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Fighting Words (2007)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 April 2007 (USA)
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A romantic drama set against the world of slam poetry competitions.

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E. Paul Edwards

Writer:

E. Paul Edwards
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... David Settles
Jeff Stearns Jeff Stearns ... Jake Thompson
Tara D'Agostino Tara D'Agostino ... Marni Elliott
Fred Willard ... Longfellow
Fred Williamson ... Gabriel
Edward Albert ... Marc Neihauser
Michael Parks ... Benny the Heckler
Val Lauren ... Etch-A-Sketch
Dominic Comperatore ... Alan Mitzer
Jen Dede ... Lisa
Vanessa Dorman Vanessa Dorman ... Shelly Lancaster
Tucker Smallwood ... Dr. Franklin
Amir Talai ... Ralphie
Joe Restivo Joe Restivo ... Millhouse
James Parks ... Fresno Pete
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A romantic drama set against the world of slam poetry competitions.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Poet See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,753, 6 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,081, 5 August 2007
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A verbal and cinematic tourdeforce
24 July 2006 | by hugh-taylorSee all my reviews

This film is remarkable in that it is both a highly engaging work of film-making but also a great poetic work. The actors, too, pull off a verbal tour de force, especially in scenes when they are "making up" poems off the tops of their heads. If you like past-faced, verbal action, this is your flick. C Thomas Howell is superb as the nasty, too successful "street poet". Writer director Paul Edwards delivers outstanding performances and a nuanced look at the modern phenomenon known as slam poetry. This is also a love story, a film of self-discovery, and a rumination on the creative process. I highly recommend it.


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