Director Richie Keen’s knockout high school-themed comedy, Fist Fight, will be heading to the home entertainment arena on May 30 as both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions.
The ARR is 102 days and box office receipts currently stand at $32 million.
The prospect of summer vacation has driven the students at Roosevelt High School to check out academically, which leaves the faculty frustrated with their all but hopeless efforts to maintain order. Except for one teacher, Mr. Strickland (played by Ice Cube), who is sick and tired of their pranks and bad attitude … he is a no-prisoners taken sort of teacher.
Meanwhile, Andy Campbell (Charlie Day — as Dale in the Horrible Bosses films), a fellow teacher, is just trying to run out the clock. His wife is pregnant and the students are just noise … they will eventually go away.
That’s the set up for Keen’s teacher-themed version of director Phil Joanou’s 1987 cult comedy, Three O’Clock High. A school out of control, a teacher with a short fuse and another teacher who does everything possible to avoid confrontation. Through a series of misunderstandings and student pranks Strickland ends up challenging the meek Campbell to an after-school fist fight … and the students are all for it.
Throughout the day it is on again, off again, on again … there are interventions — Holly, the school counselor (played by Jillian Bell), is absolutely hilarious in her failed attempts —the police are even called, but it is all to no avail. The fight is on!
Bonus features for Fist Fight include deleted scenes and the featurette titled “Georgia Film Commission.”