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Hot Rod -- 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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Hot Rod -- Behind the scenes: Rod Kimble, Stuntman extraordinaire
Hot Rod -- Interview: Isla Fisher "On being one of the only females on set"
Hot Rod -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Pam Brady (written by)
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Release Date:
3 August 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Smack destiny in the face
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Jerk meets Billy Madison See more (138 total) »

Cast

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Andy Samberg ... Rod Kimble

Jorma Taccone ... Kevin Powell

Bill Hader ... Dave

Danny McBride ... Rico (as Danny McBride)

Isla Fisher ... Denise

Sissy Spacek ... Marie Powell

Ian McShane ... Frank Powell

Will Arnett ... Jonathan

Chris Parnell ... Barry Pasternack

Chester Tam ... Richardson

Mark Acheson ... Homeless Dude

Brittany Tiplady ... Maggie

Ken Kirzinger ... Trailer Guy

Britt Irvin ... Cathy

Alana Husband ... Waitress
Andrew Moxham ... Sullivan
Terri Anne Taylor ... Angry Mom (as Terri O'Neill)

Alvin Sanders ... Furious Boss

Chris Eastman ... EMT
Paulo Ribeiro ... EMT
Paul Herbert ... EMT

Carly McKillip ... High School Girl

Donavon Stinson ... Heckler
John B. Destry ... Projectionist (as John Destry)
Doug Abrahams ... Police Officer
Frank C. Turner ... Fisherman
Henry Michaels ... Boy Stealing Wheelchair

Gillian Barber ... Riot Singer
Sammy Fattedad ... Riot Singer
William S. Taylor ... Riot Singer
Mi-Jung Lee ... Newswoman

Carrie Ruscheinsky ... Hippie Girl
Charlie Hope ... Autograph Kid
Matthew Gallagher ... Autograph Kid
Victoria Campbell ... Autograph Kid
Titan Toyish ... Gown

Joshua Homme ... Gown
Joseph Castillo ... Gown
Alain Moschulski ... Gown
Troy Van Leeuwen ... Gown
Jesse Haddock ... Crowd Member
Ometa Gittens ... Crowd Member
Aaron Au ... Taco

Brett Chan ... Grilled Cheese
John Burnside ... Scrooge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Hess ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Jennifer LaPlaca ... Cashier (uncredited)
Tom MacNeill ... Crowd Member (uncredited)
Elizabeth McCarthy ... Grocery Store Mom (uncredited)
Queens of the Stone Age ... Gown (uncredited)
Marjorie Roden ... Crowd Member (uncredited)

Akiva Schaffer ... Derrick (uncredited)
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Directed by
Akiva Schaffer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Pam Brady (written by)

Produced by
Erin David .... associate producer
Will Ferrell .... executive producer
John Goldwyn .... producer
Jill Sobel Messick .... executive producer (as Jill Messick)
Seth Meyers .... co-producer
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Jimmy Miller .... executive producer
Louise Rosner .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Rabin 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Dunn (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
 
Casting by
Susan Taylor Brouse 
Lynne Carrow 
Allison Jones 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Altman 
 
Art Direction by
Chris August (supervising art director)
Catherine Ircha 
 
Set Decoration by
Mary-Lou Storey 
 
Costume Design by
Tish Monaghan 
 
Makeup Department
Angelina P. Cameron .... key hair stylist
Stan Edmonds .... key makeup artist
Vanessa Giles .... assistant makeup artist
Rosemarie Harrison .... assistant hair stylist
Rosemarie Harrison .... hair stylist: second unit
Keith Lau .... special makeup effects artist
Bill Terezakis .... prosthetics makeup (as Bill Terazakis)
 
