Finding Forrester

Newcomer Robert Brown plays Jamal, a gifted African-American athlete who aspires to be a writer. Jamal strikes up an unlikely friendship with his mentor (Sean Connery), a reclusive novelist who admires Jamal for his perseverance both in and out of the classroom.

  • Starring: Sean Connery and Robert Brown
  • Director(s): Gus Van Sant
  • Producer(s): Columbia Pictures
  • Screenwriter(s): Mike Rich
  • Distributor: Columbia Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Steve McAulliff
  • Release Date: Friday, January 12, 2001

Featured Animal Action

The only animal action in the film occurs during an outdoor basketball scene. A man walks a dog on a leash in the background. For this, the animal trainer handed the dog to actor and stood off-camera as the dog obediently walked by the actor's side.