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Writers (WGA):
Kevin Hench (screenplay)
Adam Carolla (story)
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Genre:
Tagline:
Some Guys Don't Know Their Destiny Till It Hits Them In The Face. See more »
Plot:
Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Very Pleasant Surprise- Much Better Than Expected (And the MPAA Sucks) See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Adam Carolla ... Jerry Ferro
Oswaldo Castillo ... Oswaldo Sanchez

Harold House Moore ... Robert Brown

Christopher Darga ... Mike LeMat

Jonathan Hernandez ... Victor Padilla

Heather Juergensen ... Lindsay Pratt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Alayo ... Boxer Opponent

Rian Bishop ... Nationals Trainer
Ascencion Bribiescas ... Boxing Student
Antonio Caballero
Derrick Deane ... Gym Member

Lorenzo Eduardo ... Posse Member #2

John Enos III ... Steve
Kevin Ferguson ... Jeff
Jim FitzGerald ... Announcer

Alison Flierl ... Boxing fan
Julia Galasso ... Boxing Class Trainee

Keeshan Giles ... Posse Member #1
Stacy Glassgold ... Tarpits Visitor (as Stacy Michelle Gold)
Leah Gottfried ... Secretary
Andy Hnilo ... Knockout Victim
Aye Jaye ... Preliminary Boxing Referee
Karen Jefferson ... Hardware Store Cashier
Justin Kelly ... Construction Worker
Jeff Lacy ... Malice Blake

Michelle McClory ... Waitress (as Michelle Ashley)
Billy Moses ... Boxing Student

Manuel Nardi ... Adam Carolla Boxing Double (credit only)
Tom Quinn ... Coach Bell
Lilia Reyes ... Waitress (as Lily Rey)

Bruce Schroffel ... Timekeeper

Shadii ... Malice Blake Entourage / boxer

Robyn Sheridan ... Boxer

Ray Siegle ... Final match referee
Keith Stanisiewski ... Hardware Store Customer
Ed Tommasi ... Mike Duncan (as Trev Tommasi)

Jimmy Walker Jr. ... The Oldtimer
Darrius Watson ... Darius Reece

Constance Zimmer ... Nicole

Brian Allen ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

Shane Warren Jones ... Nate (uncredited)

Jane Lynch ... Woman Who Argues With Jerry (uncredited)
Shamarrah E. Pates ... Boxing fan (uncredited)

Ashleigh Sumner ... Leslie's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Herman-Wurmfeld 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kevin Hench (screenplay)

Adam Carolla (story)

Produced by
Adam Carolla .... executive producer
Gregory Firestone .... executive producer
Steven Firestone .... executive producer
Eric Ganz .... producer
Kevin Hench .... co-producer
Heather Juergensen .... producer
Chris Stinson .... line producer
Eden Wurmfeld .... producer
Jonathan Wysocki .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Matt Mariano 
John Swihart 
 
Cinematography by
Marco Fargnoli 
 
Film Editing by
Rich Fox 
 
Casting by
Michael Hothorn 
 
Production Design by
Mickey Siggins 
 
Art Direction by
Kelley Sean Crawford 
 
Costume Design by
Abigail Nieto 
 
Makeup Department
Heather L. Burns .... makeup artist: post production
Akiko Matsumoto .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brian Buckland .... production supervisor
Melissa Demino .... post-production supervisor: Encore
Bob Gill .... additional post-production supervisor
Kelly Hirano .... production manager: reshoots
Dana Merwin .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ellen Rosentreter .... dayplayer second second assistant director
Rod Smith .... first assistant director
Sharon Swab .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lori Lee Korth .... property master
Marisa McKay .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Dwayne Avery .... dialogue editor
Christian Buenaventura .... boom operator
J.M. Davey .... sound effects editor
Melissa Fecher .... foley recordist
Dick Hansen .... sound mixer
Jeaneane Leaver-Fay .... foley artist
David H. Price .... sound effects editor
Erin Michael Rettig .... foley editor
Zach Seivers .... sound re-recording mixer
Zach Seivers .... supervising sound editor
Nick Shaffer .... foley supervisor
David Lewis Yewdall .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Johnny Wilson .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Ben Bray .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Bain .... camera loader
Mike Barnett .... director of photography: second unit
Greg Brezovec .... electrician
Ryan Copeland .... grip
Michael Druez .... grip
Mark Evans .... additional set electrician
Amos James .... key grip
Kevin Mucha .... best boy electric
Doug Oh .... first assistant camera
Christopher C. Pearson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ryan Polack .... second assistant camera
Jake Rose .... rigging grip
Michael Roy .... gaffer
Justin Schein .... still photographer
Christopher Vinopal .... set electrician (as Chris Vinopal)
Craig Wadlin .... best boy grip
Craig Wadlin .... grip
Ramian E. Williams .... grip
Bobby Woo .... set electrician
Rick Taylor .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Cheryl Ann Asico .... extras casting
Jeremy Gordon .... casting associate
Anthony J. Kraus .... casting assistant
Joshua Lehmann .... extras casting
Veronica Wayne .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terri Middleton .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
S.E. Hardy .... post-production intern
John Karian .... color timer
Matt Maddox .... assistant editor
Don Misraje .... finishing editor
 
