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Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)

TV-Y7 | | Comedy | TV Movie 12 September 2008
Roland ("iCarly's" Nathan Kress) is the new kid at Hamm Lake Middle School and there's just no hiding he's a super geek with no athletic ability. Dave Stewie (Emmy? Award-Nominee ... See full summary »


Paul Dinello




Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Meloni ... Dave Stewie
Nathan Kress ... Roland
Chelah Horsdal ... Winnie
Amy Sedaris ... Principal Hoffman
Paul Dinello ... Mr. Tipple
Brenna O'Brien ... Morgan
Avan Jogia ... Champ
Jordan Becker Jordan Becker ... Derek
Chris Kattan ... Sploopers Show Host
Ted Whittall ... The President
Stefanie Samuels Stefanie Samuels ... Bartender #1 - Chin-Up Bar
Tom Pickett ... Mr. Chesterfield
Ellie Harvie ... Ms. Schoenborn
David Alan Grier ... Shelly Bragg
Daran Norris ... Announcer


Roland ("iCarly's" Nathan Kress) is the new kid at Hamm Lake Middle School and there's just no hiding he's a super geek with no athletic ability. Dave Stewie (Emmy? Award-Nominee Christopher Meloni) is the school's beloved gym teacher who once represented the U.S. in the Seoul Games, but his disastrous go-for-the-gold vault became one of sport's biggest bloopers. After pressure to compete in th... Written by Anonymous

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Filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia; all school scenes were filmed at Templeton Secondary School. See more »


Derek: [chanting] Stewie's got a girlfriend!
Dave Stewie: Shut up, Derek.
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a bit of Strangers with Candy
5 August 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Dave Stewie (Christopher Meloni) is a beloved PE teacher. He is still haunted by a very public humiliating defeat as an Olympic gymnast. The President announces a competition for the National Gym Teacher of the Year. Despite his reluctance, his students convinces him to enter. The problem is that new helmet-wearing student Roland Waffle (Nathan Kress) is sure to lose the competition. Stewie falls for the new English teacher only to discover that she's Roland's over-protective mother. There is also the weird principal Abby Hoffman (Amy Sedaris).

Paul Dinello uses his directing skills and brings a bit of the 'Strangers with Candy' sensibility. It's too bad that the mom is played by Chelah Horsdal. She's doing the role very straight. It could have been funnier if Amy Sedaris takes that role. Instead, the principal disappears in the second half. The competition has inherit difficulties. The kids are basically side characters and the competition is about them. Stewie is a side character to the competition. This all makes the second half less than compelling. I wish Dinello go crazy even with the kids. This could have worked better.

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Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El profe de gimnasia See more »


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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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