Here Comes the Boom
One teacher still believes in fighting for his students
A former college wrestler is now a bored 42-year-old biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off his music teacher friend, he decides to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks he is crazy, especially the woman he is after, but in his quest, he gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.
103 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence)
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Cast Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann, Joe Rogan, Gary Valentine, Charice
Director Frank Coraci Screenplay Kevin James, Allan Loeb, Rock Reuben Music Rupert Gregson-Williams Cinematography Phil Meheux Editing Scott Hill Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2012
Produced by Broken Road Productions, Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, Hey Eddie, Sony Pictures Entertainment
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Low impact, very mild 'kickass'
Violence Brief, realistic and moderate in context
Drug abuse Mild, brief drinking over dinner
Comments About a biology teacher who trains to be a mixed martial arts fighter to raise funds for his cash-strapped school by fighting in tournaments and becomes a hero to his pupils.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Helen Herimbi 5
Die Burger Rozanne Els 5 International Media
Box Office (USA) Amy Nicholson 10
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 9
Metacritic.com 26 critics 8
RottenTomatoes.com 89 critics 10
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 8
Movie Review Query Engine (USA) MRQE critics 10
Movie Review Intelligence (USA) 35 critics 10
Internet (IMDB) 5347 Netizens 13
Average .. 44% 9
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