Music Department
Michael Brake .... music editor
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Danny Kirsic .... writer and performer: original song (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Collin Butrum .... picture car coordinator
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
Jesse Gonzalez .... transportation captain
Calvin McDowell .... transportation captain
Hugo Ocana .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Sam Alvelo .... set production assistant
Barbara Burchfield .... assistant office production coordinator
Alex Farrington .... set medic
Ben Feldman .... production legal services
Genevieve Gilson .... assistant: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
James Hart .... location scout
Rolf Peter Hausen .... final check
Kelly Leffler .... script supervisor
Sue McGraw .... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Setu Raval .... production office intern
Kimberly Robbins .... production office intern
Nathan Swisher .... production coordinator
Erin Tambellini .... script supervisor: day player
Bing Tell .... office production assistant
Dasha Tolstikova .... assistant to producer
Marc Turchin .... set production assistant
Peter Wulff .... location manager
 
Thanks
Stephen H Koontz .... thanks
Jeff Langton .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for brief language
Runtime:
USA:88 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The gym featured in the movie was built by Adam Carolla and Oswaldo Castillo during Adam's years as a carpenter. After completing the gym, Adam instructed the morning boxing class and Oswaldo was hired as the maintenance guy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In order to open the door to Jerry's pick-up, he has Lindsay lift the handle while he kicks the door from the inside. When they return from their date to the tar pits, Lindsay simply opens the door using the outside handle, but does not have to kick or push to open it.See more »
Quotes:
Coach Bell:So what are you?
Jerry Ferro:Well, up until 2 hours ago, I was a carpenter.
Coach Bell:So you still have your amateur status?
Jerry Ferro:Not as a carpenter.
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References Pale Rider (1985)See more »
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31 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Very Pleasant Surprise- Much Better Than Expected (And the MPAA Sucks), 23 April 2008
Author: D_Burke from United States

Adam Carolla is one of those guys you either really like, or really hate. There doesn't quite seem to have been an in-between opinion about him since he rose to national fame as co-host of "The Man Show" in 1999. I've heard a lot of bad things about him, and I haven't been the biggest fan of his myself.

That being said, however, I never would have expected him to write and star in a very smart comedy with a surprising amount of heart to it. After all, you initially think this movie is a rags to riches story about a blue collar worker who finds he can actually make it as a professional boxer. Carolla appears to have taken that now-cliché premise and turn it right on its head in a good way.

So why is this movie great? Why does it deserve 8 out of 10 stars? My answer: it's just very enjoyable to watch, and it has some somewhat unpredictable turns amidst the very clever one-liners from Carolla. Some of Carolla's lines I'm still laughing at even after seeing the movie last night. One of Carolla's best moments is when he gets pulled over by a cop. The rant that follows is just hilarious.

With all the laughs, this story has a heart that fits in pretty well, and doesn't make the movie too schmaltzy or cheesy. Of course, a movie about boxing wouldn't be complete without a climactic fight in the end, and this movie indeed has one. Without giving too much away, the way that fight ends is quite unexpected, especially coming from Carolla, but it was so sincere an ending that it ended the movie in a very satisfactory way.

I probably used the word "surprising" a lot in this review, but that's for good reason. It's a good thing when a movie comes along that you have low expectations for, and it just blows you away with its creativity and originality, especially given its premise. After all, you can go so far with a movie about sports. Take Burt Reynolds, for example. His most recent sports romp, "Cloud 9", began with a great premise, but ended up just as cliché as most other sports movies. This coming from the actor (and producer) who brought us "The Longest Yard" too.

My biggest grievance about this movie comes not from its content, but from the Motion Picture Association of America for rating this movie R. This was the biggest misfire on the MPAA ever. This movie had one use of the F-word, no lethal violence, no explicit sexual content, and no suggestive themes. It should have been rated PG-13, period. This movie could be the prime example of the MPAA's inefficiency and inaccuracy, and it's a shame that low-budget gems like this movie have to suffer for it.

As for Adam Carolla, though, his stock went way up in my book after seeing this movie. As soon as it comes out on DVD, I'm buying it for sure.

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