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Bad Grandpa (2013)

R | | Comedy | 25 October 2013 (USA)
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86-year-old Irving Zisman takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy, back to his real father.



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Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his eight-year-old grandson Billy, in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa". Jackass characters Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places, and situations that give new meaning to the term "childrearing". The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons, and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy. Written by Paramount Pictures PR

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,055,177 (USA) (25 October 2013)


$101,978,840 (USA) (17 January 2014)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Near the beginning of the film, Irving asks Billy "You don't know who Johnny Cash is?". Johnny Knoxville, who plays Irving, has portrayed Johnny Cash on the TV show, Drunk History. See more »


When Billy is sitting with Lisa and doing the thumb war she's wearing her coat. When Irving comes along, her coat is off. See more »


[first lines]
Billy: [at the law office] You know what I wanna be when I grow up?
Lady: What?
Billy: A fisherman. I want to go fishing everyday 'till I'm rich so I can move right next to the jailhouse so I can be close to my mommy. She got arrested for drugs again, so she has to go back.
Lady: I'm sorry to hear that.
[gives Billy an awkward look]
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In memory of Ryan Dunn appears at the end of the film's credits. See more »


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User Reviews

One of the Funniest Films in a Very Long Time
25 October 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Bad Grandpa (2013)

**** (out of 4)

Johnny Knoxville dresses up as old man Irving Zisman and takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his grandson (Jackson Nicoll) back to his real father. BAD GRANDPA comes from the JACKASS team and while I did enjoy the show and the three previous films, all of them simply wore out their welcome after a while but that's certainly not the case with this film. I'm not going to go into great detail about the various pranks in the film because it's best to go in without knowing too many of them. I will say that this here doesn't resort to physical violence all that much, although there are a couple examples. The main focus is just this weird old man who puts his grandson into all sorts of bad situations and usually makes them worse. I think the film is remarkably funny and I'd probably call it one of the funniest films I've seen in a very long time. Again, I'm not a JACKASS die-hard but even if you hate that show you'll simply fall for the variety of dirty humor here. We get stuff dealing with the old man's sex life, his dead wife, various scenes of him playing drunk and causing trouble and of course there are some of the moments that everyone saw in the trailer like the beauty pageant. Why four stars? Why not? The film really is a laugh riot from the opening scene to the very last one and a lot of credit has to go to Knoxville and the various writers. What really makes this film work is a little "story" built around all the jokes about this grandfather coming closer to his grandson. It's oh-so-silly but that's the point. The various situations the two find themselves in are certainly the highlight of the picture as we get some downright shocking scenes. There are even moments that you'll see coming from a mile away but then you'll get a twist that will just have tears running down your face. BAD GRANDPA certainly earns its R-rating but it's also one of the funniest films in a very long time.

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