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:
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]
Ron Strickland: I don’t need to be liked, I need to educate.
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: I am teacher!
[the operator and all her colleagues start laughing]
911 Operator: You’re a grow man, now go and take that ass-whooping.
Fist Fight is set for release in the US February 17th and UK February 24th.