Based on the debut novel by Chuck Palanhiuk about a confused young man in the not too distant future. With no family or close friends, he frequents cancer and disease support groups as a way to bond with others, pretending to be terminally ill or feigning various other infirmities to fit in. Sick of his dead end, white bread, white collar corporate career and disgusted with the empty consumer culture that his generation has been doomed to inherit, he and a devious friend named Tyler Durden create a new club where young men come to relieve their frustrations by beating each other to a pulp. Two rules govern the club: no more than two men per fight and no one is to mention fight club to any outsiders. Reverse-psychology proves it's power, as the latter rule instantaneously spreads the news of fight club throughout the underworld sub-culture. Soon new fight clubs are popping up everywhere and spread across the nation. Tyler Durden quickly becomes a cult hero of epic proportions, a new messiah for a dead generation. While all this is happening, the nameless, narrating main character manages to get involved in a love triangle with Tyler and a girl named Marla who seems to have an endless supply of ex-boyfriends just as screwed up as he is. Soon our hero's reality will implode with consequences he could never anticipate.
Release Date: 15 October 1999
Directed ByDavid Fincher
Written ByJim Uhls, Chuck Palahniuk
Produced ByArt Linson, Ceán Chaffin, Ross Grayson
CastDierdre Downing Jackson, Van Quattro, Bennie E. Moore, Andi Carnick, Charlie Dell, Robby Robinson, Rachel Singer, Tim De Zarn, Peter Iacangelo, Richmond Arquette, Stuart Blumberg, Todd Peirce, Valerie Bickford, Anderson Bourell, Christopher John Fields, Carl Ciarfalio, Joon B. Kim, Lou Beatty Jr., Michael Shamus Wiles, Robert J. Stephenson, Scotch Ellis Loring, Sydney Colston, Thom Gossom Jr., Tyrone R. Livingston, W. Lauren Sanchez, David Lee Smith, Zach Grenier, Christina Cabot, David Jean-Thomas, Christie Cronenweth, Ezra Buzzington, David Andrews, George Maguire, Eugenie Bondurant, Evan Mirand, Edward Kowalczyk, Holt McCallany, Joel Bissonnette, Michael Girardin, Owen Masterson, Markus Redmond, Paul Carafotes, Leonard Termo, Mark Fite, Matt Winston, Pat McNamara, Rob Lanza, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf Aday, Jared Leto