Plot & Details
The newest nerd in school joins forces with the one-time Olympic hopeful whose failure at the Seoul Games made all of America cringe in this Nichelodeon Original Movie. Try as he might, there's just no disguising the fact that Hamm Lake Middle School's newest arrival won't be scoring any winning touchdowns in the near future; not only is Roland (Nathan Kress) hopelessly inept when it comes to sports, but he can usually be found somewhere in a corner with his nose buried in a book. Enter beloved Hamm Lake Middle School gym teacher Dave Stewie (Christopher Meloni). Dave represented his country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, though his disastrous vault went on to become one of the greatest bloopers in sports history. Now, the National Gym Class Fitness Competition is fast closing in, and Dave is catching heat from the principal (Amy Sedaris) to whip the students into shape. Could Roland be just the kind of underdog Dave needs to lead his school to victory at the National Gym Class Fitness Competition? As Roland and Dave get busy training, a devious gym teacher (David Alan Grier) at a rival school plots subterfuge from afar.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 94min.
- DVD Release Date: 02/03/2009
- Distributor(s): Nickelodeon
- Director(s): Paul Dinello
- Starring: Nathan Kress , Christopher Meloni , Amy Sedaris , David Alan Grier , Chelah Horsdal
- Themes: Underdogs,Redemption,Teachers and Students,New Kid in Town
- Tone: Affectionate,Easygoing,Humorous
- Keywords: competition, gym-teacher, nerd, new-kid-in-town
- Language: English