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Hot Rod (2007)

 -  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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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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$5,310,711 (USA) (3 August 2007)

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$13,920,741 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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Originally intended as a vehicle for Will Ferrell. He receives executive producer-credit. See more »

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Rod attempts to raise $50,000 for his stepfather's heart transplant. In 2007, when the film was released, the cost of obtaining a donor heart alone would have cost around $90,000. The total cost of the transplant, including doctor's fees, hospital costs, post-op care, etc. would be over $650,000. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Whatever happened to "Live as a team. Die as a team"?
Rod Kimble: It's a sham, okay? There's no such thing as a team. You live and die alone.
Rico: [to Rod] Do you see what you're doing to him? You're making him upset. How important is this to you, huh? I don't even cry, and look at me. You're about to make tears come out of my face.
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Rico: Who am I supposed to build ramps for? Who am I supposed to build ramps for now?
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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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You're the Voice
Written by Andy Qunta, Maggie Ryder, Keith Reid & Chris Thompson
Performed by John Farnham
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label and SONY BMG Music Entertainment (Australia) Pty Limited
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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4 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Few movies in recent cinematic memory have fit into the category of "Love it or Hate it" as well as this one. Its humor is so varied, oftentimes so random, that you either find it hysterical, or you think it's stupid. Me? I'm going with the former... I think this movie's completely hilarious.

It possesses a goofy, charming quality, and has a lot of moments that left me laughing while asking my wife, "what the hell the was that?" It seems to echo a Family Guy style of humor in that regard. I personally found the characters all pretty likable...the kind of characters you enjoy watching. There was an obvious (and effective) effort to give each character a real personality, quirks and all.

In the end, I suggest you keep an open mind, sit back and enjoy the utter ridiculousness this movie affords you...and I'll bet you find yourself laughing, even if it's in spite of yourself.


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