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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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Frank Coraci
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Cast

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

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,290,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,239,258
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last fight of the movie is said to take place at UFC 176. In actuality, UFC 176 was cancelled due to an injury to one of the main event fighters, and the event never occurred. See more »

Goofs

When Scott Voss is at the vending machine, he pulls out two packets of chips that drop, throwing one to a student who saw him. In the next shot he is seen holding two packets of chips again. See more »

Quotes

[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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I Stand Alone
Written by Sully Erna (as Salvatore P. Erna)
Performed by Godsmack
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Kevin James provides a refreshing and underrated performance in "Boom"
12 March 2013 | by zabelbSee all my reviews

I would like to start off this review by saying that I was expecting to hate this movie with a burning passion. Kevin James seems to be on this trend of being in movies with a ridiculous plot line in hopes to attract the youth audience.

"Here Comes The Boom" was a refreshingly good movie that may not have provided me with gut-wrenching laughs throughout the movie, but left me in a great mood and happy I watched it. I feel that it was put in a difficult spot by being labeled a "comedy" movie because I feel it wasn't aiming to be the most humorous movie out there. I think it would have been better labeled to be a "feel-good inspirational" movie.

"Boom" may not be your traditional comedy, but it was a fun ride none the less. Give it a chance, but don't expect to be rolling from laughter. View it as if it was an inspirational movie, and you'll see what I'm talking about.


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