Stevie (2002)

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In 1995, director Steve James (of 'Hoop Dreams') returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy to whom he had been an "Advocate Big Brother" ten years earlier.




  • Steve James and Stephen Fielding in Stevie (2002)
  • Stephen Fielding in Stevie (2002)
  • Stephen Fielding in Stevie (2002)
  • Steve James in Stevie (2002)
  • Stephen Fielding in Stevie (2002)
  • Stephen Fielding in Stevie (2002)

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9 February 2004 | friedanjohn
A complex, hard-hitting view into others' reality
According to sociologists, we are a product of our own culture. Naive about the true reality of others, many of us blithely make pronouncements about what people should or should not do to have a good life. Then a movie like "Stevie" comes along - a movie that shows a complex, rough-edged world in which there are no simple answers. To me, "Stevie" was kick-in-the-teeth reality - not voyeurism.

This movie reminded me of a number of other movies that give one a view into how others live... The "Bicycle Thief," "Chan is Missing," "The Harder They Come," "Milagro Beanfield War," "The Postman," "Secrets and Lies," and "Ping Pong," to name a few. I thought the director of "Stevie," the OTHER Steve, did an excellent job of showing people and their environment without trivializing them. I *cared* about the people in this film; I wanted them to love each other, work out their problems, and overcome their secrets and lies. Like my own real life, however, things don't always get tied up nicely in a pretty bow.

I think that "Stevie" is an excellent snap/slap of cold water for those of us who think we know it all. Life isn't simple, whether we're up to our necks in alligators or see ourselves as the alligator hunter.

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Release Date:

13 March 2003



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Filming Locations

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,383 30 March 2003

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