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Tracy Morgan Coaches Charlie Day Through a 'Fist Fight' in First Big-Screen Appearance Since His Accident

by Raphael Chestang 3:03 PM PST, February 02, 2017
Playing Tracy Morgan Coaches Charlie Day Through a 'Fist Fight' in First Big-Screen Appearance Since His Accident

Nearly three years after Tracy Morgan almost lost his life in a car collision, the comedian is returning to the big screen in Fist Fight, and ET has a first look at the movie!

When mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) gets the school's toughest teacher, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), fired, Strickland challenges Campbell to an after-school fight. Morgan plays the school's football coach in the comedy.

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"I had a lot of support coming back," Morgan says in the behind-the-scenes footage. "I have a lot of support, and it feels good."

Morgan spent weeks in a rehabilitation center following the June 2014 crash, but in the movie, it's Day's character who might be needing physical therapy.

"Snitches get stitches," Strickland says in a clip.

As the title would suggest, the movie features a big fight scene, which ET learned took eight days to shoot.

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"I seen how long the damn fight was, and I was like, "Aw man, this is going to take a few sessions," Cube shares. "We got our bumps and our bruises, but that's what we're made for."

Fist Fight opens Feb. 17.

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