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The Foot Fist Way (2006)

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An inept tae kwon do instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow tae kwon do enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Wallace.

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Jody Hill

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Ben Best, Jody Hill | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny McBride ... Fred Simmons
Mary Jane Bostic Mary Jane Bostic ... Suzie Simmons
Ben Best ... Chuck 'The Truck' Wallace
Spencer Moreno Spencer Moreno ... Julio Chavez
Carlos Lopez ... Henry Harrison (as Carlos Lopez IV)
Jody Hill ... Mike McAlister
Ken Aguilar Ken Aguilar ... Rick
Collette Wolfe ... Denise
Jeff Hoffman Jeff Hoffman ... Dr. Love
Deborah Loates Deborah Loates ... Marge
Danielle Jarchow Danielle Jarchow ... Connie
Juan-Carlos Guzman Juan-Carlos Guzman ... Carlos
Nicholas Stanley Nicholas Stanley ... Lil' Stevie Fisher
Erica Owens ... Mrs. Fisher
Sean Baxter Sean Baxter ... Roy Powers
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Small town Tae Kwon Do instructor Fred Simmons relishes the power that comes from being the king of a small kingdom. A former champion, Mr. Simmons fancies himself one in the same as his hero, Chuck "The Truck" Wallace, a B-movie Martial Arts film star. Mr. Simmons openly boasts about his self-proclaimed status as "king of the demo" [Tae Kwon Do demonstration], even though he can't nail one to save his life. His only vulnerability lies in his adoration of his wife Suzie - a weakness that comes bubbling to the surface when Mr. Simmons discovers Suzie has cheated on him with her new boss. When Suzie leaves him, Mr. Simmons finds himself slipping into a crushing downward spiral. He struggles to keep "the power" by abusing anyone who challenges him. After losing students and making a fool out of himself, he finds allies in Julio Chavez, his nine-year-old apprentice, and Henry Harrison, one of his students with an "obvious confidence problem." When his bizarre best friend Mike McAllister ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Director Jody Hill is a third degree black belt in taekwondo. See more »

Quotes

Fred Simmons: Boom got him. Gotcha didn't she rick?
Rick: No, i was just doing what you told me to do.
Fred Simmons: Okay, everyone's entitled to their own opinion. Rick, you think you can beat this combination? Marge & I here think differently don't we Marge?
Marge: Yes sir.
Fred Simmons: Okay Rick, I want you to come at Marge with everything you got no holds barred full contact. & I'm gonna warn you. I don't think you're gonna like how this ends hotshot.
Fred Simmons: Marge, ready stance!
Marge: Yes sir.
Fred Simmons: & remember Marge, the distracting backfist, that's the key. Koonyay......
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Ridiculous character funny but repetitive
30 September 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Fred Simmons (Danny McBride) is a delusional over-confident Tae Kwon Do instructor. His wife Suzie (Mary Jane Bostic) just started a new job. He's devastated when she tells him that she gave her boss a hand job during a drunken party. He goes to a martial arts expo to meet his idol B-movie action star Chuck "the Truck" Wallace (Ben Best) but he turns out to be a drunk.

This is a one-note performance from Danny McBride. He's a ridiculous man who doesn't know how ridiculous he is. It's funny at times but just get repetitive. He's also not an adorable character. It's great that Danny has created this outrageous character. It's a fun dark comedy. He just needs to expand the role of Denise (Collette Wolfe) who can call him on his BS. Even this character needs a straight man.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,391, 1 June 2008

Gross USA:

$234,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,292
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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