Fences

Character: Rose Maxson

Directed by: Denzel Washington

Written by: August Wilson

Produced by: Todd Black, Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington

Cast Members: Denzel Washington, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney

Released date: December 15, 2016

Genre: Drama

Duration: 2h 19min

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.

Taglines

→ Some people build fences to keep people out – and other people build fences to keep people in.

Character’s Quotes

• Well, I’ve been standing with you! I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot as you!
• I took all my feelings, my wants and needs and dreams, and I buried them inside you. I planted a seed and watched and prayed over it. I planted myself inside you and waited to bloom! And it didn’t take me no 18 years to realize the soil was hard and rocky, and it wasn’t never gonna bloom!
• Your daddy wanted you to be everything he wasn’t, and at the same time, he wanted you to be everything he was.
• Anything he can’t understand, he want to call it the devil.

Script developed by Never Enough Design