Antwone Fisher : Story

Antwone Fisher (2002) is the story of a man who digs inside himself to discover therein lies a king...

A sailor with an explosive attitude, Fisher (Derek Luke) is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) about his volatile temper. Little did he know that his first step into the doctor’s office would lead him on a journey home. With the support of the doctor, who becomes more like a father than anyone Fisher has ever known, and the woman (Joy Bryant) from whom he learns how to love, Fisher finds the courage to stop fighting and start healing. Only then can he call on the family he never knew and come to terms with the one he knew all too well.

A story of firsts, Antwone Fisher (2002) marks the directorial debut for two-time Academy Award® winning actor Denzel Washington and first screenwriting credit for Antwone Fisher. The film stars newcomer Derek Luke in his first feature film role. Equally new to the big screen is model-turned-actress Joy Bryant playing Fisher’s girlfriend, Cheryl. In addition to his directing duties, Washington agreed to play the pivotal role of the psychiatrist, Jerome Davenport. Rounding out the cast is Salli Richardson portraying Davenport’s wife, and James Brolin in a cameo appearance as Fisher’s commanding officer.

Author : TM and 2002 Fox