Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of underachievement -- Jerry has been knocking around from one construction job to another and spinning his wheels in an unsatisfying relationship, all the while with an eye toward eventually getting his act together. His last connection to the fight game is the evening boxing class he teaches to middle-aged, middle class, middle management types at a gym in Pasadena, where he also works as a handyman. When venerable boxing coach Eddie Bell asks Jerry if he'd like to spar a couple of rounds with Malice Blake, an up-and-coming pro, Jerry reluctantly steps into the ring. Despite the ass-kicking Jerry otherwise receives, a one-punch knockdown of Blake convinces Jerry that it's time to make his return to competitive boxing. Thus ends a 20-year layoff and begins a hilarious fish-out-water quest for Olympic gold.
Some Guys Don't Know Their Destiny Till It Hits Them In The Face.
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Did You Know?
The gym featured in the movie was built by Adam Carolla
and Oswaldo Castillo
during Adam's years as a carpenter. After completing the gym, Adam instructed the morning boxing class and Oswaldo was hired as the maintenance guy. See more
(Possibly deliberate) When Jerry pulls into the gym parking lot and comes to a stop under the street lamp, the truck brake lights do not function. See more
No hablo retardo, Speedy Gonzalez.
References The Mickey Mouse Club
Secrets Of Good Loving
Written by James Kalamasz & Danny Kirsic See more
26 April 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $97,137,
23 March 2008
Gross USA: $443,591
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $443,591
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