PG-13 | | Drama
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Fences was originally a 1983 play by August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle". Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, Fences examines race relations and explores the evolving African-American experience, among other themes. In 1987, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.
Troy, you oughta stop that lyin'.
Troy: I ain't lyin'. The nigger had a watermelon this big. Talkin' about "What watermelon, Mr. Rand?" I liked to fell out... "What watermelon, Mr. Rand?" And it's sittin' there bigger than life.
Bono: What Mr. Rand said?
Troy: He ...
In the opening scene the trash truck goes around the same corner twice in a row as evidenced by the same buildings and the same other vehicles on the street parked and driving In the same places both times.
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