NO ONE WILL FIGHT FOR HIS STUDENTS LIKE MR. VOSS.
When the music program at his school is in danger due to budget cutbacks, teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) intends to raise cash by becoming an MMA fighter. It may be hard to believe that this is the only way to save his friend the music teacher’s (Henry Winkler) job, but James’s likable performance is one reason why this comedy is a fairly pleasing time-filler. Several real-life MMA fighters liven things up, as the 42-year-old former college wrestler starts training for the impossible. A predictable underdog story obviously, but Winkler is fun as the dedicated, goofy music teacher.
2012-U.S. 105 min. Color. Directed by Frank Coraci. Screenplay: Kevin James, Allan Loeb. Cast: Kevin James (Scott Voss), Salma Hayek (Bella Flores), Henry Winkler (Marty Streb), Greg Germann, Joe Rogan, Gary Valentine.
Trivia: Co-produced by James; co-executive-produced by Adam Sandler.