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 filming of the opening scene where Rod attempts jumping over the bus, the stuntman playing Rod actually broke his leg. See more
A Canadian MAXIMUM 30 speed limit sign (Canadian signs read MAXIMUM in
place of SPEED LIMIT) appears clearly when Rod does his luge down the hill. The movie is supposed to take place in Washington state. See more
Tai Chi teaches that if you focus your body and mind you'll be able to perform at the peak of your abilities.
You don't have to call me sensei, Rod.
Got it. Sensei, I have a question: Is there a Tai Chi move that would make a grown man crap his pants and not know why?
I'm not gonna lie to you, Rod. That move does exist. But you're not ready for it yet.
After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more
Referenced in Bros Before Hos
Time Has Come
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
Courtesy of Epic Records
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