Here Comes the Boom

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Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a burned-out high school biology teacher, a single man barely able to muster the gumption to ask out the school nurse (Salma Hayek). Their crumbling school needs $48,000 to save the longtime music teacher (Henry Winkler). Solution: Voss, who wrestled in college, enters mixed martial arts and makes it all the way to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas. Although it takes a while to get going, it’s actually all right.

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