- 2 hr
Antwone Fisher is a true story about a young man in the U.S. Navy who embarks on a journey to discover his long lost family after a series of unfortunate childhood traumas. Soon after the birth of Antwone, his father is murdered and mother is arrested. He is placed in a foster home in Cleveland while his mother serves time in jail. When released, she fails to return for her son. He is then placed in a foster home at the age of 2, where Mrs. Tate, the foster mother, is physically and mentally abusive towards him and other children living in the home. He is raised in her home until his teenage years. After running away at 14, he lives with friends and survives on the streets for several years. When Antwone turnes 18, he joins the U.S. Navy in an effort to get his life together. Everything Antwone had experienced as a child caused him to be violent and angry towards the other seamen in his unit. After being disciplined several times, his commanding officer assigns him to visit a psychiatrist on base to help work out his anger issues. Through the counseling sessions, a friendship develops as Antwone is encouraged by the psychiatrist to find his family in an effort to put closure to his painful past. During the counseling sessions, Antwone reveals that he was sexually abused as a child and that this is the root of all of his problems. After several weeks of counseling sessions, Antwone graduates from basic training and decides it is the right time to find his family and find answers to why he was abandoned as a child. Returning to Cleveland, Antwone finds his mother and forgives her for not coming back for him as a child. He eventually is introduced to his numerous family members as they share a meal and welcome him with open arms. The 2002 film stars Denzel Washington, Luke Perry, Joy Bryant, Cory Hodges, Salli Richardson, and Malcolm David Kelly. .