Denzel Washington's masterfully directed and acted screen adaptation of August Wilson's celebrated stage play won a Best Actress Oscar® for Viola Davis. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, Washington plays embittered city sanitation worker Troy Maxson, once a promising young baseball player who was just a little too old to make it to the majors after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947. Taking his anger and frustrations about what he hasn't gotten from life out on his family members, Troy risks destroying the best part of the life he has. Featuring outstanding supporting performances by Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby and Mykelti Williamson. DIR/PROD Denzel Washington; SCR August Wilson, from his play; PROD Todd Black, Scott Rudin. U.S./Canada, 2016, color, 139 min. RATED PG-13
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