Here Comes The Boom

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Director(s): Frank Coraci
Production: Sony/Columbia Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Oh, no.

Let's go. Come on.

And that is how a baby

antelope comes into the world.

The window,

obviously, would be...

Oh, hey, Principal Betcher.

The window would

be the birth canal,

whereas the whole building,

that... That's your

mother right there.

You're late, again.

No, I was just...

I was just giving a lesson.

I warned you, if you

were late one more time,

I would dock you

a vacation day.

You were serious about that?

Oh, yeah, dead serious.

Come on, pal.

I was teacher of the year.

That was 10 years ago.

Feels like eight,

though, right?

You got bus duty today.

Today, I can't,

'cause I, you know,

I volunteer down

at the youth center.

Not true.


Everybody, open up your books

to whatever we were

working on yesterday.

Yesterday was Sunday.

Just get to work, okay?

Mr. Voss?

Mr. Voss, our textbook

says that

the discovery of penicillin

was the most important

biological discovery

of the 20th century.

But I read online

that this actually encourages

more potent strains

of infection.

Yeah, that's some very

advanced, college-y stuff.

Look, if you're done

with your work,

just go sit down and draw

on your desk like Martinez.

But I want to know.

Because if

the textbook is wrong...

Malia, the chances

of you actually using

anything you learn

in this class,

probably zero.

And I don't know if you

heard Mr. Betcher or not,

but, technically,

this is my vacation time now.

So I'm going to shut

her down for a few.

Oh, no, no, no, not today.

Not today. Come on.



Now, remember,

please, listen to each other.

Help each other.

Inspire me.

This never happened.

We clear?

Join in.

Be together now.

Here we go!

Second violins, don't

overpower the first violins.

That's why you're

called "second."

I hear improvement

coming in the door.

Nice and subtle.

And you're done.

Thank you.

Mr. Streb.

Oh, right,

the quote of the day.

I forgot the quote

of the day. All right.

I think I'm going to go

with a rock star

of philosophers,

Friedrich Nietzsche.

And he said...

Dan, drumroll, please.

"Without music,

life would be a mistake."


Who's going to practice?

Who's going to...

I don't believe one of you.

Get out of here.

You were great today.

Mr. Voss.

And what do I owe

the pleasure of this visit?

Oh, the music.

I heard the music.

Sounds great.


They really bring the heat,

these kids, huh?

Listen, I have

a huge favor to ask.

I have bus duty, and I was...

Okay, hold that thought.

I'm expecting this.


See, the thing is,

my Aunt Cora,

she threw her hip out again.

I'm so sorry.

Yeah, it's nasty.

It's a nasty

hip-out thing.

And these pins and rods,

they're not even

connected to anything,

they're just loose. And I

wouldn't just ask anybody,

but I've seen how you are

with the whole

bus safety situation.

You handle it like...

I'm not going to...

Yeah, I'm going to

say it, you have a gift.


Is everything all right?

You teach biology.

You know the body.

What are the chances of a

Well, it depends

what she looks like.

I'm just kidding.

That's more of

a fertility question.

My wife is pregnant.

No one knows.

It's still very early.

Please, please keep this

between you and me.

Are you kidding me? That...

It goes right in the vault.

That is locked.

Locked away. Wow.

Thank you. Thank you.

How old are you?


Oh. Congrats, right? I mean...

Well, yeah.

It's beautiful.

I mean, my son is 22.

He just finished college.

I thought I was

done writing checks.


I'm going to have a baby.


I'm going to have a baby.

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Allan Loeb

Allan Loeb (born July 25, 1969) is an American screenwriter and film and television producer. He wrote the 2007 film Things We Lost in the Fire and created the 2008 television series New Amsterdam. He wrote the film drama 21, which also was released in 2008. Among his other credits, he wrote and produced The Switch (2010). He also co-wrote Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and wrote The Dilemma (2011), and Just Go with It (2011). He performed a rewrite for the musical Rock of Ages (2012), and the mixed martial arts comedy Here Comes the Boom (2012). more…

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