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Here Comes the Boom (2012)

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A high-school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extracurricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

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Frank Coraci
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin James ... Scott Voss
Salma Hayek ... Bella Flores
Henry Winkler ... Marty Streb
Greg Germann ... Principal Betcher
Joe Rogan ... Joe Rogan
Gary Valentine ... Eric Voss
Jake Zyrus ... Malia (as Charice)
Bas Rutten ... Niko
Reggie Lee ... Mr. De La Cruz
Mark DellaGrotte Mark DellaGrotte ... Mark DellaGrotte
Mookie Barker Mookie Barker ... Assistant Principal Elkins
Jackie Flynn ... Joe Duffy
Nikki Tyler-Flynn ... Molie Streb
Melissa Peterman ... Lauren Voss
Thomas Gallagher Thomas Gallagher ... Peter Voss
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Storyline

Back in his prime, Scott Voss (Kevin James) was a collegiate wrestler with some fairly impressive moves. Now, at 42, he teaches biology at troubled Wilkinson High School. Mr. Voss has begun to grow deeply indifferent in his role as an educator when a troubling announcement stirs him to action. Effective immediately, Wilkinson High will be eliminating all extracurricular activities. Suddenly, the most apathetic teacher on the staff has a reason to get involved. But how is a typical high-school teacher like Mr. Voss supposed to raise the $48,000 needed to save the music program from going belly up? Upon learning that some MMA fighters earn $10,000 just for stepping into the ring, Mr. Voss vows to get back in shape, and subject himself to a series of brutal beatings so his students won't have to go without.

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One teacher still believes in fighting for his students. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kevin James and Gary Valentine are brothers in real life. See more »

Goofs

The calendar on the desk of Vice Principal Elkins's reads January 2012. However, about three days later, when Malia show Scott the YouTube video of Scott vomiting on "Lucky" Patrick Murray, the video's description displays an upload date of April 2011. See more »

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[first lines]
Scott Voss: [upon waking up] Oh, god!
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The shadow of the film's title reflects on the pavement. See more »

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Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »

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Face the Pain
Written by Joseph Anthony Cafarella
Performed by Stemm
Courtesy of Zuffa Records
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525th Review: Huge surprise -James finally makes very good indeed
18 January 2013 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

This has real charm, motivation, comedy, and a superb Henry Winkler and Selma Hayek - and a very good Bas Rutten as the coach who will be getting a ton of work based on this - all in all this is a surprise from beginning to end - and James finally seems to have learnt to rein it in and learnt that OTT all the time is just deadening.

So, a confession - Mall Cop, not my favorite movie, just OK, the one at the zoo, definitely not my thing (or my kids), so I had very low expectations indeed going in to see Boom - but what a difference! The plot is simple: loser teacher seeks to raise school funds by becoming a MMA fighter. And it works. The surprise is how inspirational this is - the school aspect is a really smart move - and totally lifts the movie.

If you want a pizza movie you could do much much worse, this is a well-made, well-judged, and fun movie. One strongly suspects that James found a character he could totally connect with and it gives him what he does best - heart.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,816,596, 14 October 2012

Gross USA:

$45,290,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,100,172
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1.85 : 1
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