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The Foot Fist Way -- An inept karate instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow karate enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
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26 September 2008 (UK) See more »
An inept karate instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow karate enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Wallace. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Actually a very real, human-like movie See more (32 total) »


  (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)

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 
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
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
Chad Benton .... thanks

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Rated R for strong language and some sexual content
USA:85 min
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The title is a literal English translation of Tae Kwon Do.See more »
Fred Simmons:Well, get un-tired... cause it's 2-for-1 crab legs night... at Captain Orlander's.See more »
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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Actually a very real, human-like movie, 22 October 2008
Author: tcs-victory from Europe

I like The foot fist way very much. The reason for this is simple; it's very realistic and human-like. Normally all movies are cool slick Hollywood movies. Where everybody is perfect, and the good guy always gets the beautiful girl in the end and every fight scene lasts 20 minutes,....well not in my life.

The main character of The Foot Fist Way is actually very easy to recognize in the first place. Many people ARE like him, and many people probably can identify with the main character. I know I can. Hell, maybe people say I'm a loser for admitting this, but I know my life more resembles 'the foot fist way' than it does 'Casino Royale' or 'Die Hard'.

I practice karate, and although this movie is about Tea Kwon Do (these sports are very similar), I can tell you that the exaggerations are real. And there are people out there that are made off no more than hot air.

Anyway, the 'crappy' filming makes this movie almost a documentary. And the fact that the actors are so simple, and not famous is very refreshing. I like real life, and I like movies that represent real-life. The Hollywood fairy tales are awful, in my opinion. The pace of the movie is good, and I thought is was short....I was really entertained. And real martial arts isn't as spectacular as we get to see in Hollywood movies, its as crappy as presented in this film. (in the sense of 'normal' people that practice martial arts).

In my opinion the producers were successful in creating a funny movie about things in life we all can relate to.

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McBride reminded me of my own Martial Arts Instructor... reelstonerviews
Did he pay Chuck the $10k? jared-25
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