Antwone Fisher

January 10th, 2003


Antwone Fisher

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Derek Luke as AntwoneStill of Denzel Washington, Joy Bryant and Derek Luke in Antwone FisherBrook Kerr at event of Antwone FisherWriter Antwone Fisher and actor Derek LukeDerek Luke as Antwone (foreground), Denzel Washington as Jerome (background)Still of Denzel Washington and Derek Luke in Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 7.2/10 (16,091 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director: Denzel Washington

Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

Derek Luke - Antwone Quenton 'Fish' Fisher
Malcolm David Kelley - Antwone Fisher Age 7
Cory Hodges - Antwone Fisher Age 14
Denzel Washington - Dr. Jerome Davenport
Joy Bryant - Cheryl Smolley
Salli Richardson-Whitfield - Berta Davenport (as Salli Richardson)
Leonard Earl Howze - Pork Chop
Kente Scott - Kansas City (as Kenté Scott)
Kevin Connolly - Slim
Rainoldo Gooding - Grayson
Novella Nelson - Mrs. Tate
Stephen Snedden - Berkley
Leo Nepomuceno - SP #1
Sung Kang - Receptionist
Cordell Stokes - Keith Age 5

Taglines: Antwone Fisher is at war... with himself.


Official Website: Fox [France] | Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 10 January 2003

Filming Locations: Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, San Diego, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $210,013 (USA) (22 December 2002) (15 Screens)

Gross: $21,078,145 (USA) (11 May 2003)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Canada: (Toronto International Film Festival)

Did You Know?

De'aundre Bonds was initially given a role in the film. On the night that he learned he was awarded the role, he attended a family celebration and was involved in an altercation with his aunt's boyfriend. The altercation ended with Bonds stabbing the man to death. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Continuity: In the bedroom, after Thanksgiving dinner, Berta Davenport takes off her necklace twice.

Jerome Davenport: "Regard without ill-will despite an offense." That's Webster's definition of forgiveness.
Antwone Fisher: Why do I have to forgive?
Jerome Davenport: So you can get on with your life.

User Review

Antwone Fisher


This is the ONLY movie I've ever been moved to write about. I rarely even watch movies let alone offer opinions, but this movie is exceptional in so many ways. The acting is powerful and believable (duh.. it's real..), and the entire story is totally captivating. I was watching on satellite and had to endure commercials, and it was sheer torture waiting for the movie to resume.

This has to be one of, if not THE finest film ever made. Congratulations to EVERYONE, especially MR. Fisher. I'm a 55 year old guy that teaches in Cleveland and I never thought I would cry, but there I was with tears streaming down my face, all alone in my living room late at night. This story should be told and retold for generations to come. Thank you Mr. Fisher, Mr. Washington, and everyone else. This was a life-changing experience - not a movie. God bless you all for putting this together. I just can't figure out why this movie is not huge forever. Well, I suppose I can hazard a guess, but I truly hope I'm wrong - I think we all know what that guess is...

Thanks again - not just for the movie, but for the most powerful message possible. If you haven't seen this movie, SEE IT NOW! You won't be sorry, but if you don't see it, you'll be missing the experience of a lifetime. BJL


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