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Fight Club

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1999
  • David Fincher
  • 133 mins
  • 18

Summary

Satirical drama starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Meeting by chance, soap salesman Tyler Durden and a frustrated office worker conceive the Fight Club, where disaffected young men seeking release from their frustrations can beat each other up with bare knuckles. Their idea is hugely successful, but as Tyler becomes a cult hero, his actions grow increasingly reckless.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Chuck Palahniuk's bestseller is boldly brought to the screen here by Se7en director David Fincher. The result is a shocking, provocative and highly amusing macho fantasy, as insomniac loser Edward Norton teams up with seditious soap salesman Brad Pitt to form a no-holds-barred fight club as an outlet for their directionless aggression. The growing cult's Project Mayhem takes subversive vandalism into the outside world with a series of ludicrous acts of sabotage. Fincher's satirical fable brilliantly plays with cinematic conventions and climaxes with a shock twist. This charged slice of nihilistic angst is a mesmerising ride through the 1990s male psyche, aided by elaborate production design, unconventional editing, startling images and superlative acting from the leads. It's not for everyone, though, and you'll either love it or hate it.

Credits

Cast

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Tyler DurdenBrad Pitt
NarratorEdward Norton
Marla SingerHelena Bonham Carter
Robert PaulsenMeat Loaf
Angel FaceJared Leto
ChloeRachel Singer
Detective AndrewVan Quattro
Detective KevinMarkus Redmond
Detective WalkerMichael Girardin
Richard Chesler, regional managerZach Grenier
Intern at hospitalRichmond Arquette
Thomas at Remaining Men TogetherDavid Andrews (2)

Crew

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DirectorDavid Fincher

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
1999-11-12
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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