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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

Bas Rutten starred in two King of Queens episodes alongside Kevin James. First in "Party Favor" as a bodyguard for a dancer at a bachelor party for Danny (Gary Valentine), who also stars in Here Comes The Boom. Secondly, in episode "Deconstructing Carrie" as a club bouncer. Bas Rutten was a bouncer in his early life. See more »

Goofs

During the final fight scene with Ken Dietrick the end of Round two is crowned by Dietrick throwing a Haymaker into Scott's lower jaw. This knocks out Scott's mouth guard, you see the mouth guard fly out of his mouth, and land on the wire of the octagon, in the next shot you see it still hanging on the wire. Yet Scott has to hazily walk halfway across the octagon to retrieve his mouth guard from the floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Scott Voss: [upon waking up] Oh, god!
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Crazy Credits

The shadow of the film's title reflects on the pavement. See more »

Connections

Features Bad Boys II (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Holly Holy
Written by Neil Diamond
Produced by Rupert Gregson-Williams
Vocals produced by Frankie Storm
Performed by Jake Zyrus (as Charice)
Charice appears courtesy of 143/Reprise
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Kevin James..does he deliver the "boom"?
29 September 2013 | by brimcq5477See all my reviews

Kevin James delivers as only he can! The reigning "big man" of comedy shows off his slimmer physique and pretty impressive MMA skills as the teacher turned fighter.. I laughed at parts but being a "King of Queens" fan i guess i wanted more(no Leah Remni or Jerry Stiller?).. still think James is super talented actor and very funny... kudos to "The Fonz" Henry Winkler and UFC great-turned actor Bas Rutten who both give great supporting roles...and Salma Hayek...well she isn't bad to look at..her acting...eh..a comedic Rocky-esque motion picture that everyone can enjoy! If you are a Kevin James fan this won't disappoint. good family film!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Comes the Boom See more »

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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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