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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...

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Robert 'Bob' Paulsen (as Meat Loaf Aday)
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Storyline

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion. Written by Anonymous

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Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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15 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El club de la pelea  »

Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,035,485 (USA) (15 October 1999)

Gross:

$37,023,395 (USA) (25 February 2000)
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Trivia

When a Fight Club member sprays the priest with a hose, the camera briefly shakes. This happens because the cameraman couldn't keep himself from laughing. See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene in the garage between Tyler and the Narrator, the concrete wall moves when the narrator is thrown against it. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [voiceover] It must've been Tuesday. He was wearing his cornflower-blue tie.
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Crazy Credits

The warning at the beginning of the DVD, after the copyright warnings reads: WARNING If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned...... Tyler See more »

Connections

Referenced in Country Fried Home Videos: Bull Fight Club (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

No Love, No Nothin'
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Marlene Dietrich
Courtesy of Columbia Records for the U.S. and Canada
M. Dietrich Inc for the rest of the Universe
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Probably the best movie of the decade
29 November 1999 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

After watching this movie I was totally filled with enthusiasm. Fight Club is definitly Fincher's best movie even better than se7en. It's not only the story but the optics which fascinated me. When I had seen it for the second time I could see this movie with the knowledge of the conclusion which is really fascinating as you'll see Fight Club in a totally different perspective. Also great about Fight Club is its soundtrack performed by the Dust Brothers and especially the song 'Where is my mind' by the Pixies which really fit to the end of the movie. Unfortunately Fight Club didn't have much success in Germany but anyway the movie got best reviews of the German press. I also have to mention the brilliance of Ed Norton and Brad Pitt who plays best in roles in which he performs the villain. But it's quiet amazing what Edward Norton is able to do - he is just overwhelming. For that role he has to get the oscar.


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