The true story of ANTWONE FISHER tracks a remarkable young man on the path to recovery from physical and sexual abuse.
Antwone Fisher is a young Navy sailor who is on verge of getting booted from the military because of his volatile temper when he is ordered to mandatory sessions with psychiatrist Dr. Jerome Davenport. After a few strained sessions,
Fisher navigates through difficult memories of his Cleveland childhood, mostly of life with a vicious foster mother who beats him on a regular basis (and refers to him not by name, but by the n-word) and a foster sister who violates him sexually.
Fisher and Davenport form a father-son bond (Fisher even adopts the doctor’s wife as a kind of surrogate Mom). And eventually he finds the strength to work through his anger and the courage to forge his first romantic relationship with Cheryl.