FIGHT CLUB | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 133m 22s

Ratings Info Contains strong bloody violence

Genre(s) Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) David Fincher

Cast includes Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto, Zach Grenier, Eion Bailey, Ezra Buzzington, Richmond Arquette, Joel Bissonnette, Stuart Blumberg, Phil Hawn, Peter Iacangelo, Joon B. Kim, Holt McCallany, Evan Mirand, Rachel Singer

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 29/02/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FIGHT CLUB is a 1999 US drama, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, about an insomniac office worker who forms an underground 'fight club' with a maverick soap-manufacturer.


There are some strong moments of violence during the underground 'fight club' scenes. These include a man being beaten and repeatedly punched in the face, with close up sight of his bloody injuries, and a man's head being bashed heavily onto the floor. Elsewhere in the film, parts of a dead man's brain are seen falling onto the ground after his hat is removed, and another man is seen with the back of his head missing after apparently being shot.

The film also contains some strong language ('f**k'), as well as various uses of milder terms such as 'bitch' and 'cock'. There are some sexual images, including pictures of a penis and of a man kissing a woman's breast. A sex scene includes plenty of loud sexual noises and bare breasts and buttocks. There is also an image of a vibrator and references to pornography.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
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133m 22s
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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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