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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

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 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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A pancser harcművész See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,391, 1 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$233,637, 10 August 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Fred Simmons: Oh shit! We forgot to say grace.
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Referenced in Observe and Report (2009) See more »

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Actually a very real, human-like movie
22 October 2008 | by tcs-victorySee all my reviews

I like The foot fist way very much. The reason for this is simple; it's very realistic and human-like. Normally all movies are cool slick Hollywood movies. Where everybody is perfect, and the good guy always gets the beautiful girl in the end and every fight scene lasts 20 minutes,....well not in my life.

The main character of The Foot Fist Way is actually very easy to recognize in the first place. Many people ARE like him, and many people probably can identify with the main character. I know I can. Hell, maybe people say I'm a loser for admitting this, but I know my life more resembles 'the foot fist way' than it does 'Casino Royale' or 'Die Hard'.

I practice karate, and although this movie is about Tea Kwon Do (these sports are very similar), I can tell you that the exaggerations are real. And there are people out there that are made off no more than hot air.

Anyway, the 'crappy' filming makes this movie almost a documentary. And the fact that the actors are so simple, and not famous is very refreshing. I like real life, and I like movies that represent real-life. The Hollywood fairy tales are awful, in my opinion. The pace of the movie is good, and I thought is was short....I was really entertained. And real martial arts isn't as spectacular as we get to see in Hollywood movies, its as crappy as presented in this film. (in the sense of 'normal' people that practice martial arts).

In my opinion the producers were successful in creating a funny movie about things in life we all can relate to.


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