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Hot Rod (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 August 2007 (USA)
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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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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Comedy

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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

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

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$13,920,741 (USA) (23 September 2007)
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Seth Meyers, another Saturday Night Live (1975) alumnus, stopped by the set one day and came up with the "too legit to quit" scene. See more »

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Rod's dolphin necklace changes position when he is lying down after having been given CPR by Denise. See more »

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Rod Kimble: So, Denise, tell me about Jonathan. What's that dude all about?
Denise: Well, we've been going out for about a year.
Rod Kimble: Mhmm, and it's going well?
Denise: Yeah, yeah. I mean, every relationship has it's ups and downs, but...
Rod Kimble: Right. I've heard that. And he's a nice guy?
Denise: Oh, yeah. I mean, he's really smart. He's actually in line to become a junior partner at his law firm.
Rod Kimble: Right, totally. You guys should break up.
Denise: What?
Rod Kimble: Nothing. Hey, Dave's back!
Dave: You guys, the bathroom here is nuts!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more »

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Referenced in Storks (2016) See more »

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Ace Rockwell: Thumper in Your Trumper
Written by Asa Taccone
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16 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a free screening of this in CT. I wasn't sure what to expect at first... but I laughed a lot more in this movie then any comedy to come out in a long time. Expect a bunch of randomness that will make you laugh out loud. The movie is definitely a movie for a certain type of viewer..IE: People who enjoy a "silly/stupid" genre of comedies. A very SNL-derived movie. Laughs are frequent,everyone at the cinemas was laughing. A good performance, a Hilarious Andy Samberg and cast, and the beautiful Isla Fisher is always nice to watch. Be prepared to leave the theater knowing your friends will be quoting this movie for a while. I highly recommend this movie to other viewers.


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