|Denzel Washington||Troy Maxson|
|Viola Davis||Rose Maxson|
|Stephen McKinley Henderson||Jim Bono|
|Christopher Mele||Deputy Commissioner|
|Leslie Boone||Evangelist Preacher|
|Jason Silvis||Garbage Truck Driver|
Troy Maxson 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 chance to meet a college football recruiter.