A reclusive writer (Sean Connery) befriends an inner city
high school basketball star (Robert Brown) in this drama about the power of words and
friendship. Also with F. Murray Abraham, Michael Pitt, Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Joey
Buttafuoco, April Grace, Busta Rhymes and Gerry Rosenthal. [2:15]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - One scene with mild kissing. In two scenes we hear people
having sex off camera (in the apartment next door), including sounds of a headboard
banging against a wall and a woman moaning. Talk of "getting laid." We see the
bare chests and shoulders of several young men in a high school locker room.
VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A couple of minor scuffles on a basketball court.
PROFANITY 5 - 2 F-words, several anatomical and scatological references,
some mild obscenities, a few religious profanities and racial slurs. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Racism, classism, prejudice, friendship, writing, death,
agoraphobia, adolescence, interracial dating, honesty, loyalty, academic vs. athletic
MESSAGE - Do not judge a person by his race, class or interests; find your
passion and pursue it.