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Girlfight (2000)

R | | Drama, Sport | 6 October 2000 (USA)
Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

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Sandro Guzman
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Víctor Sierra ...
Ray Cortez
Elisa Bocanegra ...
Marisol
Shannon Walker Williams ...
Veronica
Louis Guss ...
Don
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Cal
Thomas Barbour ...
Ira
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Mr. Price
Iris Little Thomas ...
Ms. Martinez
Dadi Pinero ...
Edward
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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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Prove them wrong

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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6 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,523,941 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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Michelle Rodriguez trained for two months before the 30-day shoot began. She was also chosen over 300 other women to be cast in the film. It was her first audition. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are lined up to do chin-ups, the girl in the purple shirt changes from being in front of Diana to behind her. See more »

Quotes

Adrian: [after kissing Diana for the first time] You taste sweet.
Diana Guzman: Funny. I always thought of myself as salty.
Adrian: You are wrong. You're sweet.
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Connections

Referenced in Cougar Town: Too Much Ain't Enough (2014) See more »

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Ritmos del Parque
Written by Coati Mundi and his Rhumbaphonic Band
Performed by Coati Mundi and his Rhumbaphonic Band
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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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