Starring: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks, Kumail Nanjiani, Dennis Haysbert
Comedy directed by Richie Keen in which the story follows mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) who on the last day of the year is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line.
However, things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), by getting him fired so Strickland challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned fist fight after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Andy Campbell: [to Strickland] Why are you trying to pick a fight with me, man?
Ron Strickland: These students shit on the school all day.
Ron Strickland: I don’t need to be liked, I need to educate.
Ron Strickland: [to a student] You think this is funny, I’m going to show you what’s funny.
Andy Campbell: Am I the only one here who sees what’s going on, hello?
Andy’s Colleague #1: Hello.
[referring to Strickland]
Andy Campbell: Not hello you! Hello, he’s holding an ax!
Ron Strickland: [to Campbell] You ratted on me, now you’ve got to pay the price.
Ron Strickland: Actions have consequences.
Ron Strickland: Snitches get stiches.
Andy Campbell: Snitches and stiches, what are you talking about?!
Ron Strickland: I’m gonna fight you.
Andy Campbell: I’m sorry, what?
Ron Strickland: Parking lot, after school! It’s on.
Andy Campbell: Teachers don’t fight!
Ron Strickland: I want everybody to see this.
[reading from the Twitter post]
Andy Campbell: “Hashtag teacher fight.” Who else knows about this?
[his entire class put their hands up]
Andy Campbell: I just don’t know the first thing about fighting.
Andy’s Colleague #1: Make a fist.
[Campbell puts up his fists looking really awkward and out of place]
Andy’s Colleague #1: Are you serious? Is the seventeen hundreds?
Andy Campbell: Maybe the best thing to do is just run.
Andy’s Colleague #1: I never said nothing about no running. Who’s you, Seabiscuit?
[touching his arm muscle]
Andy Campbell: I am flexing.
Cop: There’s nothing there.
Andy’s Colleague #2: Why don’t you just take a punch and just go down? Play dead like possums do or anything that’s like a pussy animal.
911 Operator: 911, what’s your emergency?
Andy Campbell: There’s a crazy guy at my high school and he’s trying to beat me up!
911 Operator: If you have a problem with a bully I need you to speak to a teacher.
Andy Campbell: No, uh, I am a teacher!
911 Operator: Excuse me?
Andy Campbell: It’s actually another teacher who wants to have fist fight with me after school, so I need help.
[the operator and all her colleagues start laughing]
Andy Campbell: Oh, very funny.
911 Operator: You’re a grow man, now go in and take that ass-whooping.
Andy’s Colleague #2: Mr. Strickland, reputation of a hothead. Scary, yet effective.
Andy’s Colleague #2: Mr. Campbell, English teacher, probably a nice guy, but a bit of a worm and a sneak.
Andy’s Colleague #1: You guys say Strickland is going to fight Campbell.
Student: Yeah, he’s going to whip him bad.
Andy’s Colleague #1: [laughing] without a doubt.
Radio Host: Two teachers are in a school fight to end all school fights.
Andy Campbell: This school is crazy, filled with lunatic teachers!
Andy’s Colleague #1: This shit is violent! I look like a minion!
Andy Campbell: How are you the guidance counselor? You’re not doing meth again, right?
[hesitates before answering]
Guidance Counselor: Yeah. Yeah, just a little bit.
Andy Campbell: Don’t do meth.
Guidance Counselor: Because it’s the gateway.
Andy Campbell: It’s the finish line.
Campbell’s Wife: You’re the nice guy, and then people are like, “Hey, I’m going to stomp on that guy.”
Guidance Counselor: Why don’t you just take a punch and just go down? Play dead like possums do or anything that’s like a pussy animal.
Andy Campbell: I’m done with this shit. No more Mr. Nice Guy, no more playing by the rules.
[as Campbell and Strickland are about to start their fist fight]
Guidance Counselor: Campbell, you’ve got this.
[as they get ready to fight, suddenly Campbell runs away]
Guidance Counselor: I don’t think he’s got this.
Fist Fight is set for release in the US February 17th and UK March 3rd.