The directorial debut of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, Antwone Fisher is an autobiographical drama written by the real-life Antwone Fisher. Played by newcomer Derek Luke, Antwone is a volatile young sailor in the Navy, getting into trouble for his constant fighting. When he gets appointed to see naval psychiatrist Dr. Jerome Davenport (Denzel Washington), he begins to reveal the emotional problems behind his rage. Through an introduction to anger management, Antwone is able to confront some secrets of his past and eventually search out his family for a confrontation. Also starring model-turned-actress Joy Bryant as Antwone's girlfriend, Cheryl, and Salli Richardson as Davenport's wife. Antwone Fisher's memoir, Finding Fish, was released to book stores right before the film's theatrical release.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 120min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/19/2002
- DVD Release Date: 05/20/2003
- Distributor(s): Fox
- Themes: First Love,Redemption,Doctors and Patients,Haunted By the Past
- Tone: Compassionate,Earnest,Poignant,Reflective,Stirring
Navy, anger-management, child-abuse, emotional-problems, psychiatrist, psychotherapy, sailor, self-awareness
- Country of Origin: USA (01-10-2003)
- Language: English