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Girlfight (2000)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Diana Guzman
... Hector Soto
... Sandro Guzman
... Adrian Sturges
... Tiny Guzman
Víctor Sierra ... Ray Cortez
Elisa Bocanegra ... Marisol
Shannon Walker Williams ... Veronica
Louis Guss ... Don
... Cal
Thomas Barbour ... Ira
Graciella Ortiz ... Female Student
J.P. Linton ... 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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,896, 1 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,523,941, 19 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 »

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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 »

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Hector: Now we're boxing.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Gaviota
Written by Jimmy Bosch
Performed by Jimmy Bosch
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An Emotional and great performance by a very undderated actress
11 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

I first saw Michelle Rodriguez in The Fast and The Furious, and was sad that her character wasnt given more to work with because it was a role that could have been a great addition to the film.

Just recently I saw her Girlfight which was the role that started and has so far highlighted her career. And to be honest I found it to be one of the best movies I have seen in the last couple years.

The movie is about a girl named Diana played by rodriguez who has alot of pent up anger about herself and her mother's death. So her life at school is spent mostly by getting into fights, but that all changes when she visits her brother at a local boxing facility.

Soon its her and not her brother being the one trained, and through boxing she finds a way to release her anger, and find something to concentrate on. One of the things I found that I loved about the movie was that at the end not all of her problems were taken care of, just some of them. And her dreams are not realized but just taken a step further which is all she really wants.

But most of all it was Michelle's performance that made this movie the experience it is. Her character is REAL, and people aspiring to be actresses should watch her movie for pointers. She imbues her with the rage, and the full range of emotions that she shows through every scene. So watch it and love it 10/10


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