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Fighting

Shawn McArthur (Channing Tatum) is struggling to stay alive in New York City, until his involvement in an ugly brawl catches the attention of Harvey Boarden (Terrance Howard). Recognizing a good contender when he sees one, Harvey introduces Shawn to the sport of illegal street fighting. It's a chance to earn some big money --but participating doesn't come without a price. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 24 Apr 2009
Video Release: 25 Aug 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

For Shawn, fighting seems like the only way to leave his past behind him. What are the inherent dangers of this kind of plan? Is Harvey only using this young man’s talent?

What impact might a film like this have on teen viewers? What consequences does it fail to show? How does it glamorize this type of behavior?

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