Fighting [Unrated/Rated Versions] [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] 
- SKU: 9422001
- Release Date: 08/25/2009
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A small-town boy hustling his way through the big city forms an uneasy alliance with a scam artist who inducts him into the violent world of bare-knuckle brawling in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints writer/director Dito Montiel's unforgiving urban action film. Arriving in New York City with little more than the shirt on his back, Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) makes ends meet by selling counterfeit goods on the street. But times are tough and money is short, and just as things are starting to look grim, Shawn crosses paths with crafty con artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard). Harvey instantly recognizes Shawn's natural talent for street fighting, and offers to help the uneasy newcomer make some quick cash on the bare-knuckle circuit. But making a living by brawling isn't easy because the system is hopelessly corrupt, and the only people who really come out on top are the rich businessmen who place wagers on the disposable fighters. Still, Harvey's instincts were right, and Shawn quickly makes a name for himself by taking down every opponent who crosses his path, including mixed martial arts champs, veteran pugilists, and ultimate fighters. As each bout becomes more intense, Shawn realizes that his only hope for escaping this dark world is to face his fiercest opponent to date. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Channing Tatum - Shawn MacArthur
- Terrence Howard - Harvey Boarden
- Brian J. White - Evan Hailey
- Luis Guzman - Martinez
- Zulay Henao - Zulay Velez
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No FightingDecember 15, 2009
This movie is about a scam artist named Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) and a small-town boy named Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum).He finds him and wants to put him into an underground fighting circuit.The movie is kind of slow going not a lot of fighting involved in the movie.It seems like the movie is more dramatic than action.The acting seems very plan from every character in the film.When you get to the fighting scenes their not that good.They only last about 2-5 mins.So save your money.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Surviving in the big cityFebruary 7, 2010
Fighting is much more than the title suggests. This movie has a heart and a good story. The fight scenes are exciting and so are the shots of city life in New York. This movie shows a lot of New York attitude. Terrance Howard is great as a hustler and Channing does a good job as country boy/outsider. The Director of this movie alsoDirected "A Guide to recognizing your Saints. Check that Movie out 3 stars came out of it Shia Lebouf,channing Tatum and revitalized Robert Downey Jr. A real secret Gem.
I would recommend this to a friend
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