PG Year of Release: Navy stationed in San Diego, California. In one of the first scenes he gets into a fistfight with a fellow officer.
His father Edward Elkins had been shot dead by a jealous girlfriend two months earlier. Antwone was placed in a foster home weeks after he was born and remained in foster care through most of his childhood. After living with a foster mother for two years, Fisher was taken away from her.
He was then placed into another foster home with a family named the Picketts. He spent 14 years of his childhood with the Picketts and was abused physically, verbally, and sexually. He was then removed from the Pickett home after having a fight with his foster mother.
Antwone was sent to George Junior Republic Schoola discipline school for boys, from which he graduated before he joined the United States Antwone fisher 1. Fisher joined the U. Navy to escape homelessness. Fisher spent 11 years in the Navy. Here, he met Lt. Commander Williams, a psychiatrist who helped him work through his emotional traumas.
After the discharge from the Navy, Fisher joined the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a federal correctional officer. It was there Fisher decided to find his true family members.
He contacted Annette Elkins, who turned out to be his aunt. Within months of this contact, Fisher met all of his family, including his mother Eva Mae.
He learned that she had given birth to four other children who were all taken away as wards of the state. Fisher said after their meeting: Stories about Fisher's life began spreading around the Sony lot, and many people from Hollywood lined up to develop the project.
He initially declined all offers. After writing over 40 drafts, he sold the rights to his story to 20th Century Fox. Fisher was credited as both writer and co-producer.
Fisher is still working as a director, author, poet, lecturer, college professor, movie producer, and screenwriter.
Fisher has written and directed other films, including a documentary, This Life of Mine: The Story of Leon T. Williams,   and was a co-writer of the American drama ATL. They have two children, Azure and Indigo. Awards and honors[ edit ] This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources.
Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately.The Antwone Fisher story is a strong storyline. The movie focuses on childhood abuse, rejection, love, anger and the journey to overcome it all.
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
Antwone Fisher is a American biographical drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington in his feature film directorial debut. He also stars in the film as the psychiatrist Jerome Davenport, alongside Hollywood newcomer Derek Luke, who plays the title role.
Jan 10, · Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins. Director/10(K). Antwone Fisher is a pretty good drama, directed by actor Denzel Washington in his first directorial outing.
The story is a well thought out, engaging, and the cast are very good in their roles. Psychosocial Assessment, 2Abstract:This paper will explore the like of Antwone Fisher.
Based on a true story, this biographicaldrama centered around Antwone "Fish" Fisher. In the beginning of the story, he was a sailorprone to violent outbursts.