Production Management
Susan Lazarus .... post-production supervisor
Louise Rosner .... unit production manager
Jim Rowe .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Allan .... trainee assistant director
Brad Jubenville .... second assistant director: second unit
Brad Medhurst .... third assistant director
Dave T. Nall .... trainee assistant director: second unit
Nick Powell .... second unit director
Cindy Smith .... second assistant director
Tammy Tamkin .... daily trainee assistant director
Rob Vouriot .... first assistant director: second unit
Pete Whyte .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron Alexander .... props
Dean Barker .... property master
Laurel Bergman .... art coordinator
John Chaschowy .... greensman
Michael Corrado .... 3-D set designer
Doug Currie .... head paint coordinator
Doug Currie .... scenic art coordinator
Kirsten Franson .... graphic artist
Andrew Glavina .... signwriter
Terry Gonsalves .... set dresser
Sean Goojha .... art department assistant
Salmon Harris .... storyboard artist
Catherine Ircha .... assistant art director
Zoe Jirik .... assistant set decorator
Dusty Kelly .... stand-by scenic
Kristina Lyne .... graphic designer
Martin L. Mercer .... storyboard artist
Tanya A. Nordhoff .... set buyer
Derek Pineo .... props buyer
Macleod Sinclaire .... on-set dresser
Mark Soparlo .... set designer
Ron Turner .... illustrator
 
