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Fighting Words (2007)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2 March 2010 (USA)
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Sometimes we fight with fists and sometimes we kill with words.

Director:

E. Paul Edwards (as Eric Paul Jones)

Writer:

E. Paul Edwards
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... David
Cristina Maxwell ... Lucy
Fred Williamson ... Gabriel
Val Lauren ... Etch-A-Sketch
Michael Parks ... Benny
Crew Hamilton Crew Hamilton ... Jonesy
Fred Willard ... Longfellow
Jeff Stearns ... Jake
Jen Dede ... Lisa
Edward Albert ... Marc
James Parks ... Fresno Pete
Vanessa Dorman Vanessa Dorman ... Shelly Lancaster
Tara D'Agostino Tara D'Agostino ... Marni
Joe Restivo Joe Restivo ... Millhouse
Amir Talai ... Ralph
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Storyline

In underground clubs around the country is an undiscovered phenomenon called Slam Poetry where gifted poets fresh off the street go to war with each other through words. One night during one of these rants a gifted poet, JAKE THOMPSON is discovered by an attractive publisher, MARNI ELLIOT looking for new poets. But when their relationship falls apart Jake chases the dream in dark, seedy night clubs as he watches uber hipster David sky rocket to fame and fortune. After hitting bottom, he finally realizes that love is more than words and that sometimes you have to fight for the ones you love. Written by Randolph Kret

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Last movie of Edward Albert, distributed four years after his death. See more »

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Rather underwhelming
23 March 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a young poet who falls in love with a publisher who is HIV positive.

It is difficult to make a film about poetry, as poem recitals can hardly be described as exciting and visually stimulating. "Fighting Words" tries to make it more interesting by having controversial and provocative story lines. Though I applaud the filmmakers for their hard work, but "Fighting Words" is still rather underwhelming. It is not visually pleasing, and the pacing is rather slow. It is also unfortunate that many of the "poems" in the final slam are too vulgar and gross for the literary passionates. The final result is that "Fighting Words" does not appeal to romantic comedy viewers nor poetry lovers.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2010 (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, 8 April 2007

Gross USA:

$35,688

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,688
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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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