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 scene where all four of the Hot Rod team is
marching down the street and the large crowd forms behind them, you can clearly see a Canadian RCMP car parked at the building in the immediate background. About 5-10 seconds later when it cuts back to the same shot, it has disappeared mysteriously. According to the story, this film takes place in the US state of Washington. 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
Spoofs American Anthem
Too Legit to Quit
Written by M.C. Hammer
, Felton Pilate
(as Felton Pilate II), Michael P. Kelly,
James Earley & Louis Burrell See more