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Fight Club (1999)

R | | Drama | 15 October 1999 (USA)
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An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Norton ... The Narrator
Brad Pitt ... Tyler Durden
Meat Loaf ... Robert 'Bob' Paulsen (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Zach Grenier ... Richard Chesler
Richmond Arquette ... Intern
David Andrews ... Thomas
George Maguire ... Group Leader
Eugenie Bondurant ... Weeping Woman
Helena Bonham Carter ... Marla Singer
Christina Cabot ... Group Leader
Sydney 'Big Dawg' Colston ... Speaker
Rachel Singer ... Chloe
Christie Cronenweth Christie Cronenweth ... Airline Attendant
Tim DeZarn ... Inspector Bird (as Tim de Zarn)
Ezra Buzzington ... Inspector Dent
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Storyline

A nameless first person narrator (Edward Norton) attends support groups in attempt to subdue his emotional state and relieve his insomniac state. When he meets Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), another fake attendee of support groups, his life seems to become a little more bearable. However when he associates himself with Tyler (Brad Pitt) he is dragged into an underground fight club and soap making scheme. Together the two men spiral out of control and engage in competitive rivalry for love and power. When the narrator is exposed to the hidden agenda of Tyler's fight club, he must accept the awful truth that Tyler may not be who he says he is. Written by Rhiannon

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Taglines:

How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

[1:59:55]The scene in which The Narrator puts Marla on the bus was shot just a few doors down from the old Olympic Theater on 8th St between S Hill & S Broadway, Los Angeles. Charlton Heston's character Robert Neville ran into the middle of that same stretch of road to yell "There is no phone ringing, damn it!" in The Omega Man (1971). Brian Tochi appears in both movies. See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene in the garage between Tyler and the Narrator, the concrete wall moves when the narrator is thrown against it. See more »

Quotes

Group Leader: [10:08] Now we're going to open the green door, the heart chakra.
Narrator: I wasn't really dying. I wasn't host to cancer or parasites. I was the warm little center that the life of this world crowded around.
Group Leader: Imagine your pain as a white ball of healing light. It moves over your body healing you. Now keep this going, remember to breathe, and step forward to the back door of the room. Where does it lead? Into your cave. Stepping forward into your cave
Narrator: Every evening I died. And every evening I was born again....
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Crazy Credits

Just as the closing credits are about to start, a flash-frame-shot of a penis appears on the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK theatrical release of the film, the BBFC removed a total of four seconds from two scenes. In the scene where Lou (Peter Iacangelo) beats up Tyler (Brad Pitt), an overhead shot as Tyler receives a punch to the face is missing, and in the scene where The Narrator (Edward Norton) beats up Angel Face (Jared Leto), the third punch in the first load of hits, as well as several hits as his face becomes bloodied during the last load of hits have been removed. The BBFC argued that these cuts were made because of "excessively sustained violence" and "an indulgence in the excitement of beating a defenseless man's face into a pulp". Interestingly however, prior to the release of the film, the BBFC was petitioned to ban the film altogether, but they refused, disputing claims that it contained "dangerously instructive information" and could "encourage anti-social behavior". In fact, they actually came to the defense of the film, pointing out that "the film as a whole is - quite clearly - critical and sharply prodigy of the amateur fascism which in part it portrays. Its central theme of male machismo (and the anti-social behavior that flows from it) is emphatically rejected by the central character in the concluding reels." For the 2007 Definitive Edition DVD re-release of the movie in the UK, all previous cuts were waived, and the film was released with the deleted four seconds reinstated. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Mentalist: Ruby Slippers (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Valley of the Dolls
Words and Music by Dory Previn and André Previn
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Watch it atleast twice
18 December 2018 | by shuklaprakharSee all my reviews

Beleive me if you want to feel this movie to the core watch it twice . It took me twice to analyse that this movie was something much more than just awesome Brilliant acting by brad pitt maybe his best one, direction above par . There is something much more in this movie than meets the eye .. Watch it and find for yourself


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,035,485, 17 October 1999

Gross USA:

$37,030,102

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,209,593
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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