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Fighting (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 24 April 2009 (USA)
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In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

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Dito Montiel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Channing Tatum ... Shawn MacArthur
Terrence Howard ... Harvey Boarden
Zulay Henao ... Zulay Velez
Michael Rivera ... Ajax
Flaco Navaja ... Ray Ray
Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Z (as Peter Tambakis)
Luis Guzmán ... Martinez
Anthony DeSando ... Christopher Anthony
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Jack Dancing
Brian White ... Evan Hailey
Ivan Martin ... Stockbroker Jerry
Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Trader Jim
Altagracia Guzman Altagracia Guzman ... Alba Guzmán
Gabrielle Pelucco Gabrielle Pelucco ... Lila
Angelic Zambrana ... Kimo's Girl
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Storyline

Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets of New York City. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager Harvey Boarden. Shawn soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival. Written by KGF Vissers

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Some dreams are worth the fight.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the movie, Channing and Terrance are standing in front of a diner called Empire, and later Terrance stars in the series "Empire". See more »

Goofs

In the last fight, Evan takes off his warm up jacket twice. See more »

Quotes

Shawn MacArthur: Where're we going?
Harvey Boarden: We're in a $100,000 dollar Mercedes. That's where we're going.
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Soundtracks

Diamond Life
Written by Tyga, Sam Hollander and Dave Katz
Performed by Tyga
Courtesy of Decaydance Records
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Channing Tatum is better than this
17 May 2009 | by ticket_for_oneSee all my reviews

When Dito Montiel first came out with A Guide to Recognising Your Saints. I was blown away by the performance of Channing Tatum, touting him to be the next big thing. After this I'm not so sure. Poor man's Rocky and Fight Club put together. Not a good film at all. I sat in the cinema and I knew exactly, how this film was going to end. Poor script, poor acting and very predictable story. In my opinion it's a remake to the Jean Claude Van Damme movie, A.W.O.L. Channing Tatum mostly mumbles his way through the movie. Channing Tatum is better than this, as is Terence Howard who is a very good actor, but he was just passable with his role. Luiz Guzman and Roger Guenver Smith were seriously underused and these are two actors I've enjoyed watching over the years. Brian J White was decent as the Apollo Creed type bad guy and did well with what he had. I thought the love interest was flimsy at best and the fight scenes though believable, could've been a bit better. What Montiel does do well with this movie is capture New York. He does by showing us, in a documentary type fashion, that New York is still one of the greatest cities in the world and it will never lose it's identity. All in all, I would save this movie for another rainy Saturday evening on DVD, because it's barely worthy of a cinematic release.


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Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,024,370, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$23,091,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,482,728
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