Finding Forrester Synopsis
Known as the neighborhood recluse, silver-haired Forrester (Sean Connery) is a man whose mystery and eccentricity border on the mythical. When Jamal (Rob Brown) -- a talented African-American scholar-athlete -- sneaks into his apartment and accidentally leaves behind his backpack full of writings, they both get something unexpected in return.
Compelled to look past skin color and suppositions, Jamal encounters not only his first fan, but a mentor who will challenge and change him forever, and Forrester has his first reason in years to emerge from his self-imposed solitude. Through their unique, occasionally contentious alliance, Jamal navigates a new world outside of his South Bronx home. Forrester is Jamal's unlikely guide on his journey into the strange, strait-laced academic community in which he must now prove himself as a writer.