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The Foot Fist Way (2006)



Critic Consensus: The rough edges and biting humor of this martial arts comedy will keep audiences laughing and cringing in turns.

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Self-control, perseverance, integrity, indomitable spirit--that's what it's supposed to be all about at the Concord Tae Kwon Do Studio, where boys are turned into black-belts and suburbanites are chiseled into great warriors, all under the watchful tutelage of proud sensei Fred Simmons. That is, until Fred discovers his wife has been unfaithful and instantly descends into a blubbering mess. OK, so maybe Fred is far more blowhard than kick-ass hero. But, when he sets out on a last-ditch quest to meet his kung-fu idol--the eight-time undefeated champ and star of the "Seven Rings of Pain" trilogy, Chuck "The Truck" Wallace--Fred winds up on a wild, comic journey that will take him from egomaniacal bluster all to the way to becoming the stand-up man of his delusional dreams.more
Rating: R (for strong language and some sexual content)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Best, Danny McBride, Jody Hill
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2008
Box Office: $0.2M
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Danny McBride
as Fred Simmons
Mary Jane Bostic
as Suzie Simmons
Ben Best
as Chuck "The Truck" Wa...
Spencer Moreno
as Julio Chavez
Carlos Lopez IV
as Henry Harrison
Jody Hill
as Mike McAllister
Jeff Hoffman
as Dr. Love
Nicholas Stanley
as Little Stevie Fisher
Erica Owens
as Mrs. Fisher
Sean Baxter
as Roy Powers
Randy Gambill
as The Gentle Warrior
Tyler Baum
as Armand
Joey Stephens
as Emmanuel
Paul C. Hill Jr.
as Man Who Buys Car
Christianna Wallace
as Little Girl with Fly...
Richard Murrell
as Guy at BBQ Demo
Sandra Cox
as Woman at BBQ Demo #1
Donna Mae Roberts
as Woman at BBQ Demo #2
Matthew Diskin
as Flyer Boy
Meagan Diskin
as Flyer Girl
Jennifer Brayley
as Nice Lady at BBQ Dem...
Jeremy Mynes
as BBQ Demo Board Holde...
Joseph Cox
as BBQ Spectator #1
Heather Edmisten
as BBQ Spectator #2
Lucy Hill
as BBQ Spectator #3
Anthony Noles
as BBQ Spectator #4
Thome Tarleton
as BBQ Spectator #5
Karen Diskin
as BBQ Spectator #6
Chasity Newton
as BBQ Spectator #7
Jon Drake
as Suzie's Co-Worker #1
William Grady Jr.
as Suzie's Co-Worker #2
Chad Simpson
as Suzie's Co-Worker #3
Molly Somerville
as O'Landers Waitress
Chase Livengood
as Frustrated Guy on Da...
Gia Ruiz
as Frustrated Girl on D...
Emily Kwong
as Happy Woman
Jason Street
as Happy Man
Erin Fisher
as Ticket Girl #1
Jon Henning
as Kung Fu Dork at Expo
Chon Black
as Kid That Gets Autogr...
Carla Black
as Mom of Autograph Kid
Mariah Black
as Sister of Autograph ...
Kaitlyn Abromitis
as Hot Girl at Party #1
Courtney Clifford
as Hot Girl at Party #2
Erin Gates
as Hot Girl at Party #3
Samantha Hayford
as Hot Girl at Party #4
Courtney Mays
as Hot Girl at Party #5
Libertad Green
as Drunk Girl at Party
Jason Herring
as Chuck's Friend
Anna Hollifield
as Armand's Girl
Scott Nurkin
as Guy at Party #1
Ad Paroo
as Guy at Party #2
Craig Zobel
as Julio's Punching Bag
Dante Gibby
as Board Member
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Critic Reviews for The Foot Fist Way

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (31)

It's almost funny, or theoretically funny. It's just not actually funny.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

While most of the deadpan remarks hit the spot, the erratic sketch-like editing and overall slapdash structure give it an air of incompleteness. Fun in parts, slipshod in others.

Full Review… | September 26, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

If I had my way, every indie comedy would be done The Foot Fist Way.

Full Review… | June 20, 2008
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Milks the character and his foibles for all the laughs he's worth--which prove to be plenty.

Full Review… | June 4, 2012

Being a filmmaker myself, I have an affection for directors who gather all the money they can and just go for it. But the humor is not consistent enough for me to fully recommend this.

Full Review… | October 24, 2008
Sin Magazine

Has an irresistible charm and infectious energy.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Foot Fist Way

The filmmaking brings out a lot of nuances, about our fantasies about personal victory and the fantasizing in American fight movies. Some of the humor might not be as upfront as in most of the higher-budget vehicles.

Collette Wolfe's disappearance from the story is beguiling. She's attractive and sympathetic and open-minded, and you realize that one thing movies tend to do for an audience is to keep charming people like this around to light the place up, when in real life the hijinks would feel as homey as your best friend's 10-day manic episode.

Adam Mahler

Super Reviewer

An ammusing film in a pathetic/painful sort of way.
And impressive when you take into consideration that it was made for about $79,000 dollars.
Though it's never quite as funny or clever as it THINKS it is.

Robert C

Super Reviewer

Low budget comedy with a good intro performance by McBride, extremely one-dimensional but original delivery. Lot of filler and obviously a lot of first time actors, but it wasn't bad for a movie with a $79,000 budget.

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

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