• Here Comes the Boom (2012)

Here Comes the Boom

Release Date: October 12th, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2013

PG |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Once a collegiate wrestler, Scott Voss (Kevin James) is now a 42-year-old, apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten the school's music program and its teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott springs into action. He dusts off his long-unused wrestling skills and earns money for the program by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Though the school nurse (Salma Hayek) thinks he's crazy, Scott gains something he never expected, and the school rallies behind him.

Cast: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann, Joe Rogan, Gary Valentine, Jake Zyrus, Bas Rutten

Director: Frank Coraci

Genres: Comedy , Action

Production Co: Happy Madison Productions, Hey Eddie, Broken Road

Distributors: Sony Pictures

Keywords: 2010s , Heartwarming , Transformation , Playful , Amusing , Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Once it gets going and commits to its time-worn inspirational formula, it's not half-bad. show more

  • 63
    Scott BowlesUSA Today

    When the comedy connects, it can deliver with funny force show more

  • 40

    The first half hour of Here Comes the Boom is so good moviegoers might be fooled into expecting something better than an obvious wish fulfillment fantasy so patently implausible it's almost insulting. show more

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