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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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Juggalo Girl
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Quintin Duncan ...
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Storyline

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

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25 October 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Throughout the movie, the same gray and white Dodge van is seen either in the background or following the car. See more »

Goofs

When Billy and Irving first get the motel room, the door is on the left with beds to the right. The next morning, when Billy trips over grandma's body, the door is on the right and beds to the left. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

In memory of Ryan Dunn appears at the end of the film's credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 73 Questions: 73 Questions with Reese Witherspoon (2014) See more »

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Broken
Written by Don Gallardo, Andrew Squire, Clint Maine, Joe Andrews and Travis Stock
Performed by Don Gallardo
Courtesy of First Floor Story Recordings
By arrangement with Silver Side Productions
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All the world is a film lot
23 October 2013 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

There are three stars in this film, the shining John Knoxville, the stellar fat kid and the bit actors that are American society. Knoxville has undoubted talent and shines throughout disguised as a senior citizen behaving badly as his libido flourishes entering widowhood. The fat kid being his screen grandson who seems to have inherited the granddad's on screen bravado and Knoxville's real world talent. A laugh out loud road movie that circles the underbelly of American society with its tongue and leaves you with a sweet lingering taste of other America on your palate. There is an insight in this comedy and this is that every American appears to be hanging around waiting to be in a movie. All the world is a stage but the USA appears to be a rolling film lot, waiting for the next crew to hit town with all the residents switching to bit part mode at any perceived opportunity. They may not be the brightest stars in this film but the ordinary people do shine and without them the other stars would not seem so bright. Yes its laugh out loud slapstick but the humanity and kindness of the real people give soul to a film that badly handled could have been exploitative and cruel. Go and enjoy it, no animals or Americans where harmed in the making of this film.


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