Fences (2016)

PG-13  |   |  Drama

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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.



  • Denzel Washington and Charlotte Bruus Christensen in Fences (2016)
  • Denzel Washington and Stephen Henderson in Fences (2016)
  • Viola Davis in Fences (2016)
  • Denzel Washington at an event for Fences (2016)
  • Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences (2016)
  • Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences (2016)

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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 ... ...


Bono: 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 ...


Since Cory's varsity jacket has 1956 on the back, he must have been referring to 1955 as "last baseball season." He mentioned that Sandy Koufax led the league in strikeouts. In fact, Koufax was a rookie in 1955, appeared in only a few games and struck out only 30 batters. He didn't become a dominating pitcher until 1961, when he led the National League in strikeouts for the first time.


Release Date:

25 December 2016



Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,600,170 (USA) (25 December 2016)


$57,642,961 (USA) (24 March 2017)

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