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Here Comes the Boom (2012)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Principal Betcher
Joe Rogan
Malia (as Charice)
Mr. De La Cruz
Mark DellaGrotte ...
Mookie Barker ...
Assistant Principal Elkins
Molie Streb
Thomas Gallagher ...
Peter Voss


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 »


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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Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El maestro luchador  »


Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,816,596, 14 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chael Sonnen's quote, "I didn't tap," was not originally in the script, but when he had done it, Kevin James liked it so much that he kept it in the movie and awarded him with $200 bonus. See more »


When Scott Voss is riding his motorcycle to the school, he is wearing boots. When he opens the window and enters the classroom he is wearing sneakers. See more »


[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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Written by David Sandström (as David Per Sandstrom), Dennis Lyxzén (as Dennis Lyxzen), Jon Brännström and Kristofer Steen
Performed by Refused
Courtesy of Epitaph
Under license from Burning Heart Records
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Great clean comedy-drama and The Fonz stole the show!
2 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

The King of Queens is at it again and he hit this one out of the park! Salma Hayek also put in a fun performance as did Henry Winkler. Kevin's real life brother offered up some of the funnier moments dealing with domestic realities. Every character in this film made me laugh until it hurt. This film is a sure crowd pleaser as it has the Asians, Hispanics and the white crowd both old and young covered quite well. Most of the comedy is from the older actors in this film so I think the older crowd will appreciate this film as much as teens will. At times you know you are watching a comedy. At other points you know there is good heart touching drama added in with a comedic touch. And then when the fighting kicks in you feel like you are watching a real fight. If you have a heart for music studies you will cheer these characters on! If you enjoy the UFC/MMA fighting then you'll have a blast watching Kevin James dive into this world and get/give a good whooping! A lot of the real players/announcers/refs from UFC are in this film adding to the feel of a real UFC match. It's a smart film in it's comedic moments. On the other hand, as contrived and predictable as many elements in this story are, you will still find yourself cheering the players on and maybe even feel your eyes water due to feelings from either end of the emotional spectrum. I had given up on comedy films in recent years as most of them our just way too raunchy. But the PG rating on this film...I applaud all those behind this production. This movie works and it will make anyone laugh!

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