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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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The 2019 Sundance film Fighting With My Family dramatizes the life story of Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis), with Lena Headey and Nick Frost as her parents. See more from the cast and director 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Meet an Outsider who changed the Game. 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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Details

Official Sites:

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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, 14 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,958,886, 23 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,058,583, 23 May 2019
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Diva's championship replaced the women's title in 2011. The film tries to pass off that the Diva's title was the main women's title when Paige grew up, though this was not the case. 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

[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 »

Connections

References Charmed (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
Heartwarming movie based on a true story
17 February 2019 | by realamandastoneSee all my reviews

Fighting With My Family was for sure worth the hype. As a long time fan of Paige and the Knight family, I was very excited to see this film and it did not disappoint. Florence Pugh did an amazing job portraying Paige to the point that you would think they are twins. The story itself is very heartwarming and incredible. Fighting With My Family is for sure a must see.


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