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
Smack destiny in the face
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content
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3 August 2007 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Az örök kaszkadőr
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Opening Weekend: $5,310,711
(3 August 2007)
(21 September 2007)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
During the double date scene Will Arnett
's character offhandedly refers to Rod as "Super Dave". This is a nod to Super Dave Osborne, a comedy stuntman played by Bob Einstein
since the mid-1980s. See more
After Rod falls down the hill, when he is telling the crew that they are going to raise money to save Frank's life, Dave has a mug which changes from his hands to the table between shots. See more
Whatever happened to "Live as a team. Die as a team"?
It's a sham, okay? There's no such thing as a team. You live and die alone.
Do you see what you're doing to him? You're making him upset. How important is this to you, huh? I don't even cry, and look at me. You're about to make tears come out of my face.
Who am I supposed to build ramps for? Who am I supposed to build ramps for now?
After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more
References A Christmas Carol
Two of Hearts
Written by John Mitchell
Performed by Stacey Swain
(as Stacey Q)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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