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Director:
Writers:
Ben Best (written by)
Danny McBride (written by)
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Release Date:
26 September 2008 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
An inept karate instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow karate enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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A funny, although somewhat disappointing, film See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Danny McBride ... Fred Simmons
Mary Jane Bostic ... Suzie Simmons

Ben Best ... Chuck 'The Truck' Wallace
Spencer Moreno ... Julio Chavez

Carlos Lopez ... Henry Harrison (as Carlos Lopez IV)

Jody Hill ... Mike McAlister
Ken Aguilar ... Rick

Collette Wolfe ... Denise
Jeff Hoffman ... Dr. Love
Deborah Loates ... Marge
Danielle Jarchow ... Connie
Juan-Carlos Guzman ... Carlos
Nicholas Stanley ... Lil' Stevie Fisher
Erica Owens ... Mrs. Fisher
Sean Baxter ... Roy Powers

Jonathan M. Ewart ... Charles
Bruce Cameron ... Bruce
Robert Short ... Pete (as Robert Short III)
Raul Doyle ... Raul
Mitchell Moreno ... Mitchell

Randy Gambill ... The Gentle Warrior
Chris Walldorf ... Shane
Tyler Baum ... Armand
Raymond Kowalski ... Brandon
Joseph Stephens ... Emmanuel (as Joey Stephens)
Paul C. Hill Jr. ... Man Who Buys Car
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erin Fisher ... Ticket Girl #1

Libertad Green ... Drunk Girl at Party
Samantha Hayford ... Hot Girl at Party #4
Melvyn Wallace ... Tournament MC announcer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jody Hill 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Best  written by
Jody Hill  written by
Danny McBride  written by

Produced by
Jennifer Chikes .... producer
David C. Cook .... associate producer
Erin Gates .... producer
Jody Hill .... producer
Paul Hill .... executive producer
Robbie Hill .... producer
Todd Ulman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
The Dynamite Brothers 
Pyramid 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Mandle 
 
Film Editing by
Zene Baker 
Jeff Seibenick 
 
Production Design by
Randy Gambill 
 
Art Direction by
Gia Ruiz 
 
Costume Design by
Johnna Lynn Gross 
 
Makeup Department
Emily Kwong .... hair stylist
Emily Kwong .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Fradley .... second unit director
Jonathan Grubbs .... second assistant director
Derek Patten .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Erin Fisher .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
David Barber .... dialogue editor
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Ryan Blaine .... sound
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr supervisor (as Bino Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley supervisor (as Bino Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley
Joe Garten .... sound assistant
Sean Gray .... dialogue assistant
David Kitchens .... foley artist
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Greg Krueger .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Quigley .... sound coordinator (as Kimberly Brennecke)
Ken Skoglund .... sound effects editor
Joseph Stephens .... sound (as Joey Stephens)
Jason Street .... boom operator
Keith Wells .... sound coordinator
Ben Zarai .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Zarai .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Vincent Lavares .... data manager: Laser Pacific
Ryan Wieber .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Jeremy Johnson .... stunt double
Andrew Mcdowell .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Duvall .... grip
Jeremy Grant .... grip
Patrick Holley .... grip
Marie Ilene .... grip (as Marie Kennell)
Chase Livengood .... gaffer
David Martin .... assistant camera
Katherine Murray-Satchell .... second assistant camera
Troy Taylor .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Zene Baker .... supervising editor
Nancy Fuller .... digital intermediate project manager
Joseph M. Gonzalez .... assistant editor
Chris Jacobson .... colorist
Jason King .... post-production assistant
Bill Missett .... on-line editor
Stacey Sexton .... assistant editor
Byron Smith .... digital intermediate project manager
 
Music Department
Milton Hopkins .... music clearance and licensing
 
Other crew
Alexis DeHart .... talent coordinator
Will Ferrell .... presenter
Erin McInnis .... production coordinator
Adam McKay .... presenter
Molly Somerville .... script supervisor
Michael Taing .... key set production assistant
 
Thanks
Chad Benton .... thanks
 

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Rated R for strong language and some sexual content
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USA:85 min
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Trivia:
Director Jody Hill is a third degree black belt in taekwondo.See more »
Quotes:
Julio Chavez:Who do you think would win in a fight between Bruce Lee and Chuck the Truck?
Fred Simmons:What are you kidding? The Truck - easy. He's the eight year undefeated kickboxing champion. Can Bruce Lee say that? No. Bruce Lee is dead.
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54 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
A funny, although somewhat disappointing, film, 22 May 2008
Author: J D from United States

I am always amazed at how hard it is to make a decent low budget comedy. One would think that comedies and dramas would be the easiest genres to film on a limited budget, yet time and time again, they fail to deliver.

After hearing such amazing buzz for The Foot Fist Way, I was very excited to see if this "little comedy that could" would actually deliver. The result, however, was a very mixed bag.

The acting is very good for a film of this caliber, except for the woman who plays the adulterous wife. During several scenes at the beginning of the film, she is shocking bad, and it takes away from the believability of the scenes.

The comedy, when it hits, is very funny... but it is quite obvious why Will Ferell has put so much praise on this film. It is essentially a very vulgar no-budget version of one of his films. The Tae Kwon Do instructor is essentially playing Will Ferell, playing this character. At times, he's very funny - but its nothing groundbreaking.

The film really disappoints in its pacing. Every outcome is extremely obvious, and many scenes go on for way too long. One scene in particular, in which the instructor tries to come on to a female student, really outlasts its welcome and goes from mildly amusing to aggravating by its end. The final scene, meant to feel somewhat victorious, comes off flat and humorless.

The Foot Fist Way does deliver some very good belly laughs from time to time, but sadly comes out like most low-budget comedies. Its sad to say, but had this project been given a Hollywood budget, a script polish, and some stars, it would have been much more fun.

Skip it in theaters. Give it a rental if you're intrigued.

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Probably worth a rewind...but didn't. imjustonetobe
best low budget no star comedy ever randy512tx
Does this movie make fun of Tae Kwon Do? Leadoff1
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