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Fighting (2009 film)

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Initial DVD release
August 25, 2009

United States


Action, Drama, Sport



Fighting (2009 film) movie poster

Release date
April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24)

Robert Munic, Dito Montiel

Music director
David Wittman, Jonathan Elias

(Shawn MacArthur), (Harvey Boarden), (Zulay Valez), (Jack Dancing),
Brian J. White
(Evan Hailey),
Angelic Zambrana
(Kimo's Girl)

Similar movies
Warrior (2011), Unleashed (2005), Never Back Down (2008), Scorpion (2007), The Quest (1996)

Some Dreams Are Worth The Fight

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Fighting is a 2009 sports action drama film directed by Dito Montiel, with a screenplay by Robert Munic and Montiel, and starring Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard and Luis Guzmán. It was released on April 24, 2009 in the United States by Rogue Pictures.


Fighting (2009 film) movie scenes


Fighting (2009 film) movie scenes

Present day New York City: Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) is a street hustler. One day while selling counterfeit goods at the corner of Radio City Music Hall, a group of young men attempt to force Shawn to relocate with his merchandise. These boys work for Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard), a ticket scalper who controls the corner. Shawn fights them off, but does not retain his money or products.

Fighting (2009 film) movie scenes

Later, Shawn sees Harvey and the guys who stole his money in a cafe and confronts them. Harvey gives him his money back and offers him a chance to a 'winner takes all' fight for money. Harvey sets up a meeting with his friend and rival, Martinez (Luis Guzmán). Shawn's first fight is at a Brooklyn church against a Russian. He wins when he knocks the Russian into a water fountain. Harvey takes Shawn to a club where he meets a waitress named Zulay (Zulay Henao), a single mother to whom Shawn had earlier tried to sell a fake Chinese Harry Potter book. In the VIP area to the club, Shawn also meets Evan Hailey (Brian White), a professional fighter who used to be on the same college team as Shawn, and was coached by Shawn's father. Shawn and Harvey leave after Evan and Shawn nearly get into a fight. Shawn's second fight is at the back of a store in the Bronx, against a much larger opponent. The fight descends into chaos after interference from some of Harvey's crew when the opponent nearly chokes Shawn, and the woman who owns the store pulls out a gun because one of the guys spills her drink. Harvey, Shawn, and the rest of Harvey's crew flee the scene and neither fighter gets paid. For his third fight, Shawn and the crew go to an Asian owned penthouse. Shawn wins the third fight.

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Between fights, Shawn meets Zulay a few times, before they eventually consummate their relationship by having sex. Shawn and Zulay are visited by Harvey and Shawn is furious, suspecting Zulay and Harvey of having sexual relations. Harvey explains that Zulay places bets for him. Shawn and Harvey are offered a fight against Evan, and Shawn accepts, but Harvey wants him to throw the fight so that Martinez and his associates can make money. Shawn agrees to throw the fight. Zulay places the bets, a total of $500,000. Shawn and Evan fight, with Zulay, Harvey, and the rest of the crew watching. Evan has Shawn in a choke hold and it appears that Shawn is about to throw the fight; however, he fights back and overpowers Evan. Shawn beats Evan and Martinez threatens Harvey. At Harvey's apartment, Shawn reveals Zulay reversed the bets and they have one million dollars. Zulay picks up Shawn and Harvey and they leave New York with Zulay's daughter and grandmother.


Fighting (2009 film) movie scenes

  • Channing Tatum as Shawn MacArthur
  • Terrence Howard as Harvey Boarden
  • Luis Guzmán as Martinez
  • Brian White as Evan Hailey
  • Flaco Navaja as Javon Wilkinson / Ray Ray
  • Cung Le as Dragon Lee
  • Zulay Henao as Zulay Velez
  • Roger Guenveur Smith as Jack Dancing
  • Anthony DeSando as Christopher Anthony
  • Peter Tambakis as Z
  • Michael Rivera as Ajax
  • Dante Nero as Kimo
  • Production

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    Shooting locations
    Fighting (2009 film) movie scenes

  • DeKalb Avenue/Washington Park, Fort Greene in Brooklyn, New York City.
  • Nassau Street in Manhattan, New York City.
  • Ramon Aponte Park, W. 47th Street, New York City.
  • Box office and critical reaction

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    The film opened at #3 at the North American box office making $11 million USD in its opening weekend. It scored a mixed "39%" rating according to Rotten Tomatoes. It has earned itself an average 4.9/10, based on 129 reviews.

    Home media

    Fighting was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 25, 2009 in North America. The film has shifted over 600,000 copies as reported by The DVD and Blu-ray includes the theatrical version (105 minutes) and the unrated extended cut (108 minutes). Special features include deleted scenes and previews.


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