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Girlfight -- Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

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Director:
Writer:
Karyn Kusama (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
23 November 2000 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Prove them wrong
Plot:
Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
15 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly AWESOME See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michelle Rodriguez ... Diana Guzman

Jaime Tirelli ... Hector Soto

Paul Calderon ... Sandro Guzman

Santiago Douglas ... Adrian Sturges

Ray Santiago ... Tiny Guzman
Víctor Sierra ... Ray Cortez

Elisa Bocanegra ... Marisol
Shannon Walker Williams ... Veronica
Louis Guss ... Don

Herb Lovelle ... Cal
Thomas Barbour ... Ira
Graciella Ortiz ... Female Student

J.P. Linton ... Mr. Price
Iris Little Thomas ... Ms. Martinez
Dadi Pinero ... Edward
Belqui Ortiz ... Karina
Chuck Hickey ... Gym Janitor
Anthony Ruiz ... Tino
José Rabelo ... Al
José Espinal ... Ray's Friend

John Sayles ... Science Teacher
Jack R. Marks ... Pawnbroker
Yiyo Guzman ... Ray's Corner Man
Diane Martella ... Gym Coach

Michael Bentt ... Fight Pro
Gus Santorella ... Fight Pro Posse
Courtney Krause ... Fight Pro Posse
Edgardo Claudio ... Referee
Millie Tirelli ... Candice
Allan Gropper ... Referee
Alicia Ashley ... Ricki Stiles
Danny Gant ... Referee
Josephine Pignataro ... Wife
Sanford Redock ... Announcer
Allie Woods Jr. ... Janitor
Ricky Colon ... Boxer
Andre Eason ... Boxer
Jose Espinal ... Boxer
Angel Gonzalez ... Boxer
Gabby Guzman ... Boxer
Andy Hernandez ... Boxer
Carlos Hernandez Jr. ... Boxer
Carlos Henandez Sr. ... Boxer
Daniel Judah ... Boxer
Christian Leyba ... Boxer
Paul Maldonado ... Boxer
Angel Osvaldo ... Boxer
Ralphie Rivera ... Boxer
Donnell Smith ... Boxer
Angel Torres ... Boxer
Angel Vega ... Boxer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

José Alvarez ... Ralph (uncredited)
Gabe Castillo ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)
Gabriel Castillo ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)
Joyce Garland ... Hot Dog Patron (uncredited)
Michael Sash ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)

Directed by
Karyn Kusama 
 
Writing credits
Karyn Kusama (written by)

Produced by
Sarah Green .... producer
Martha Griffin .... producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Maggie Renzi .... producer
John Sayles .... executive producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Craig H. Shepherd .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Gene McDaniels 
Theodore Shapiro 
 
Cinematography by
Patrick Cady 
 
Film Editing by
Plummy Tucker 
 
Casting by
Ellyn Long Marshall 
Maria E. Nelson 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Beatrice 
 
Art Direction by
Miguel Fernandez 
 
Costume Design by
Marco Cattoretti 
Luca Mosca 
 
Makeup Department
Dana Elder .... assistant makeup artist
Lorraine Godfrey .... assistant hair stylist
Evelyne Noraz .... makeup supervisor
Kerrie R. Plant .... hair stylist supervisor (as Kerrie Plant)
Alessandra Sanitate .... additional hair stylist
Alessandra Sanitate .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gwen Bialic .... production manager
Cynthia Markins-Dieden .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carrie Fix .... first assistant director
Rebecca Rivo .... assistant director
Jason Rothenberg .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
James Berroya .... art production assistant
Jeffrey A. Brown .... props production assistant
Jeremy Buhler .... carpenter
Lawrence Cromwell .... carpenter
Jesse Epstein .... property master
Maya Erdelyi .... art department intern
Andrew Goesselin .... carpenter
Shelley Herbert .... co-property master
Shelley Herbert .... property master
Bryan Kaczkin .... carpenter
Martha Keavney .... art department intern
Brian Kraft .... carpenter
Jennifer Kuipers .... carpenter
Lori Merhige .... art department intern
Brian O'Connell .... carpenter
Thomas Radvany .... carpenter
Ben Telford .... carpenter
Ewan Telford .... carpenter (as Ben Telford)
 
Sound Department
Ajae Clearway .... assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Fabrizio Donati .... audio restorer (2009)
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Kaplan .... adr engineer
Judy Karp .... sound mixer
Andy Kris .... additional sound re-recording engineer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Geoff Lippman .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Geof Lipman)
Mary Ellen Porto .... sound
Mary Ellen Porto .... supervising sound editor
Esther Regelson .... dialog editor
Jaime Reyes .... boom operator
Juan Carlos Zaldívar .... dialog editor
Juan Carlos Zaldívar .... dialogue editor
 
Stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jay Alaimo .... additional grip
Gerard Berardi .... additional grip
Ariel Boles .... additional grip
Eric Boncher .... rigging gaffer
Jim Bridges .... still photographer (as James Bridges)
Deborah Brozina .... additional second assistant camera (as Debra Brozina)
Renzo Spirit Buffalo .... additional first assistant camera (as Lorenzo Spirit Buffalo)
Caesar S. Carnevale .... additional second assistant camera (as Caesar Carnevale)
Elizabeth Casinelli .... additional best boy electric
Jesse Champ .... additional second assistant camera
Aryn Chapman .... second assistant camera
Matt Craig .... additional grip
Todd Csernecky .... best boy electric
Theresa Dillon .... additional photographer
Patrick J. Donnelly .... camera operator (as Pat Donnelly)
Eric Gearity .... rigging grip
Abbot Genser .... additional photographer
Jim Hair .... additional first assistant camera
Matthew Hale .... best boy grip (as Matt Hale)
Chris Karlof .... additional electrician
Stuart Kaufman .... rigging electrician
Stuart Kaufman .... rigging grip
Stephanie Martin .... additional grip
Ed Mattson .... rigging grip (as Edward Mattson)
John McAleer .... first assistant camera
Brian McKee .... key grip
Andrea Morini .... additional photographer
Alexa D. O'Brien .... additional electric
Quinn Pawlan .... grip
Kate Phelan .... gaffer
Steve Ramsey .... rigging gaffer (as Steven Ramsey)
Catherine Rios .... camera intern
Adam Silver .... company electrician
Ron Travisano .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Joshua Van Praag .... company grip
Bryan Wachtel .... additional grip
Andrew T. Watts .... additional electrician (as Andrew Watts)
Erin Wile .... electrician
Timothy Wood .... additional electrician
 
Casting Department
Kristine Bulakowski .... extras casting
Nestor Ortiz .... extras casting intern
Driss Tijani .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriela Bunader .... wardrobe supervisor
Mariana Vera .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
Fred Heid .... color timer: New York
Bob La Rossa .... color timer: Los Angeles (as Robert J. La Rossa)
Mia Lee .... assistant editor
Becky Morrison .... apprentice editor
Kriss Parnell .... editing intern
Ken Rubenfeld .... dailies colorist
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Isaac Albéniz .... composer: theme music
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Lois Dilivio .... music supervisor
Gary Harris .... music supervisor
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Carlos Santana .... composer: song "Olympic Festival"
Carlos Santana .... musician: guitar, "Olympic Festival" (as Santana)
Theodore Shapiro .... music producer
Michael Tudor .... music mixer
Michael Tudor .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Gwen Bialic .... production coordinator
Melanie Cadham .... office intern
Andrea Cairoli .... set intern
Suzanne Ceresko .... production office manager
Kathy Ciric .... location manager
Andy Goldman .... title designer: main and end titles
Candy Halikas .... office intern
Marilena Hatoupis .... office intern
Pavlina Hatoupis .... product placement coordinator
Andy Hernandez .... production assistant
Pedro Kos .... office intern
Pedro Kos .... production intern
Greg Larico .... set intern
Melissa Lintinger .... post-production accountant
Scott Mickulas .... set production assistant
Shawn Parrish .... set production assistant
May Redding .... set intern
Bear Schmidt .... location assistant
Phoebe Shackeroff .... assistant coordinator
Susan Silas .... key production accountant
George D. Simms Jr. .... set production assistant
Curtis Smith .... key production assistant
John Tagamolila .... production assistant
Wahn Yoon .... assistant: Martha Griffin
Martin Zinkel .... set production assistant
Robert Smithline .... intern (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
110 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (video rating) | France:U | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37440)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Crew or equipment visible: When Adrian is driving Diana home, when they film the little dog, the camera on the hood is visible.See more »
Quotes:
Diana:Mr. Ex-100% man to your left.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Primeval: Episode #2.2" (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Olympic FestivalSee more »

FAQ

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly AWESOME, 6 May 2006
Author: Spacelamb from Australia

Girlfight is like your grandma's cooking: same old recipe you've tried a million times before somehow transformed into something fresh and new. Try and explain the story to people who haven't seen it yet: a young women from the wrong side of the tracks attempts to improve her lot in life by taking up boxing whilst dealing with a bitter, obstructive father and her growing attraction to a male rival blah blah blah. Watch them roll their eyes and ask to watch it just to play Count-the-Clichés. Yeah, we've seen it all before but I was hypnotized by Girlfight. It works so well because of the superb acting and dialog and the sensitive direction that makes it 'classic', not 'stale'. I avoided this at the cinema because it looked like complete crap but don't make the same mistake I did. Definiately worth a look.

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