About the film
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Release Date: December 21, 2000
|Slogan||:||«In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.»|
|Production Companies||:||Laurence Mark Productions, Finding Forrester Productions, Fountainbridge Films|
|Director||:||Gus Van Sant|
|Producers||:||Francine Maisler, Sean Connery, Jonathan King, Laurence Mark, Rhonda Tollefson, Dany Wolf, Bernard Telsey, David Vaccari|
Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.