Finding Forrester

In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.

Finding Forrester (2000)


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.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Mike Rich

Release Date: 2000-12-21
Status: Released
Run time: 136 min / 2:16
Budget: $43,000,000
Revenue: $80,049,764
Production Companies : Laurence Mark Productions, Finding Forrester Productions, Fountainbridge Films, Columbia Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Sean Connery
William Forrester
Rob Brown
Jamal Wallace
F. Murray Abraham
Prof. Robert Crawford
Anna Paquin
Claire Spence
Busta Rhymes
Terrell Wallace
April Grace
Ms. Joyce
Michael Pitt
John Coleridge
Michael Nouri
Dr. Spence
Matt Damon
Steven Sanderson
Richard Easton
Prof. Matthews
Glenn Fitzgerald
Massie, Forrester's Delivery Man
Lil' Zane
Gus Van Sant
Library Assistant (uncredited)


Directing Gus Van Sant Director
Writing Mike Rich Screenplay
Production Sean Connery Producer
Production Jonathan King Producer
Production Laurence Mark Producer
Production Rhonda Tollefson Producer
Production Dany Wolf Producer
Sound Bill Brown Music
Camera Harris Savides Director of Photography
Editing Valdís Óskarsdóttir Editor

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