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Girlfight (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  23 November 2000 (Australia)
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Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

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At 18, Diana has a chip on her shoulder; she's close to expulsion from high school for fighting, her mother is dead, her dad is surly, the popular girls at school set her teeth on edge, she knows men can cause pain. When she picks up her younger brother at a Brooklyn gym where he boxes to please his father, she decides she wants to train. Hector, a coach, reluctantly agrees to teach her. It's soon clear to him that Diana has talent; he pushes her. She spends time with another young fighter, Adrian, who has a girlfriend, but Diana intrigues him and stirs real feelings he tries to articulate. She, too, must accommodate her toughness and ironic detachment to her feelings for him. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$197,896 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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ESP 1,605,340 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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After financing fell through shortly before the movie was set to begin shooting filmmaker John Sayles, whom director Karyn Kusama had worked for as an assistant, stepped forward and provided the funding for the entire film. See more »

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When Adrian is driving Diana home, when they film the little dog, the camera on the hood is visible. See more »

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Adrian: So, you gonna dump me now?
Diana Guzman: Probably.
Adrian: Promise?
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Ever wonder why women want to box? Well, here's one answer.
27 March 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Girlfight" follows a project dwelling New York high school girl from a sense of futility into the world of amateur boxing where she finds self esteem, purpose, and much more. Although the film is not about boxing, boxing is all about the film. So much so you can almost smell the sweat. Technically and artistically a good shoot with an sense of honesty and reality about it, "Girlfight" is no chick flick and no "Rocky". It is, rather, a very human drama which even viewers who don't know boxing will be able to connect with.


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