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Fighting with My Family (2019)

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A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

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Stephen Merchant
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WWE Star Has a Biopic at Age 26. What've You Done?

The 2019 Sundance film Fighting With My Family dramatizes the life story of Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis), with Lena Headey and Nick Frost as her parents. See more from the cast and director Stephen Merchant.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
Thomas Whilley Thomas Whilley ... Young Zak
Tori Ellen Ross Tori Ellen Ross ... Young Saraya (as Tori Ross)
Nick Frost ... Ricky Knight
Lena Headey ... Julia Knight
Florence Pugh ... Saraya Knight
Jack Lowden ... Zak Knight
Olivia Bernstone ... Ellie
Leah Harvey ... Hannah
Mohammad Amiri Mohammad Amiri ... Ez
Christine Ozanne Christine Ozanne ... Old Lady
Grace Link Grace Link ... Townie #1
Hannah Dodd ... Townie #2
Jack Gouldbourne ... Calum
Elroy Powell ... Union Jack (as Elroy 'Spoonface' Powell)
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Storyline

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Meet an Outsider who changed the Game. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual material, language throughout, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fighting with My Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,780, 14 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,958,108, 20 May 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dwayne Johnson and Vince Vaughn were also together in Be Cool. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene where Zak and Saraya are fighting over what to watch on TV, it's on a modern flat-panel Hi-Definition TV. The scene was in 2000, when most HD television sets were in cabinets similar to old rear projection TVs, and flat-panel TVs that existed then were as expensive as a small car. An expense a family running a struggling wrestling promotion would hardly be able to afford. See more »

Quotes

[the Rock gives Paige's father a call]
Ricky Knight: What?
The Rock: It's Dwayne Johnson. How are you?
Ricky Knight: Prove it.
The Rock: IF YOU SMEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLL... WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN'!
Ricky Knight: Yeah, and I'm Vin Diesel, mate.
[Ricky hangs up]
Raya Knight: I'm sorry.
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Crazy Credits

The scenes over the end credits come from the 2012 UK Channel 4 documentary 'The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family'. This is supposedly the documentary The Rock saw that got him interested in producing a film about Paige's story. See more »

Connections

References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Electrifying
Written by Jim Johnston (as James Alan Johnston)
Performed by Jim Johnston
Licensed courtesy of WWE, Inc.
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It was definitely funnier than I was expecting!
25 February 2019 | by novagirl11See all my reviews

You don't need to know the story or about the WWE to enjoy this movie. Dwayne Johnson and Vince Vaughn were both really great! Florence Pugh gave a very moving performance. I love that they showed the real family in clips during the end credits!


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