soon, Forrester`s harsh view of the world begins to change as both men learn lessons from each other about life - and the importance of friendship.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    HBO Making-Of: Finding Forrester
    Found: Rob Brown Featurette
    Deleted Choir Scenes
    Theatrical Trailers
    Talent Files
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Gus Van Sant

    Written By:

    Michael Pitt
    April Grace
    Busta Rhymes
    Anna Paquin
    F. Murray Abraham
    Sean Connery

    Casting By:
    David Vaccari
    Bernard Telsey
    Francine Maisler

    Soundtrack By:
    Bill Frisell

    Music From:
    Miles Davis

    Director of Photography:
    Harris Savides

    Valdis Oskarsdóttir

    Costume Designer:
    Ann Roth

    Production Designer:
    Jane Musky

    Rhonda Tollefson
    Laurence Mark
    Sean Connery

    Executive Producer:
    Dany Wolf
    Jonathan King

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A good drama about a boy and an old guy discovering what friendship is all about.
    The video transfer is good. While the picture is a bit grainy in several scenes, the compression signs are not very noticeable.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is adequate. The only time the surrounds are used is during the basketball game and they create a nice sound envelope. The dialog is always clear.
    The menus are nicely animated with sound.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look and 2 choir deleted scenes (totally irrelevant to the movie).
    Bottom line - a long (136 minutes long, actually) drama that tells a simple story and never gets boring.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 12/5/2001 01:32