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 USA: $5,310,711,
5 August 2007, Wide Release
Gross USA: $13,920,741, 23 September 2007
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
When Rod is asking out the cashier, a drink appears between them when they show Rod, and then disappears. See more
Hey, Denise, have I ever shown you a picture of my dead dad?
Oh, you've gotta see it. He's super dead.
That's him? He looks so nice. He was a stuntman?
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...
After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more
References Leaving Las Vegas
Take Me Now (AKA Listen, Let's Make Love)
Written & Performed by Ennio Morricone
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