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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.


Stephen Merchant
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10 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... Townie #1
Hannah Dodd ... Townie #2
Jack Gouldbourne ... Calum
Elroy Powell ... Union Jack (as Elroy 'Spoonface' Powell)


Former wrestler Ricky and his wife Julia make a living performing with their children Saraya and Zak. When brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, they learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Comedy About a Family That Fights a Little Differently See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Dwayne Johnson and Stephen Merchant also appear in Tooth Fairy (2010). See more »


In the film, Paige gives a speech in the ring after defeating AJ Lee for the WWE Divas' Championship. This did not happen in the actual match, where Paige ran off with the belt while a shocked Lee stared at her from the ring. In addition, Tamina Snuka, who was in Lee's corner during the match, does not appear in the film. See more »


[Saraya and Zak bump into The Rock backstage]
The Rock: Sorry about that.
Raya Knight: Dick me dead, bury me pregnant.
[the Rock turns around]
The Rock: That's a good pick-up line.
Zak Knight: [offering a handshake] Zak Zodiac, mate.
The Rock: [shakes Zak's hand] What's up, Zak?
Zak Knight: What an honor to meet you, mate.
The Rock: Oh, thanks, Zak.
Zak Knight: Yeah. Yeah, Zak, Zak. Yeah.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In order to obtain a PG-13 rating in the US, some swearing was edited out of the film. The Blu-ray included an R-rated 'director's cut' which restores the edits. See more »


Flight of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
Licensed courtesy of WWE, Inc.
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User Reviews

Typical feel good film, made in the best of British style
4 March 2019 | by markthomassintekSee all my reviews


At first glance this film is a very British film and watching it I thought would American film goers even go to see it because it is very British, the humour, the accents, the houses but at the end of the film I actually realised the most important thing, something that isn't even being used for the promotion of this feel good film, it's actually a true story!

Yes an underdog from Norwich did win the Diva WWE championship belt, not once but twice!

Typical feel good film, made in the best of British style and Dwayne The Rock Johnson producing!

I will admit I was pleasantly surprised by this film and actually laughed out loud at a few of the British jokes included, because of this I now will have to eat my words and take back what I said at the start of this review, yes this appeals to British film goers and yes it will certainly appeal to American film goers also, good call Steven Merchant

Rating 7 out of 10

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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 »


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,780, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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