Bo is a former promising boxer who married his high school sweetheart Kacie. After high school, Bo followed the path of his father, choosing addiction over his marriage, family, and boxing career. After years of bouncing between jobs and towns, he is left with nothing. Kacie has left him, taking the kids, and he has been fired from his most recent employment. Bo's long time boxing trainer, Sal, informs him that his old high school rival, Dylan (who was also trained by Sal) wants to do one last exhibition fight in their home town as he closes his impressive professional boxing career. Dylan wants to fight Bo one last time as a charity bout for their town. Sal convinces Bo to fight one more time and uses the opportunity to not only train him physically, but to teach him how to fight for what truly matters: his marriage, his family, and his faith. "Fight" is a story of redemption and a challenge for all of us to consider what is worth fighting for.Written by
Due to COVID-19, the shooting dates had to be pushed back several times. If you look closely in the background of the large fight scene at the end of the movie, you'll see some masks on some of the extras. See more »
Learn to fight for what matters.
Fight is the first feature-length film developed by First Capital Christian Church in Corydon, Indiana.
The film is about a boxer who falls into addiction, jeopardizing his family in the process.
The movie is low-budget and made up of primarily church staff and volunteers; only the main actors in the film were not part of the church. Director is Tyler Sansom, who also serves as lead digital pastor for First Capital, and Hannah Mowery led the church's team of writers, as well as wrote the music, along with Matt Mowery.
The music was impressive and provided the correct punch to the appropriate scenes.
The opening lyrics more than hint at the upcoming mood of the story, while music during the workout scene delivered the 1-2 punch that appropriately set the stage for the turning of events toward a more upbeat and hopeful outcome.
Numerous references to the Rocky movie were scattered throughout the story, from boxing to running steps victoriously during training, to almost expecting to hear "Adrian!" bellowed from the boxing ring. As a Rocky fan, I don't consider those similarities to be a negative factor. There are many important lessons to be found within the Rocky legend, and it's good to sometimes be reminded of important things.
Fight does a good job of pounding one of those great life lessons home: Learn to fight for what matters.
First Capital Christian Church has some striking similarities to one of the current top of the heap rock stars of the Christian movie making business, the Kendrick Brothers . In 2002, as pastors at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, Alex and Stephen Kendrick made their first feature film, Flywheel, a low-budget feature made with dozens of church volunteers as an outreach to their community. They have since gone on to make a number of hits, including Facing The Giants, Fireproof, and War Room, which was the #1 theater in the country.
Fight is an important story of unfortunately, the all too familiar problem of addiction and the tragic tendency to give up... on relationships, on life, and ultimately, on themselves. Fight reminds us there is reason to hope.
It looks to me like First Capital Christian Church is off to a good start with its first feature-length film. I hope they plan to continue to follow in the footsteps of those currently leading the way in the faith-based film industry.
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