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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 extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

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... Scott Voss
... Bella Flores
... Marty Streb
... Principal Betcher
... Joe Rogan
... Eric Voss
... Malia (as Charice)
... Niko
... Mr. De La Cruz
Mark DellaGrotte ... Mark DellaGrotte
Mookie Barker ... Assistant Principal Elkins
... Joe Duffy
... Molie Streb
... Lauren Voss
Thomas Gallagher ... Peter Voss
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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 extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

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No one will fight for his students like Mr. Voss. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sport

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

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12 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El maestro luchador  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,816,596, 14 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,290,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,239,258
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1.85 : 1
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Despite their last names, Kevin James and Gary Valentine are brothers in real life. See more »

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When Scott Voss is riding his motorcycle to the school, he is wearing boots. When he opens the window and enters the classroom he is wearing sneakers. 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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Spank
Written by Ronald Smith
Performed by Jimmy 'Bo' Horne (as Jimmy Bo Horne)
Courtesy of Streetheat Music GmbH/Joy Productions Inc.
Under license from Joy Productions Miami
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525th Review: Huge surprise -James finally makes very good indeed
18 January 2013 | by See 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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