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Fist Fight (2017)

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When one school teacher unwittingly causes another teacher's dismissal, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Director:

Richie Keen

Writers:

Van Robichaux (screenplay by), Evan Susser (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Day ... Andy Campbell
Ice Cube ... Strickland
Tracy Morgan ... Coach Crawford
Jillian Bell ... Holly
Dean Norris ... Principal Tyler
Christina Hendricks ... Ms. Monet
Kumail Nanjiani ... Mehar
Dennis Haysbert ... Superintendent Johnson
JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Maggie
Alexa Nisenson ... Ally
Stephnie Weir ... Suzie
Kym Whitley ... 911 Operator (as Kym E. Whitley)
Austin Zajur ... Neil
Gordon Danniels ... Irv
Bill Kottkamp ... William
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Storyline

On the last day of school, right on Senior Prank Day in Roosevelt High, things don't look good for meek English teacher Andy Campbell, who feels exceptionally expendable facing a bleak future in front of severe job cuts, just before the year's new school season. But soon, things will go from bad to worse when feeble Campbell will infuriate the scary hot-headed history teacher Ron Strickland, who in turn, he will challenge him in an old-school, no-holds-barred, mano-a-mano throwdown in front of everybody, in the parking lot after school. Inevitably, now that the fight is on, no excuses, no regrets, and certainly no talking sense into Strickland, is going to save Campbell who needs to face the consequences of his actions and pay the heavy price. After all, snitches get stitches. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

After school. Parking lot. It's on.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fist Fight See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,201,873, 19 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,187,017, 20 June 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,087,017, 13 April 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

2nd movie to co-star Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan. They previously starred together in "First Sunday" (2008). See more »

Goofs

After revealing the "drawing" on the left side of the chalkboard, the board then shows writing in purple, then back to the drawing later in the day. If it was cleared to write notes, Campbell wouldn't have put the "drawing" back up later. See more »

Quotes

Campbell: I'm fucking done with this shit! Strickland wants to fuck with me? Campbell's going to fuck right back!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits there is a scene with coach Crawford and the 911 operator. See more »


Soundtracks

Lie Cheat Steal (Instrumental)
Written by Per Kristian Ottestad (as Boots), El-P (as Jaime Meline), Killer Mike (as Michael Render) and Torbitt Schwartz
Performed by Run the Jewels
Courtesy Of Mass Appeal Records
By arrangement with The Greater Goods Co.
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Tries too​ hard to be funny
28 March 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a nice teacher who teaches in an ineffectively run school. He encounters a lot of violent pranks during the last day of school. To top that off, he is fired from work, misses his daughter's talent show and gets challenged to a fist fight.

The story details the very bad day of a teacher, which could be funny. However, the whole experience is too over the top to be believable. I honestly can't believe that students can be allowed to behave irresponsibly and violently. It's basically anarchy, and I can't believe teachers actually stay in this environment to be bullied and physically harmed. It's just not funny.

The only funny scene is the daughter's talent show, but that is a short scene. I think "Fist Fight" goes too far when trying to be funny, and ends up being unfunny.


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