Forrester: So, your professor wasn’t exactly full of praise this afternoon.
Jamal: No, not exactly.
Forrester: There’s something you should know about Robert Crawford. He wrote a book a few years after mine and all the publishers rejected it, which was the right decision. And, er… Instead of writing another one, he took a job teaching others how to write.
Jamal: How do you know all that?
Forrester: Just keep in mind that bitterly-disappointed teachers can be either very effective or very dangerous.
Finding Forrester (2000) written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant
William Forrester: Sean Connery – Jamal Wallace: Rob Brown