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Fist Fight (2017)

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When one school teacher unwittingly causes another teacher's dismissal, he is challenged to an after-school fight.



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On the last day of school, right on Senior Prank Day in Roosevelt High, things don't look good for meek English teacher Andy Campbell, who feels exceptionally expendable facing a bleak future in front of severe job cuts, just before the year's new school season. But soon, things will go from bad to worse when feeble Campbell will infuriate the scary hot-headed history teacher Ron Strickland, who in turn, he will challenge him in an old-school, no-holds-barred, mano-a-mano throwdown in front of everybody, in the parking lot after school. Inevitably, now that the fight is on, no excuses, no regrets, and certainly no talking sense into Strickland, is going to save Campbell who needs to face the consequences of his actions and pay the heavy price. After all, snitches get stitches. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


After school. Parking lot. It's on.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Combat de profs  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,201,873, 19 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,187,017, 20 June 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,087,017, 13 April 2017
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charlie Day and director Richie Keen worked together on FX/FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. See more »


After revealing the "drawing" on the left side of the chalkboard, the board then shows writing in purple, then back to the drawing later in the day. If it was cleared to write notes, Campbell wouldn't have put the "drawing" back up later. See more »


Campbell: Teachers can't fight!
Strickland: We're gonna handle our differences like real men.
Campbell: What differences?
Strickland: You got a job and I don't! That's the fucking difference!
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Crazy Credits

The beginning of the end credits show a blooper reel. See more »


References Fight Club (1999) See more »


Written by Nicholas Luckinbill, Andre Legacy (as Armen Melik) and Riff Raff (as Horst Simco)
Performed by Andre Legacy featuring Riff Raff
Courtesy of Give N Go Sounds
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Very Funny
27 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

I worked on set of this movie and the actors are some of the best to work with. They are really funny on and off screen. The movie is really close to what would probably happen with teachers in real life if they could get away with it. I loved this movie and didn't stop laughing. The cast works really well together to make this movie one of the best.

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