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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

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.

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Based on the Incredible True Story. 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

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, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$22,958,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,058,886
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes were filmed before and after WWE Raw (1993) on February 20, 2017. Scenes were also filmed after WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE: 205 Live (2016) on February 21, 2017. See more »

Goofs

AJ Lee did not wear a sexy spangly outfit to the ring. She wore black/pink tight shorts and a black t-shirt with a rib cage design on it.

Tamina came to the ring that night with AJ Lee, but was left out of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Zak Knight: Rock, Rock, Rock!
[the Rock turns around]
The Rock: Hey.
Zak Knight: We're wrestlers as well, actually.
Raya Knight: We're actually doing the tryouts today.
The Rock: Oh, cool.
Zak Knight: WAW, up in Norwich. You've probably heard of it.
The Rock: Uh, no.
Zak Knight: No?
Raya Knight: Actually, whilst you're here...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Month in Movies: February 2019 (2019) See more »

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Mistletoe and Wine
Written by Leslie Stewart, Jeremy Paul & Keith Strachan
Performed by Cliff Richard
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Delivered more than I expected
25 February 2019 | by pigguluSee all my reviews

Although I'm a casual wrestling fan of over 20 years, I wasn't really planning on seeing this. Paige was a good wrestler, but her life story wasn't something I had any interest in. However, even if a lot of stuff might of been "enhanced," the movie doesn't fail to be entertaining. There's a surprisingly good amount of sharp wit and one-liners without being too screwball and keeping the drama intact. All the cast is great, especially Vince Vaughn as the coach who has to dash the recruits' dreams.

But I thought it glossed over too much of what made her special enough to rise in the first place. Sure she had the talent, but if you want to know how she made jump to champion then you're going to be disappointed. So they could've expanded a bit more on that.

Overall, it was a fun time and I can give a hearty recommendation even if you don't care for wrestling.


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