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A documentary that focuses on a group of young athletes in southern Louisiana as they work toward achieving their goals of becoming professional mixed martial arts fighters.

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Credited cast:
'Bad' Chad Broussard ...
Himself - Boxing Coach
Jere' Folley Chaisson ...
Herself - Dustin's Mom
'Crazy' Tim Credeur ...
Himself
Derek Gauthier ...
Himself
Gil 'The Thrill' Guillory ...
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Lori Guillory ...
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Corey Judice ...
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Derrick Krantz ...
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Ronny Lis ...
Himself - Dustin's Opponent
Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier ...
Himself
Paul Soileau ...
Himself - Albert's Opponent
Albert Stainback ...
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Yell out "fight!" on a street corner and a crowd will always come running--at once attracted and repelled by the violent spectacle of man acting on his most primal urge. The draw of two men fighting is as old as civilization itself, but as far back as Plato, the sport of fighting has been at odds with the notion of a civil society. Over the last decade, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has grown from a controversial no-holds-barred gladiatorial sideshow into a billion dollar phenomenon eclipsing boxing as the dominant combat sport in the world. But far from Las Vegas, in sweat-soaked gyms and low-rent arenas across America, the big lights are but a dream. Here, men fight to test their mettle, fortified with the mythic promise that an ordinary man can transform into a champion. FIGHTVILLE is about the art and sport of fighting: a microcosm of life, a physical manifestation of that other brutal contest called the American Dream, where men are not born, but built through self determination, hard... Written by Anonymous

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Fightville is an excellent film!
21 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Fightville is such a pleasure to watch. I've been to two screenings and loved it the second time as much as the first.

It's easy to fall in love with the characters. The film captures their full personalities and offers an intimate view of their lives.

The story is tight, and taps into the universal drive to go after one's dreams without being heavy handed or cheesy.

Michael Tucker really got into the fights with his camera and his cinematography works wonderfully.

What surprised me the most is how many funny moments they managed to find in a documentary about MMA fighting. That's probably my favorite part.


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