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Here Comes the Boom (2012)

PG  |   |  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 »


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

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Chael Sonnen's cry of "I didn't tap!" is a UFC in-joke. Years earlier, Sonnen yelled the same thing in protest after losing his title shot to then-champion Anderson Silva. See more »


When Scott Voss is at the vending machine, he pulls out two packets of chips that drop, throwing one to a student who saw him. In the next shot he is seen holding two packets of chips again. 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 »


References The King of Queens: Restaurant Row (2000) See more »


I Stand Alone
Written by Sully Erna (as Salvatore P. Erna)
Performed by Godsmack
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Here Comes the Favorable Review! My Favorite Movie of 2012!
12 October 2012 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

My wife and I really enjoyed this movie! It's a must see if you've been waiting for a quality family movie and provides a full spectrum of Friday night entertainment. Even though it won't win any Academy Awards it's my favorite movie of 2012 because it just made me feel good.

Good Points: Perfect casting; all the characters were very believable and enjoyable to watch. I really liked Henry Winkler's performance. He stole the show. The movie is genuinely funny with many out loud moments. It's a family movie with a clean positive message. It was also touching at times. The screenplay was well-written. It's didn't contain too many original ideas but you know it really didn't matter--it was satisfying. It wasn't a cheaply made movie; it showed a quality production and was the pacing was perfect--I was thoroughly engrossed from beginning to end and it never lagged. Salma Hayek provided both eye candy and a lot of substance.

Bad Points: There really wasn't anything bad about the movie. Perhaps it was slightly corny but I didn't care. It contained violent and bloody fighting scenes, so exercise caution for children under 8 years old. The title of the movie is odd and I wish they had chosen a better title.

10/10 rating; well worth a full price ticket!

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