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Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)





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The newest nerd in school joins forces with the one-time Olympic hopeful whose failure at the Seoul Games made all of America cringe in this Nichelodeon Original Movie. Try as he might, there's just no disguising the fact that Hamm Lake Middle School's newest arrival won't be scoring any winning touchdowns in the near future; not only is Roland (Nathan Kress) hopelessly inept when it comes to sports, but he can usually be found somewhere in a corner with his nose buried in a book. Enter beloved Hamm Lake Middle School gym teacher Dave Stewie (Christopher Meloni). Dave represented his country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, though his disastrous vault went on to become one of the greatest bloopers in sports history. Now, the National Gym Class Fitness Competition is fast closing in, and Dave is catching heat from the principal (Amy Sedaris) to whip the students into shape. Could Roland be just the kind of underdog Dave needs to lead his school to victory at the National Gym Class Fitness Competition? As Roland and Dave get busy training, a devious gym teacher (David Alan Grier) at a rival school plots subterfuge from afar.

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Christopher Meloni
as Dave Stewie
Nathan Kress
as Roland Waffle
Amy Sedaris
as Abby Hoffman
David Alan Grier
as Shelley Bragg
Chelah Horsdal
as Winnie Bleeker
Paul Dinello
as Mr. Tipple
Ted Whittall
as President
Tom Pickett
as Mr. Chesterfield
Ellie Harvie
as Ms. Schoenborn
Daran Norris
as Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Gym Teacher: The Movie

All Critics (2)

...generally remains a cut above its adolescent-oriented brethren thanks primarily to star Christopher Meloni's unapologetically goofy, flat-out hilarious performance.

July 31, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Meloni's turn in Nickelodeon's "Gym Teacher: The Movie" is a work of oddball brilliance.

March 13, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gym Teacher: The Movie


It's corny & unoriginal for the most part, but Christopher Meloni's charming, & funny performance in this movie made it all worth my time. Now, the movie has the typical weak geek gets picked on & never give up cliche, but the story is so ridiculously done that it was worth while. It was nice to see Meloni go back to his original comedic roots & play a different comical character. I've always seen him as "Detective Elliot Stabler" from Law & Order SVU (Special Victims Unit), but I've read that he used to do comedic roles in other TV series, & in a handful of movies. So it was great seeing him be funny for the first time. The movie isn't a piece of genius, but it isn't a terrible movie either. Just don't take it too seriously & you'll have some laughs.

Frisby 2007
Frisby 2007

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