2002 was a year of firsts for the people who would come together to create the film based on the life of a man named Antwone Fisher. The screenplay, written by Fisher was his first, it was the first time Denzel Washington stepped behind the camera to direct and it was the first feature film for rising star Derek Luke. And though there was a lot of new talent blossoming, the film about a man with a troubled past struck a chord with critics and audiences alike. You remember how the movie impacted you, you might have a copy of the DVD at home; but we bet you didn’t know the behind the scenes secrets of the film. Check them out on the following pages.