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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:

$22,958,647, 22 May 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vince Vaughn's character doesn't exist in real life, although he seems to be based around former NXT Wrestling Trainer Bill Demont, along with other trainers that WWE tends to hire. See more »

Goofs

Everything in the movie regarding Paige's journey to the WWE takes place between 2010 and 2014, but the WWE logo shown is the modern straight lined logo that was introduced when the WWE Network went on the air in February 2014, but was not made the official logo of the company until after SummerSlam that same year. This whole time, they should've been showing the "scratch" logo that was the official logo from 2003 until then. See more »

Quotes

[Zak is watching WWE on TV while holding a belt]
Young Zak: [Saraya changes the channel] Oi, I'm watching that. Give me the remote!
Young Saraya: No!
[Saraya and Zak begin fighting over the TV remote until Ricky shows up]
Ricky Knight: Zak! What the bloody hell do you think you're doing?
Julia Knight: [entering] What is going on?
[Saraya and Zak are still fighting]
Julia Knight: [Zak and Saraya end up in a twisted position] Are you gonna do something about it?
[Saraya breaks free]
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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 The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Takin' Care of Business
Written by Randy Bachman
Performed by Thunderpussy
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Predictable....?
23 February 2019 | by britton-04688See all my reviews

Maybe, but did it have a bit of more feel good? Yes! I loved the acting, the roles seemed to fit the family seamlessly. Was so appreciative of the roles for females- waiting for the typical stuff to happen that most movies do... A breath of fresh air. Wish it had a bit more dad humor infused with a different struggle for her but I loved it!


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