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The Foot Fist Way Details

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A new hero of martial arts rises from a North Carolina strip mall in this independent comedy. Fred Simmons is one of the world's most gifted practitioners of the Korean fighting style known as Taekwondo -- or at least that's what he likes to tell people. Despite his supposed skills, Fred teaches students out of a shabby dojo, where for the most part, he browbeats kids into learning the aggressive points of the martial arts without having much understanding of the philosophy or reasoning behind it. Not that most folks care -- in the small town where he teaches, Fred is considered to be the real deal, and his talent as a fighter earns him plenty of respect. But Fred's reputation (and ego) takes a serious blow when he learns his wife, Suzie ([[Performer~P471230~Mary Jane Bostic~maryjanebostic]]), has been fooling around with another man, and Fred challenges him to a fight that doesn't go well. Falling into an emotional tailspin, Fred goes on a pilgrimage to meet his hero and role model, martial arts celebrity Chuck "The Truck" Wallace ([[Performer~P471233~Ben Best~benbest]]). The Foot Fist Way was the first feature film from writer and director [[Performer~P471234~Jody Hill~jodyhill]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 30, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Austin Film Critics Danny McBride Best Breakthrough Artist 2008 Winner

Cast

Danny McBride
as Fred Simmons
Mary Jane Bostic
as Suzie Simmons
Ben Best
as Chuck "The Truck" Wallace
Spencer Moreno
as Julio Chavez
Carlos Lopez IV
as Henry
Jody Hill
as Mike McAlister
Ken Aguilar
as Rick
Collette Wolfe
as Denise
Jeff Hoffman
as Dr. Love
Deborah Loates
as Marge
Danielle Jarchow
as Connie
Juan-Carlos Guzman
as Carlos
Jonathan Ewart
as Charles

Crew

Jody Hill
Director
Jody Hill
Producer
Erin Gates
Producer
Jennifer Chikes
Producer
Ben Best
Screenwriter
Danny McBride
Screenwriter
Jody Hill
Screenwriter
Brian Mandle
Cinematographer
Pyramid
Featured Music
Zene Baker
Editor
Jeff Seibenick
Editor
Randy Gambill
Production Designer
Gia Ruiz
Art Director
David C. Cook
Associate Producer
Todd Ulman
Associate Producer
Paul Hill
Executive Producer
Lucy Hill
Executive Producer
Ryan Blaine
Sound/Sound Designer
Joey Stephens
Sound/Sound Designer
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