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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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Storyline

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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,310,711, 5 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,920,741, 23 September 2007
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Trivia

During the double date scene, Jonathan (Will Arnett) 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 »

Goofs

When Rod is asking out the cashier, a drink appears between them when they show Rod, and then disappears. See more »

Quotes

Rod Kimble: Hey, Denise, have I ever shown you a picture of my dead dad?
Denise: No.
Rod Kimble: Oh, you've gotta see it. He's super dead.
Denise: That's him? He looks so nice. He was a stuntman?
Rod Kimble: Oh, yeah. He used to work for Evel Knievel, testing his bikes before big jumps. He would do the jumps first to make sure they were safe and let Evel come in and get all the glory. After a while the old man said, "To hell with that. I want the credit I deserve." So one afternoon, he set out to jump ten milk trucks. He nailed the take-off, but...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Leaving Las Vegas (1995) See more »

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Take Me Now (AKA Listen, Let's Make Love)
Written & Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of EMI Music Italy
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"My name is Rod and I like to Party" - Favourite Movie!
7 January 2010 | by 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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