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Release Date: December 16th, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2017

PG-13|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele

Director: Denzel Washington

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Sony Classical, Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Son, Growing up, Pursuit, Rise, Love, Heartwarming, House, Touching, Escape, Transformation, Engaging, Bar, Mother, Emotional, 1950s

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)