Fight Club (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Edward Norton Narrator
Brad Pitt Tyler Durden
Helena Bonham Carter Marla Singer
Meat Loaf Robert 'Bob' Paulson (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Zach Grenier Richard Chesler
Richmond Arquette Intern
David Andrews Thomas
George Maguire Group Leader
Eugenie Bondurant Weeping Woman
Christina Cabot Group Leader
Sydney 'Big Dawg' Colston Speaker
Rachel Singer Chloe
Christie Cronenweth Airline Attendant
Tim De Zarn Inspector Bird
Ezra Buzzington Inspector Dent
Dierdre Downing-Jackson Woman
Robert J. Stephenson Airport Security Officer
Charlie Dell Doorman
Rob Lanza Man in Suit
David Lee Smith Walter
Holt McCallany The Mechanic
Joel Bissonnette Food Court Maitre'd
Eion Bailey Ricky
Evan Mirand Steph
Robby Robinson Next Month's Opponent
Lou Beatty Jr. Cop at Marla's Building
Thom Gossom Jr. Detective Stern
Valerie Bickford Cosmetics Buyer
Jared Leto Angel Face
Peter Iacangelo Lou
Carl Ciarfalio Lou's Body Guard (as Carl N. Ciarfalio)
Stuart Blumberg Car Salesman
Todd Peirce First Man at Auto Shop
Mark Fite Second Man at Auto Shop
Matt Winston Seminary Student
Joon B. Kim Raymond K. Hessel
Bennie Moore Bus Driver with Broken Nose (as Bennie E. Moore Jr.)
W. Lauren Sanchez Channel 4 Reporter
Pat McNamara Commissioner Jacobs
Tyrone R. Livingston Banquet Speaker
Meat Loaf Aday
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller; Mystery
Director David Fincher
Producer Ross Grayson Bell; Art Linson; Cean Chaffin; Jim Uhls
Writer Chuck Palahniuk; Jim Uhls
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 139 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
All films take a certain suspension of disbelief. Fight Club takes perhaps more than others, but if you're willing to let yourself get caught up in the anarchy, this film, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, is a modern-day morality play warning of the decay of society. Edward Norton is the unnamed protagonist, a man going through life on cruise control, feeling nothing. To fill his hours, he begins attending support groups and 12-step meetings. True, he isn't actually afflicted with the problems, but he finds solace in the groups. This is destroyed, however, when he meets Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), also faking her way through groups. Spiraling back into insomnia, Norton finds his life is changed once again, by a chance encounter with Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), whose forthright style and no-nonsense way of taking what he wants appeal to our narrator. Tyler and the protagonist find a new way to feel release: they fight. They fight each other, and then as others are attracted to their ways, they fight the men who come to join their newly formed Fight Club. Marla begins a destructive affair with Tyler, and things fly out of control, as Fight Club grows into a nationwide fascist group that escapes the protagonist's control.

Fight Club, directed by David Fincher (Seven), is not for the faint of heart; the violence is no holds barred. But the film is captivating and beautifully shot, with some thought-provoking ideas. Pitt and Norton are an unbeatable duo, and the film has some surprisingly humorous moments. The film leaves you with a sense of profound discomfort and a desire to see it again, if for no other reason than to just to take it all in. --Jenny Brown

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 56
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 024543000358
Chapters 36
Release Date 2000
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Closed-captioned THX
Links
Internet Movie Database