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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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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)
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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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Based on the Incredible True Story. See more »


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

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Trivia

During the tryout scene, the performer that Zak pokes fun at for looking like a girl is a lookalike of NXT and former NXT UK champion Pete Dunne,who is UK independent wrestler Toby Clements. See more »

Goofs

The movie appears to speed past anything about Paige's time in NXT, or fail to mention that she was then-current NXT Women's Champion when she won the Diva's Championship the Raw after WrestleMania in 2014. See more »

Quotes

[Raya and Zak follow Hutch out of the arena]
Raya Knight: You have to take my brother.
Hutch: Excuse me?
Raya Knight: No one deserves this more than Zak. Why didn't you pick him?
Hutch: 99% of the people don't get picked.
Raya Knight: He was running rings around those other guys!
Hutch: We're not looking for ring runners.
Raya Knight: No, wait! You have to explain why you didn't pick him.
Hutch: I don't have to explain anything. I wish you the best, son. But this is the end of the line for you.
Raya Knight: If he's not going, neither am I.
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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 »


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

REVIEW - FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,780, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$22,958,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,810,036
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