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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 ... 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 | Mexico

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

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,780, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$22,958,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,058,886
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dwayne Johnson was filming Fast & Furious 6 (2013) in the UK when he discovered the 2012 Channel 4 documentary "The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family" on TV in his hotel room about a crazy English family of wrestlers. The 'underdog' aspect of it instantly appealed to him, prompting him to contact British writer Stephen Merchant about developing the story into a feature-length biopic. Writer-director Merchant, who also plays Hugh in the film, is actually 2" taller than 'The Rock' with whom he'd earlier co-starred in Tooth Fairy (2010). See more »

Goofs

During Paige's WWE Championship match, at the 1 hour 39 minute mark, an audience member is shown with an Apple Watch. Apple Watches were not debuted until 1 year later to that date. See more »

Quotes

[the Rock escorts Raya out of the skybox]
The Rock: Good luck tomorrow, Paige.
Raya Knight: Yeah, um, thanks for picking me.
The Rock: Nah, I didn't pick you. I just work here.
[the Rock looks at Hutch, who is on his phone]
Raya Knight: You know him?
The Rock: [laughs] Yeah. Yeah, I know that guy. We once had a crazy match where he threw himself off the top of a 30-foot steel cage just to make me look good.
[to Hutch]
The Rock: I'll see you later, Sex Tape.
[Hutch waves back]
[...]
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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

Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter
Written by Bruce Dickinson (as Paul Bruce Dickinson)
Performed by Iron Maiden
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd./Phantom Music
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User Reviews

 
Fun movie even if you aren't a wrestling fan.
24 February 2019 | by leopd12See all my reviews

I stopped watching WWF about 10 years or so ago, around the time the Rock and others were leaving...but I STILL loved this movie.

Fun coming of age story with a great amount of laughter, drama, and of course wrestling. Well paced with decent writing and all the actors do well in their roles. For wrestling fans and non fans alike. There's something for everyone to like.


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