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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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Trivia

All of the pictures in the dining room of the Kimble and Powell house, are real childhood pictures of Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone. See more »

Goofs

The film is supposed to take place in Washington state, but a Canadian bus from British Columbia Transit appears in the film. See more »

Quotes

Rod Kimble: [after finding out his dad wasn't a stuntman] So how did he die?
Marie Powell: He choked on some pie.
Rod Kimble: What? Come on! Seriously?
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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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Spoofs American Anthem (1986) See more »

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Grand Terrace Rhythm
Written by Fletcher Henderson
Performed by Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Bluebird/Novus/RCA Victor
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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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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