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Antwone Fisher

Director: Denzel Washington

Producers: Randa Haines

Todd Black

Casting: Robi Reed-Humes

*Main Characters:*

Antwone Fisher (Derek Luke):

Antwone not only struggles with getting along with his crew members while serving in the Navy, but also his abusive past as a foster child.

Cheryl (Joy Bryant):

Atwone's love interest. She is not based on an actual person, but is a combination or interests.

Dr. Jerome Davenport (Denzel Washington):

A naval psychiatrist who Antwone goes to seeking help.

Berta Davenport (Salli Richardson):

Dr. Jerome Davenport's wife.

Mrs. Tate:

Antwone's foster mother that abuses and belittles Antwone while a lad along with his two other foster brothers.

*Plot Summary:*

Based on a true story, this biographical drama centered around Antwone "Fish" Fisher. In the beginning of the story, he was a sailor prone to violent outbursts. On the verge of being kicked out of the Navy for repeated fighting, he is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing to open up, Dr. Davenport slyly slips his way into getting Antwone to talk. Antwone eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood with neglect and abuse. With the help of Dr. Davenport, he is able to face his past and strive for success to find the family he has never met. At the same time, he is able to turn his life around and change it dramatically. In the end, he is reunited with both his father's side

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