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Fight Club Details


In this darkly comic drama, Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man (named in the credits only as "Narrator") who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He doesn't like his work and gets no sense of reward from it, attempting instead to drown his sorrows by putting together the "perfect" apartment. He can't sleep and feels alienated from the world at large; he's become so desperate to relate to others that he's taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he'll have people to talk to. One day on a business flight, he discovers Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charming iconoclast who sells soap. Tyler doesn't put much stock in the materialistic world, and he believes that one can learn a great deal through pain, misfortune, and chaos. Tyler cheerfully challenges his new friend to a fight. Our Narrator finds that bare-knuckle brawling makes him feel more alive than he has in years, and soon the two become friends and roommates, meeting informally to fight once a week. As more men join in, the "fight club" becomes an underground sensation, even though it's a closely guarded secret among the participants. (First rule: Don't talk about fight club. Second rule: Don't talk about fight club.) But as our Narrator and Tyler bond through violence, a strange situation becomes more complicated when Tyler becomes involved with Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), whom our Narrator became infatuated with when they were both crashing the support-group circuit. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club was directed by David Fincher, who previously directed Pitt in the thriller Pitt. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 15, 1999


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ren Klyce Best Sound Effects Editing 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Hymns Best Sound Effects Editing 1999 Nominee


Edward Norton
as Narrator
Brad Pitt
as Tyler Durden
Helena Bonham Carter
as Marla Singer
Meat Loaf
as Big Bob Paulson
Jared Leto
as Angel Face
Zach Grenier
as Boss
Markus Redmond
Eion Bailey
as Ricky
Christina Cabot
as Leader at Partners In Positivity
Eion Bailey
as Ricky


David Fincher
Ceán Chaffin
Art Linson
Ross Grayson Bell
Chuck Palahniuk
Book Author
Jim Uhls
Jeff Cronenweth
James Haygood
Alex McDowell
Production Designer
Chris Gorak
Art Director
Arnon Milchan
Executive Producer
Jay R. Hart
Set Designer
Michael Kaplan
Costume Designer
Jeff Wexler
Sound/Sound Designer
Ren Klyce
Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Topoozian
First Assistant Director
Laray Mayfield
Kieron Estrada
Production Assistant
Richard Hymns
Sound Effects Editor
Rob Bottin
Makeup Special Effects