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The Foot Fist Way (2006)

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An inept tae kwon do instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow tae kwon do enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Wallace.

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Jody Hill

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Ben Best, Jody Hill | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny McBride ... Fred Simmons
Mary Jane Bostic Mary Jane Bostic ... Suzie Simmons
Ben Best ... Chuck 'The Truck' Wallace
Spencer Moreno Spencer Moreno ... Julio Chavez
Carlos Lopez ... Henry Harrison (as Carlos Lopez IV)
Jody Hill ... Mike McAlister
Ken Aguilar Ken Aguilar ... Rick
Collette Wolfe ... Denise
Jeff Hoffman Jeff Hoffman ... Dr. Love
Deborah Loates Deborah Loates ... Marge
Danielle Jarchow Danielle Jarchow ... Connie
Juan-Carlos Guzman Juan-Carlos Guzman ... Carlos
Nicholas Stanley Nicholas Stanley ... Lil' Stevie Fisher
Erica Owens ... Mrs. Fisher
Sean Baxter Sean Baxter ... Roy Powers
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Storyline

Small town Tae Kwon Do instructor Fred Simmons relishes the power that comes from being the king of a small kingdom. A former champion, Mr. Simmons fancies himself one in the same as his hero, Chuck "The Truck" Wallace, a B-movie Martial Arts film star. Mr. Simmons openly boasts about his self-proclaimed status as "king of the demo" [Tae Kwon Do demonstration], even though he can't nail one to save his life. His only vulnerability lies in his adoration of his wife Suzie - a weakness that comes bubbling to the surface when Mr. Simmons discovers Suzie has cheated on him with her new boss. When Suzie leaves him, Mr. Simmons finds himself slipping into a crushing downward spiral. He struggles to keep "the power" by abusing anyone who challenges him. After losing students and making a fool out of himself, he finds allies in Julio Chavez, his nine-year-old apprentice, and Henry Harrison, one of his students with an "obvious confidence problem." When his bizarre best friend Mike McAllister ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foot Fist Way See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,391, 1 June 2008

Gross USA:

$234,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,292
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a literal English translation of Tae Kwon Do. See more »

Quotes

Fred Simmons: Julio, of course, is up to nothing.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Your Highness and Samurai Cop (2011) See more »

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Funny, low-budget film about a Taekwondo's instructors life
23 May 2006 | by simonl_74See all my reviews

This film made me laugh a lot which is rare. It's an original (and let's face it that's rare) subject and was made in just 19 days shot in North Carolina. It's low budget and has some endearing characters (some of the kids rock) in it. It also actually shows people how they look in real life e.g. acne on their face which is quite shocking in itself as we usually only see pixel perfect complexions. The characters maybe stereotypical and shallow but who cares when the main aim is for laughs? The main character (according to my girlfriend) is reminiscent of Ricky Gervais in the Office (Brit comedy) but he always remains likable. I hope these actors and directors will make it big one day and you can impress / annoy by saying how you saw them in their early days. If you want some good laughs and an original subject matter then go see this film.


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