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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.

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Richie Keen

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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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$32,187,017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,087,017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Just before being arrested, Ice Cube (Mr. Strickland) says "f**k the police" a reference to a song of the same name by his former rap group N.W.A. 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

Strickland: [to Campbell] Where you at, light roast?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 High School Fights in Movies (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Non-Stop
Written by Nicholas Luckinbill, Andre Legacy (as Armen Melik) and Riff Raff (as Horst Simco)
Performed by Andre Legacy featuring Riff Raff
Courtesy of Give N Go Sounds
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nice
15 January 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

As teacher, I saw this film as a sort of nice joke trying, in hard manner, to seduce its public. And doing a reasonable job. Sure, a lot of cliches and the reality of teacher work gives many good points. But it is not more than one of many easy commedies with familiar names and sketches of performances and script for a not too high form of entertainment. So, teacher, fight and few drops of sentimental scenes. Old recipe, decent product.


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