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Fences (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 December 2016 (USA)
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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

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Jim Bono (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
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Cory
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Gabriel
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Evangelist Preacher (as Leslie Boone)
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Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. Written by Jwelch5742

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references | See all certifications »

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25 December 2016 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$129,462 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$43,132,362 (USA) (12 January 2017)
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When Paramount Studios originally acquired the film rights to the play in 1987 with the involvement of Eddie Murphy, it was largely due to Murphy wanting to take on a more "serious" film role: that of the 17-year-old son Cory. However, in 1987, Murphy was already a full decade older than the character of Cory, and the many filming delays meant that Murphy quickly aged out of eligibility for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Gabriel is eating his sandwich on the back porch, he's chewing but the sandwich is fully intact with no bite marks. However, in one shot we can clearly see he's stripping bits of ham from inside the bread and eating them. See more »

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[repeated line]
Gabriel: King of the Jungle.
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Featured in The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) See more »

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Fences: Denzel's New Movie Premiering Christmas Day (2016)
18 December 2016 | by (Washington, D.C. Metro Area) – See all my reviews

Saw an advanced screening of #FencesMovie tonight with the Minnie. I knew just by looking at the cast that this was going to be a new classic.

Troy's (played by Denzel Washington) larger than life personality will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. The film is truly heart-warming and very appropriate for the entire family. Full of morals, lessons, and life's hidden nuggets of gold, #FencesMovie will tug at your heart and make you appreciate your own family: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

After all, our family, or lack thereof, is what helps us build character!

LaDana Drigo


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