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Hot Rod (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  3 August 2007 (USA)
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Ratings: 6.7/10 from 51,514 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 139 user | 108 critic | 27 from Metacritic.com

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  »

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Opening Weekend:

$5,310,711 (USA) (3 August 2007)

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$13,920,741 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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The gag in which the syllable WH was enunciated was inspired by a skit from the album "Moment of Truth" by the hip-hop group Gang Starr (The Guru & DJ Premier). See more »

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While Rod's movie is playing in the auditorium, they show the part when he first jumps the milk truck in the beginning of the movie. The angle that it shows is the same angle from the beginning. But Rods half brother was actually filming from the other side. See more »

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Rod Kimble: Cool beans?
Kevin Powell: Cool beans.
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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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Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

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Got Me Going
Written by Sahaj Ticotin & Bob Marlette
Performed by Ra
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funny? Hell Yeah.
25 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I saw a screening of Hot Rod. From some the comments posted here I thought we were going to be bored. Nothing could have been further from the truth. This film was really funny! So funny, that I'm wondering if the people who say they hated it actually saw the same film. No, its not fine art, its a summer comedy, and it delivers plenty of laughs. I am middle-aged guy whose not into early Adam Sandler, or Napoleon Dynamite type comedies, and this movie had me laughing hard. Sure, not at every single joke, but at most of them. If you are into absurdest humor, or enjoyed movies like Hot Fuzz, or Super Troopers, you'll find plenty to enjoy. P.S. My wife liked it too.


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