Fighting parents guide


Overall D+

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.

Release date April 24, 2009

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

Why is Fighting rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Fighting PG-13 for intense fight sequences, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Run Time: 105 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Fighting rated PG-13? Fighting is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense fight sequences, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Fighting After thieves steal items from pedestrians and vendors in a busy downtown business district, a fight breaks out on the street. A man cases out possible recruits for a fight club. Brawls between combatants (without any protective gear or rules) are held in a church, alleys, expensive apartments and an Asian brothel. Characters punch, kick and choke one another. Facial abrasions and some bloody cuts are seen. A bullet injures a man’s ear. Cross dressers are seen in a brothel-type building. A picture of a naked woman is seen on the wall. Profanities, scatological slang terms and racial slurs are used. Characters gamble and steal money. A couple kisses passionately. Sexual activity is suggested but not seen. Characters are shown drinking and smoking on numerous occasions.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Violence.
Ontario 14A
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Fighting is directed by and stars Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Fighting movie is August 25, 2009. Here are some details…

Release Date: 25 August 2009

Fighting hits the home video market in a rated (as seen in theaters) and an unrated version.

Fighting on DVD is presented in widescreen and offers audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English SDH, French and Spanish. Bonus extras include:

- Theatrical version (Runtime: 105 minutes)

- Unrated version (Runtime: 108 minutes)

- Deleted Scenes

Fighting on Blu-ray Disc is also presented in widescreen. Audio tracks are available in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English) and DTS Surround 5.1 (French and Spanish). Subtitles are provided in English SDH, French and Spanish. Additional materials include:

- Theatrical version (Runtime: 105 minutes)

- Unrated version (Runtime: 108 minutes)

- Deleted Scenes

- BD Live - Download Center

- D-Box Motion Control

- Digital Copy of Fighting (unrated version)

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