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Girlfight (2000)

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Release Date
• USA: Sep 29, 2000
• UK: 20 Apr 2001
DVD Release Date
• R1: Mar 27, 2001

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Girlfight Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language.

Running Time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Country USA

Studio Green/Renzi Productions, IFC

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• Girlfight
• Girl Fight (2002)

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Genre: Drama, Sports, Coming Of Age

Tagline: Prove them wrong

Plot: Nothing comes easy for Diana Guzman (Michelle Rodriguez), a troubled girl on the brink of womanhood. Her teachers don't understand her, her father underestimates her and her friends are few. Diana struggles to find respect and dignity every day.

She doesn't know how to control her anger, and more importantly, she doesn't care. Living in the Brooklyn projects of Red Hook with her dismissive father Sandro (Paul Calderon) and younger brother Tiny (Ray Santiago), Diana witnesses generations of families who never move beyond the confines of their small world. She has nothing to lose - or gain - by not controlling her violent temper. For Diana, it's hit or be hit, and she'd much rather be the one packing the punch.

Sent on an errand for her father one day, Diana discovers the secret world of boxing at a gym in Brooklyn. Looking around at the determined fighters glistening with sweat and purpose, she knows she has finally found a place where she truly belongs.

Diana begins training in secret with Hector (Jaime Tirelli), a coach Sandro hired to teach Tiny how to box. But it is Diana who relishes the work. Through weeks of strenuous training, she slowly learns to control her temper and channel her strength. For the first time in her life, she has found something that makes

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 Directed by
Karyn Kusama
Ćon Flux
 Written by
Karyn Kusama
Ćon Flux
Michelle Rodriguez
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Jaime Tirelli
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Paul Calderon
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Santiago Douglas
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Ray Santiago
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Elisa Bocanegra
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Shannon Walker Williams
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 Music By
Theodore Shapiro
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