Sound Department
Donald D. Brown .... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Mark Filip .... sound effects editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound designer
Sean Garnhart .... sound re-recording mixer (as Sean 'The Squack' Garnhart)
Sean Garnhart .... supervising sound editor (as Sean 'The Squack' Garnhart)
Heather Gross .... sound effects editor
Kenton Jakub .... supervising adr editor
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Michael McGee .... production sound mixer
Cory Melious .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Orrico .... first assistant sound editor (as Billy Orrico)
Fred Rosenberg .... supervising dialogue editor
Reuben Simon .... sound effects editor
Reuben Simon .... supervising foley editor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor (as Steven R. Visscher)
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Wildfong .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Cara E. Anderson .... special effects buyer (as Cara Anderson)
Perry Beckham .... chief special effects rigger
Paul Benjamin .... special effects fabricator
Alex Burdett .... special effects supervisor
Tony Cochon .... special effects fabricator
Terence J. Cox .... special effects senior technician (as Terry Cox)
Robert Falck .... special effects shop foreman
Kai Hirvonen .... stunt rigger
Tony Kochan .... special effects fabricator (as Tony Cochon)
Reg Milne .... special effects rigger
Adam Tayler .... special effects technician
Steve Woelfe .... special effects (as Steve Woelfle)
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Abramovich .... digital compositor
Eri Adachi .... rotoscope artist: Rainmaker
Simon Ager .... digital compositing artist
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Rachel Leigh Arnold .... titles/graphic designer
Graeme Baitz .... rotoscope artist: Rainmaker
Justin Ball .... senior systems engineer
Riley Benard .... digital compositor: Method Studios
Kyle Boylen .... digital compositor
Justin Brekke .... visual effects production assistant: Rainmaker
Shauna Bryn .... senior visual effects producer (as Shauna Bryan)
Samuel M. Dabbs .... titles
Aleksandar Djordjevic .... digital compositor
Suzanne Dyer .... digital artist: Brainstorm Digital
Charlene Eberle Douglas .... visual effects supervisor (as Charlene Eberle)
Ashley Farber .... digital intermediate data manager
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Brad Gayo .... senior digital compositing artist
Manuel Rey Gonzalez .... digital compositor: BrainStorm Digital (as Manuel Gonzalez)
Chris Halstead .... compositor
Noel Hooper .... compositing supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Noel Hooper .... digital compositor
John Kearns .... digital restoration
Ashraf Kotaal .... digital compositor
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects coordinator
Haydn Masuda .... digital artist
Brian McGee .... production assistant: Brainstorm Digital
Scott Minter .... digital compositor
John J. Miralles .... compositing supervisor: Brainstorm Digital (as John Miralles)
John Moores .... digital compositor
Natan Moss .... visual effects assistant editor
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration
Joseph Oberle .... digital compositor: BrainStorm Digital (as Joseph J. Oberle)
Michael Pecchia .... senior compositor: BrainStorm Digital
Vasho Pekar .... rotoscope artist: Rainmaker
Enrico Perei .... senior digital compositor
Diana Jane Perry .... digital film technician
David Piombino .... digital compositor: BrainStorm Digital (as David Vincent Piombino)
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Chris Roff .... visual effects producer
Luke Rowsell .... digital artist: Brainstorm Digital
Vishal Rustgi .... rotoscope artist
Michael Stewart .... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Brad Sutton .... digital restoration
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Tomaso Tartarotti .... digital compositor
Christa Tazzeo .... visual effects associate producer: Brainstorm Digital
Christa Tazzeo .... visual effects line producer: invisible
Allan Walker .... digital artist: Brainstorm Digital
Allan Walker .... matte artist
Tina Wallace .... compositor: Rainmaker
Bryan Wengroff .... visual effects coordinator: Brainstorm Digital
Chris 'Pinkus' Wesselman .... digital compositor
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Jessica Woods .... rotoscope/paint artist
Jun Zhang .... digital compositor
Scott Puckett .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tonya Allen .... stunts
Aaron Au .... stunt performer
Loyd Bateman .... stunts
Krista Bell .... stunt performer
Nick Brandon .... stunt rigger
Brett Chan .... assistant stunt coordinator
Brett Chan .... stunt performer
Mike Ching .... stunt performer
James M. Churchman .... stunt rigger
Laura Lee Connery .... stunt double: Isla Fisher
Bruce Crawford .... stunt double
Duane Dickinson .... stunts
Ali Dunn .... stunt player
Austin Dunn .... stunt player
Connor Dunn .... stunt player
Lars Grant .... stunt double
Rob Hayter .... stunt double
Brian Ho .... stunts
Dave Hospes .... stunt double
Greig Hospes .... stunt performer
Trevor Jones .... stunt performer
Jon Kralt .... stunt double: Andy Samberg
Cody Laudan .... stunt double: Bill Hader
Paul Leonard .... stunt rigger
Phillip Mitchell .... stunt double
Rick Moore .... stunts
Gerald Paetz .... stunt driver
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator
Jeffrey C. Robinson .... stunt double
Chad Sayn .... stunt performer
Dan Shea .... stunt performer
Jodi Stecyk .... stunt double
Eli Zagoudakis .... stunt double: Andy Samberg
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Arnott .... rigging grip
Greg Beaton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ken Decker .... generator operator
John Dekker .... gaffer
Herb DeWaal .... key rigging grip
Glen A. Dickson .... additional camera operator
James Dittiger .... still photographer
Rod Frew .... lighting technician
Randy A. Jablonka .... lighting technician
Simon Jori .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ciaran Kavanagh .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ciaran Kavanagh .... director of photography: second unit
Paul Stoker Mayne .... electrician
Michael Mayo .... rigging gaffer
David McKnight .... digital video assist operator
Morgan McLachlan .... assistant camera
Bill O'Drobinak .... camera operator
Dylan Paul .... balloon light technician
Richard Sinclair .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Brian Steadman .... grip
Mike West .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Darin Wong .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Adriene Wyse .... loader
Thomas Yardley .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Stephanie Boeke .... extras casting
Dorian Frankel .... casting assistant
Larkin MacKenzie-Ast .... casting associate
Katie Rampey .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alison Fraser .... costume supervisor
Karin Nosella .... assistant costume designer
Shelly Shaw .... key costume set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Tanya Barringer .... post-production assistant
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate producer
James A. Brewer .... first assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Lynn Cassaniti .... additional assistant editor
Don Ciana .... color timer
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Barbara Jean Kearney .... digital intermediate executive producer
Bruce Lomet .... digital intermediate producer
Jesse Morrow .... on-line editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Helen Tzoutis .... assistant editor
Renannah Weinstein .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Steven Baker .... music supervisor
Chad Birmingham .... assistant music editor
Robb Boyd .... music editor
Tom Calderaro .... additional orchestrator
Bobby Collins .... music consultant
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Gordon Goodwin .... conductor
Gordon Goodwin .... orchestrator
Kyle Gordon .... singer
Steve Kempster .... music recordist: orchestra
Annette Kudrak .... supervising music editor
Paul Linford .... composer: additional music
Paul Linford .... music scoring mixer
Frank Macchia .... music preparation
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Larry Mah .... pro tools operator
Ryan Rabin .... composer: additional music
Trevor Rabin .... additional orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Jeanette Surga .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Booker White .... head of music preparation
Melissa Orquiza .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Terence Chase .... driver
Terence Cochlan .... picture car wrangler
Dave Greenbaum .... driver: costume truck
Paul Irvine .... transportation captain
Red Murphy .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Jason Bachmann .... key production assistant
Paul Becker .... choreographer
Michael Bendner .... extras wrangler
Ken Brooker .... assistant location manager
Nadine Cusworth .... production assistant
Kate Dalton .... adr loop artist
Gloria Davies .... publicist
Anthony Dolhai .... assistant: Mr. Goldwyn & Ms. Messick, Canada
Jeannine Dupuy .... script supervisor assistant
Eliza Dyson .... assistant: Mr. Goldwyn
Derek Ferguson .... executive assistant
Nicole Florian .... production coordinator
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Shawn Flynn .... key production assistant
Evan Godfrey .... assistant: Mr. Schaffer
Ned Harvey .... assistant to director
Heather Holty .... digital laboratory project manager
Lindsay Jaeger .... assistant: Mr. Schaffer
Paul Jasper .... animal coordinator
Kristin Johansen .... adr actor
Vicky Lambert .... co-choreographer
Doug Leaf .... head animal trainer
Todd Lester .... security captain
Shannon McA'Nulty .... assistant: Ms. Rosner
W. Robert Millar .... set key production assistant
John J. Miralles .... compositing supervisor
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group
Scott Outhwhaite .... key production assistant
Flo Phillips .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Peggy Powers .... assistant: Ms. Messick
David M. Rodriguez .... accountant
Patrick R. Siembieda .... production accountant
Russell Steele .... production auditor
Shawn Swanky .... key production assistant
Jamie Reid Tait .... second assistant production coordinator
Ruchir Tandon .... office production assistant
Matthew Tingey .... production assistant
Deb Tonin .... accounting clerk
Kevin Tookey .... dance double
Kendrie Upton .... location manager
David Watt .... production assistant
Trevor Westerhoff .... assistant production coordinator
Fleur Western .... second assistant production coordinator
Chris Wilson .... assistant location manager
Erik Bartik .... assistant to producers (uncredited)
Geoff White .... photo double (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content
Runtime:
USA:88 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Akiva Schaffer]Dave's friend Derek, who gives Dave the acid.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: A Canadian MAXIMUM 30 speed limit sign (their's say MAXIMUM in place of SPEED LIMIT) appears clearly in the scene where Rod does his luge down the hill. The movie is supposed to take place in Washington state.See more »
Quotes:
Rod Kimble:[bowing, in a high pitched sing-song voice] Ancestors protect me.
Kevin Powell:[bows back and sings in a high pitched voice] May they protect you.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Road House (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Serenade No.13 in G Major Eine Kleine Nachtmusik KV 525: Minuetto: Rondo AllegroSee more »

