Weekend Post (South Africa)
School not for softies
FIST FIGHT. Directed by Richie Keen. Starring: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks. Showing at: Hemingways, Bridge, Walmer Park
FIST Fight is set in a high school in Atlanta in the United States where drama breaks out on the last day of school before summer.
English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is irked when a group of pupils in his class pull pranks on him. Then history teacher Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) catches one of the pupils committing a punishable crime. Strickland reacts violently, leaving Campbell horrified.
Things turn bad for Strickland when he and Campbell are called into the school principal’s office about the matter and Campbell shifts the blame on Strickland.
Strickland is determined to teach Campbell a lesson when the incident results in him getting fired. He challenges Campbell to a fist fight after school.