Two Fists, One Heart

Two Fists, One Heart is a 2008 Australian drama film directed by Shawn Seet and written by Rai Fazio, and is based on Fazio's own life growing up.[1] The film is set and was shot in Perth, Western Australia. The film follows Anthony Argo, an Italian Australian boxer whose Sicilian father/trainer wants Anthony to pursue boxing but he forsakes it when he meets Kate and perceives differently than his father the violence in the sport. She is a girl from the other side of the tracks. But Anthony reconsiders when his father's boxing student quits; Anthony begins to train much more than before in preparation for the biggest fight of his life.

Two Fists, One Heart
Two Fists, One Heart FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byShawn Seet
Produced byDavid Elfick
Written byRai Fazio
StarringDaniel Amalm
Ennio Fantastichini
Jessica Marais
Tim Minchin
CinematographyHugh Miller
Edited byDeborah Peart
Milena Romanin
Distributed byWalt Disney Home Entertainment
HanWay Films (worldwide)
Release date
  • 2008 (2008) (AFI Film Fest)
  • 19 March 2009 (2009-03-19) (Australia)
Running time
105 minutes
Budget$8.5M (which included a $4 million investment from Screen Australia)
Box office$305K



Cinema Autopsy awarded the film 2.5 stars.[3] The film was heavily criticized in the article I'm Here to Save Screen Australia Time and Money,[4] and Screen Australia's CEO Ruth Harley expressed disappointment in the article "Screen Aus reviews Two Fists Failure".[5]

Budget and Box OfficeEdit

Two Fists, One Heart cost $8,500,000 (which included a $4 million investment from Screen Australia) and made $305,300.

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