Fences

Synopsis: Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Genre: Drama
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 52 wins & 106 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
79
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
PG-13
Year:
2016
139 min
$57,642,961
Website
3,837 Views

Men stream out of the yard, Troy and

Bono among them.

How you figure he be making out with that gal be

up at Taylors’ all the time . . . that Alberta

gal?

troy:
Who?

bono:
Brownie!

troy:
Same as you and me. He getting as much as we is.

Which is to say nothing.

Same as you and me. He getting as much as we is.

Which is to say nothing.

bono:
It is, huh? I figure you doing a little better

than me . . . and I ain’t saying what I’m doing.

troy:
Aw, n*gger, look here . . . I know you. If you

had got anywhere near that gal, twenty minutes

later you be looking to tell somebody. And the

first one you gonna tell . . . that you gonna want

to brag to . . . is gonna be me.

bono:
I ain’t saying that. I see where you be eyeing

her.

troy:
I eye all the women. I don’t miss nothing. Don’t

never let nobody tell you Troy Maxson don’t eye

the women.

bono:
You been doing more than eyeing her. You done

bought her a drink or two.

troy:
Hell yeah, I bought her a drink! What that mean?

I bought you one, too. What that mean ’cause I buy

her a drink? I’m just being polite.

bono:
It’s all right to buy her one drink. That’s what

you call being polite. But when you wanna be buying

two or three . . . that’s what you call eyeing

her.

troy:
Look here, as long as you known me . . . you

ever known me to chase after women?

bono:
Hell yeah! Long as I done known you. You forgetting

I knew you when.

troy:
Naw, I’m talking about since I been married to

Rose?

Naw, I’m talking about since I been married to

Rose?

bono:
Oh, not since you been married to Rose. Now,

that’s the truth, there. I can say that.

troy:
All right then! Case closed.

EXT. THE HILL DISTRICT—TROY AND ROSE’S

STREET—AFTERNOON

Troy and Bono make their way down the

street to a narrow house. A pair of

lawn chairs sit on the small front

porch. They take the short cut through

the side alley into the back yard. It

is Friday, payday, and the one night

of the week the two men engage in a

ritual of talk and drink.

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August Wilson

August Wilson was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama more…

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