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Fighting (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 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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Michael Rivera ...
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Ray Ray
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Christopher Anthony
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Stockbroker Jerry
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Altagracia Guzman ...
Alba Guzmán
Gabrielle Pelucco ...
Lila
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Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He 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.

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Action | Drama | Sport

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

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24 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dito Montiel Project  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,024,370, 26 April 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,036,320, 7 June 2009
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Trivia

Five actors who are in this film previously worked with Channing Tatum in "A Guide Line To Recognizing Your Saints" (2006). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Shawn goes into the diner to get his money back from Harvey, the boom mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Shawn MacArthur: So... What they got rules, or?
Harvey Boarden: Yeah! You lose, you get nothing
Harvey Boarden: Go make som money!
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References War (2007) See more »

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South of the Border
Written and Performed by Paul Hsu
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Fighting, and not Winning!
15 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

This a film with a few kind of OK fight scenes with a lot of boring and not very intelligent or interesting dialog. The lead characters are dull,one does not feel empathy for any one of them, their interaction does not sound convincing.

A better title for this type of story would be "A Fantastic Odyssey through the Sewers of Civilization", or anything like that. Why Hollywood glamorizes those dim-witted people is an enigma for me. What is so cool about people fighting each other for money? Brainless morons... What is so cool about the ones promoting those fights? They are parasites...

Fighting is a slow and not very interesting movie, the end is also very predictable. But it has a positive aspect. Foul language, is kept to a minimum. Usually, in this type of film, every other word would be either f***, s**** or m***f***. And in Fighting they are rare.


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