By Jessica Derschowitz
September 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM EDT
02/17/17
type
  • Movie
Genre

How do you solve a problem between teachers? According to the new comedy Fist Fight, the title says it all.

Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as the two educators gearing up for some old-fashioned fisticuffs that the new trailer teases as being akin to Ali vs. Frazier, 2pac vs. Biggie, or Batman vs. Superman.

Taking place on the last day of the year, the film follows a mild-mannered high-school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day), who is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration, and budget cuts. Things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges him to the titular throwdown after school. 

Fist Fight also stars Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street, also attached to the in-development Splash revamp with Channing Tatum), Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Dennis Haysbert, and JoAnna Garcia Swisher.

Watch the axe-wielding, knife-brandishing, horse-cameoing action in the trailer above, and see the film’s poster below.

Fist Fight punches its way into theaters on Feb. 17.

type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • R
release date
  • 02/17/17
runtime
  • 91 minutes
director
  • Richie Keen
Performers
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