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Hot Rod (2007)

PG-13 | | 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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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  »

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

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When Rod is about to jump the pool, he waves at Denise and you can see a ring on his hand that is not present anywhere else during the movie. See more »

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Jonathan: [drives up to convenience store] I'm going in for a Vitamin Water, should I make that dos?
Denise: No, I'm good, thanks.
Jonathan: Well, maybe I'll pick up a box of dong bags so we can knock boots later.
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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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Thrust Away
Written by Jorma Taccone
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Absolutely Hysterical
29 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just saw the first screening ever of Hot Rod at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

As a fan of The Lonely Island, I went into this movie with high expectations. I can happily say that not only were they met but they were exceeded. This is by far the funniest, strangest and most ingenious comedy of the summer. The movie has some of the most random gags ever seen on film. This film is not for everyone: it has no stars and the comedy is very strange. But give it a chance and you will not regret it. The directing and editing of the film is both stylish and fast paced. Andy Samberg is hilarious as always but the supporting cast truly shines, particularly Bill Hader, Will Arnett and Ian McShane. Also look for an INSANELY hilarious cameo from director Akiva Shaffer. If you love the SNL digital shorts this movie is for you. Hot Rod is destined to be a cult comedy classic.


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