FAQ

What song plays during the riot scene?
Does Rod kill Frank at the end?
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78 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
The Jerk meets Billy Madison, 6 August 2007
Author: brandnewthursday3 from United States

Andy Samberg is the hero of the internet age. Through SNL digital videos such as Lazy Sunday and Dick in a Box, he has managed to coral a fanbase, score an emmy nod and land his own starring role in a movie. Being that sly, witty and subtle comedy is taking over the box office(The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, etc)it's safe to say that plain old silly farce is having a hard time reaching the same audience.

Steve Martin made The Jerk a hit, with his genius way of creating a character who was so naive and stupid yet easy to relate to. Samberg is trying to recreate that same character type, but it seems as though audiences aren't having it. Be that as it may, he does it successfully and with such a delightful awkwardness that it may put Martin to shame(no offense Steve).

Although Hot Rod starts off a bit slow, with those watching feeling that it may not come out of its slump, it progresses into a laugh out loud comedy that will have you literally howling. For instance, in one scene, Samberg takes out his frustrations by, as he puts it, "punch dancing" in the woods. This is followed by one of the longest and funniest falls in cinema history.

Most critics probably feel that the movie is just youtube videos strewn together, yet they aren't taking it for what it is: A blatant farce on 80s under dog stories. There was not one serious moment in this movie. And that is a good thing. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to laugh their asses off.

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