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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 ...
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Cal
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Ira
Graciella Ortiz ...
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Mr. Price
Iris Little Thomas ...
Ms. Martinez
Dadi Pinero ...
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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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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$197,896 (USA) (1 October 2000)

Gross:

$1,523,941 (USA) (19 November 2000)
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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 »

Goofs

When Diana asks Hector if he will train her, the number and arrangement of tiles on the table changes repeatedly between shots. See more »

Quotes

Veronica: I didn't do nothing.
Diana Guzman: Except be your stinky skanky self.
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Referenced in The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

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Gaviota
Written by Jimmy Bosch
Performed by Jimmy Bosch
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all breakout performances should be this good
1 March 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Watching Michelle Rodriguez deliver a confident performance in FF7 -- just one of many in her career -- it is easy to overlook this breakout role in this semi-indie boxing film.

Just because it is easy does not mean you should do it.

I re-watched Girlfight prior to this review and, just as I remembered, her reaction shots and dead-man stares were the standouts in a film which holds up surprisingly well.

I cannot over-emphasize how elegant this breakout role is. Stallone, the Jedi master of fight films, had his breakout role in a very forgettable film called the Lords of Flatbush. In it, he had a wrestling scene.

Recommended. And the rating should be higher than it is. It was intended as a character study and there are no bad performances, no dull moments.


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