Plot – Fences, directed by Denzel Washington, tells the story of Troy Maxson, a black worker that lives in Pittsburgh in the mid 20th century who dreamed about having a career in baseball. Unfortunately, when professional teams finally start accepting black people into their lineup, he is too old to fulfill his dream. Instead, he tries his best to be a good husband and father. Eventually his dream of becoming a player will push him towards a difficult decision that may destroy his family forever.
All actors – Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele, Lesley Boone, Jason Silvis, , Toussaint Raphael Abessolo, Gregory Bromfield, Cara Clark, Tra'Waan Coles, Theresa Cook, Ellwood Davis, DieselDonlow, Mark Falvo, Joe Fishel, Kristie Galloway, John W. Iwanonkiw, Daniel James, Dontez James, Aristle Jones IV, Malik Abdul Khaaliq, Connie Kincer, Ashley Marie Lewis, Cecily Lewis, Chris McCail, Terri Middleton, Kelly L. Moran, Phil Nardozzi, Frankie Palombi, Kameron Peters, Eric Rasmussen, Andre Tucker Jr.show all
“Fences” Quotes 17 quotes
“A man is supposed to take care of his family. You live in my house, feed your belly with my food, put your behind on my bed because you're my son. It's my duty to take care of you, I owe a responsibility to you, I ain't got to like you! Now, I gave everything I got to give you! I gave you your life! Me and your Mama worked out between us and...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Some people build fences to keep people out, and other people build fences to keep people in.”
“- Troy Maxson: It's not easy for me to admit that I've been standing in the same place for eighteen years!
- Rose Maxson: Well, I've been standing with you! I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot as you!”
“- Troy Maxson: Now you tell me who you ever heard of gonna pull their own teeth with a pair of rusty pliers?
- Jim Bono: They're old folks. My granddaddy used to pull his teeth with pliers. They ain't had no dentists for colored folk back then.
- Troy Maxson: Well, get clean pliers. You understand? Clean pliers.”
“- Cory: Hey pa!
- Troy Maxson: Hmm?
- Cory: Can I ask you a question? ...How come you ain't never liked me?
- Troy Maxson: Like you? What law is there sayin' I got to like you?
- Cory: None.”
“You got more stories than the devil got sinners.”
“All right, Mr. Death. I tell you what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna take and build me a fence around this yard, see? I'm gonna build me a fence around what belongs to me. And then I want you to stay on the other side.”
“Legs don't mean nothing. You don't do nothing but push 'em out of the way.”
“I told you, a watched pot never boils.”
“Your daddy wanted you to be everything he wasn't, and at the same time, he wanted you to be everything he was.”
“From right now, this child's got a mother. But you're a womanless man.”
“Rose'll tell you. When I first met her, she ask me if I had gotten all that foolishness out of my system. I said: Baby, it's you and baseball, all what count to me. You hear me, Bono? And I meant it, too. She said: Which one come first? I said: Well, ain't no doubt it's baseball. But you stick and get old with me, and we'll both outlive this...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I don't care what nobody say. I'm the boss. You understand? I'm the boss around here. I do the only saying what counts.”
“- Jim Bono: Your daddy got a promotion on the rubbish. He gonna be the first colored driver. Ain't got to do nothin' but sit up there and read the paper, like them white fellas.
- Lyons: Hey, Pop, if you knew how to read, you'd be all right.
- Jim Bono: Nah, nah. You mean if the nigger knew how to drive, he'd be all right. Been fighting with...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Better get ready for the Judgement morning.”