Box Office: $51.6M
PRINCIPAL CASTSean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, Michael Pitt, Joey Buttafuoco, April Grace, Matt Damon
DIRECTORGus Van Sant
PRODUCERRhonda Tollefson, Laurence Mark, Sean Connery
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERDany Wolf, Jonathan King
Because of scoring exceptionally high on a statewide standardized exam and being an exceptionally good basketball player Jamal Wallace is sent to a prestigious prep school in Manhattan. He soon befriends the reclusive writer, William Forrester. The friendship leads William to overcome his reclusiveness and for Jamal to overcome the racial prejudices and pursue his true dream - writing.
brief strong language and some sexual references