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Hot Rod (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  3 August 2007 (USA)
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Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

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Directors: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
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Rod Kimble is a naïf, a slacker living in a small US town with his mom, his younger brother, and his stepfather whose respect he craves. He also misses his dead dad, whom he thinks was Evel Knievel's back-up. Rod, a man-child, believes that he is a stunt man. When his stepfather needs an operation, with help from his brother and his slacker pals, Rod hatches a plan to set a school-bus-jumping record on his moped. First, his crew and he have to raise money to rent the buses and build the ramp. Trouble is, Rod's inept at his chosen career. Looming failure is complicated by the return of Denise, Rod's next-door neighbor and secret heartthrob, who is home from college. Is public humiliation at hand? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Smack destiny in the face

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content | See all certifications »

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3 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az örök kaszkadőr  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,310,711 (USA) (3 August 2007)

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$13,920,741 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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Trivia

In the commentary the guys say they heard of John Farnham because he had some songs on Rad (1986). They used the song 'You're the Voice' by Farnham in the riot scene. "Rad" was a 1986 movie about a young man's journey to win a BMX race called Helltrack. See more »

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Several times throughout the movie, we can see police cars in the background blocking off the streets used during filming. See more »

Quotes

Rod Kimble: I used to be legit. I was too legit. I was too legit to quit. but now I'm not legit. I'm unlegit. And for that reason, I must quit.
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After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more »


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Rock The Night
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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"My name is Rod and I like to Party" - Favourite Movie!
7 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is by far in my top three best and funniest movies! An absolutely hilarious film guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

Andy Samberg (from Saturday Night Live) plays Rod Kimble an aspiring stuntman trying to live up to his dead father's legacy, unfortunately he lacks the necessary aspect: any talent whatsoever. But backed by supportive friends.

Along with Lonely Island best friends Akiva Shaffer as director and Jorma Taccone as his step-brother team up to create this great comedy equals pure awesomeness! And Bill Hader as a friend and fellow team member Dave made me laugh so much too! From the most epic fall down a hill, safe word "WHiskey," Satan for a stepfather, killer dance moves and a Tai-Chi move guaranteed to make a grown man crap his pants and not know why. Hot Rod is quite the adventure. I would love to live in a town like that.

And after this movie you probably won't be able to look at stunting or mopeds the same way again.

Be sure to rent or buy this movie and the extras are pretty awesome.

"Life is pain - we've got to scrape the joy from it every chance we get."


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