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Here Comes the Boom (2012)

 -  Action | Comedy | Sport  -  12 October 2012 (USA)
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A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

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A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

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No one will fight for his students like Mr. Voss. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,816,596 (USA) (12 October 2012)

Gross:

$45,290,318 (USA) (15 February 2013)
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Trivia

Near the beginning of the film, Scott Voss is "teaching" his class, and puts a newspaper over his head. On the paper is a photo of a hockey player with the headline "Season Suspended", suggesting a suspended hockey season. When this film was released in the Fall of 2012, there really was a suspended hockey season due to a player lockout. See more »

Goofs

During the final fight scene with Ken Dietrick the end of Round two is crowned by Dietrick throwing a Haymaker into Scott's lower jaw. This knocks out Scott's mouth guard, you see the mouth guard fly out of his mouth, and land on the wire of the octagon, in the next shot you see it still hanging on the wire. Yet Scott has to hazily walk halfway across the octagon to retrieve his mouth guard from the floor. See more »

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[first lines]
Scott Voss: [upon waking up] Oh, god!
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Crazy Credits

The shadow of the film's title reflects on the pavement. See more »

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Featured in The Big Review: Episode #1.11 (2012) See more »

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Doin' It Right (Delta Mix)
Written by Steve Azar, Tony Colton and AJ Masters
Performed by Steve Azar
Courtesy of Ride Records
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Best Feel Good Comedy of 2012 So Far!
27 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This move was much better than expected! At first I gave it 8 stars, but then I thought about it and could not think of anything this movie was missing for a PG film! Many adults look away at PG films because maybe they think the movie will have their type of entertainment. This flick will definitely give adults and children a lot of comedy, more comedy, action and even inspiration!. This is the best feel good-comedy I have seen all year. Kevin James has always had his own type of unique comedy, which was funny to me. His chemistry with the supporting case was wonderful. This is Kevin James's best film to date. Give this movie a chance if your looking for a movie to watch with the family, date night, or just want a great laugh and a little inspiration.


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