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Release Date:
25 October 2013 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Lewd, crude, tasteless - and incredibly fun. See more (162 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Johnny Knoxville ... Irving Zisman

Jackson Nicoll ... Billy
Greg Harris ... Chuck

Georgina Cates ... Kimmie

Kamber Hejlik ... Doctor
Jill Kill ... Pageant Reporter
Madison Davis ... Juggalo Girl
George Faughnan ... Juggalo Guy

Grasie Mercedes ... Hostess
Marilynn Allain ... Receptionist
Jack Polick ... Funeral Worker

Spike Jonze ... Gloria

Catherine Keener ... Ellie
Marlon Davis ... Himself
Quintin Duncan ... Himself
Diyonte George ... Himself
Anthony Lanier ... Himself
Joseph Richmond ... Himself
Christopher Smiley ... Himself
Steve Harris ... Himself

David Barbour ... Himself
Brett Allison Panzik ... Himself
Brittany Mumford ... Herself
Taylor Goldschmidt ... Herself
Peyton Lytle ... Herself
Brenna Gaskin ... Herself
Taylor Hammond ... Herself
Emily Fortenberry ... Herself

Kassidy Hejlik ... Herself (as Kassidy Sandra Hejlik)
Olivia Aldridge ... Herself
Tatum Perrine ... Herself

Abigail Weissert ... Herself
Madelyn Weissert ... Herself
Sara Jenkins ... Herself
Brandi Alden ... Herself

Meg Crosbie ... Pageant Contestant (as Christine Crosbie)

Blythe Barrington-Hughes ... Herself
Lilly Beaver ... Herself
Keri Chapin ... Herself
Isabella Crenshaw ... Herself
Emily Celeste ... Herself
Azel C. Colston Jr. ... Himself
Jimmy L. Gates ... Himself
Azel Bolden ... Himself
Lacretia T. Bolden ... Herself
Lucretia Bolden ... Herself
Pamelia Tyree-Carr ... Herself
Marvin Colston ... Himself
Morris Cammon ... Himself
Chester Curry III ... Himself
Carlton Lee Fellows ... Himself
Verlina Kirk ... Herself
Charles Lockett ... Himself
Shawn Long ... Himself
Kofi Washington ... Herself

Lisa Maley ... Herself

Directed by
Jeff Tremaine 
 
Writing credits
Johnny Knoxville (screenplay) &
Spike Jonze (screenplay) &
Jeff Tremaine (screenplay)

Johnny Knoxville (story) &
Spike Jonze (story) &
Jeff Tremaine (story) &
Fax Bahr (story) &
Adam Small (story)

Produced by
Jarrod Brom .... segment producer
Sean Cliver .... co-producer
Robert R. Durbin .... segment producer (as Rob Durbin)
Dimitry Elyashkevich .... co-producer
Derek Freda .... producer
Volney Howard .... post producer (as Volney Howard IV)
Greg Iguchi .... line producer
Spike Jonze .... producer
Johnny Knoxville .... producer
Knate Lee .... associate producer (as Knate Gwaltney)
Barry Owen Smoler .... associate producer
Trip Taylor .... executive producer
Jeff Tremaine .... producer
Craig W. van Gundy .... associate producer
Jennifer Welsh .... associate producer
Greg Wolf .... associate producer
Shanna Zablow .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kool G. Murder  (as Koool G. Murder)
Sam Spiegel 
 
Cinematography by
Lance Bangs 
Dimitry Elyashkevich (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Seth Casriel 
Matt Kosinski 
Matthew Probst 
 
Casting by
Justine Arteta  (as Justine Baddeley)
Kim Davis-Wagner 
 
Art Direction by
J.P. Blackmon 
 
Costume Design by
Lindsey Kear 
 
Makeup Department
Greg Funk .... special makeup effects artist (as Gregory C. Funk)
Tony Gardner .... special makeup designer
Glen Hanz .... special makeup effects artist
Will Huff .... special makeup effects artist
Timothy Huizing .... makeup effects
Timothy Huizing .... project supervisor: Alterian Inc.
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects artist
Kevin Kirkpatrick .... special makeup effects artist
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist
Stephen Prouty .... lead makeup effects artist
Laurel Randolph .... special makeup effects artist
Aaron Romero .... makeup effects
Jack Santry .... makeup effects/finance manager: Alterian, Inc.
David Smith .... make-up effects: Alterian, Inc.
Justin Stafford .... wig maker
Ken Banks .... makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
Bryan Christensen .... makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
Lilo Tauvao .... makeup effects technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Eben Davidson .... production executive
Derek Freda .... unit production manager
Jesse Hoy .... post-production supervisor
Sarah Morse .... production supervisor
Betsy Megel .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicki Goldsmith .... second second assistant director
Joe Osborne .... first assistant director (as Joe Oz Osborne)
Matthew Wilson Ross .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Calderon .... lead person
Ryan Daly .... props
Guy Hietala .... painter
La Jesse J. Jones .... prop maker
Michael Kassak .... lead man
Michael Kassak .... lead person
John Kizy .... props
Scott Manning .... property master
Noguera Joseph .... props
James Peattie .... construction coordinator
Marcel A. Restrepo .... props
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Jason Bales .... dolby sound consultant
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... sound effects editor (as Edmond J. Coblentz)
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Ellis .... dialogue and foley editor (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
Seamus Frawley .... boom operator
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Beau Hodges .... boom operator: additional unit
Cordel Mansfield .... sound mixer (as Cordell Mansfield)
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Gabriel J. Serrano .... mix technician
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Patrick Stoltz .... mix engineer (as Pat Stoltz)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
 
Special Effects by
Ryan Arndt .... special effects technician
Steve Austin .... special effects foreperson
Roland Blancaflor .... special effects technician
Peter A. Chevako .... puppeteer
Ryan D. Compton .... special effects technician
Michael Gaspar .... special effects foreperson
Jeremy Hays .... special effects technician
Michael Kay .... special effects foreperson
Jeff Khachadoorian .... special effects technician
Arni Peterson .... special effects technician
Elia P. Popov .... special effects supervisor
Ryan Senecal .... special effects technician
John Shea .... special effects technician
James G. Thomas .... special effects technician
Omar Torres .... special effects technician
Mario Vanillo .... special effects foreperson
 
Visual Effects by
Johannes Gamble .... visual effects
Josh Lingenfelter .... main title design
Karen M. Nichols .... flame artist
Rene Simen .... flame artist
 
Stunts
Charles Grisham .... stunt coordinator
Chris Papajohn .... water safety
Marc Scizak .... stunts
Marc Selzak .... water safety
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Oscar Albuerne .... hidden camera: consultant
Donny Anderson .... camera operator
Phillip 'Felix' Arceneaux .... digital imaging technician (as Felix Arceneaux)
Michael Ashe .... first assistant photographer
Lance Bangs .... camera operator
Carston Bell .... aerial camera operator
Heather Brown .... additional camera operator
Darwin Montana Browne .... first company grip (as Darwin Browne)
Jeffrey Chin .... electrician
Roger Chingirian .... electrician
Sean Cliver .... still photographer
William Clouter .... dolly grip operator
James Coffin .... second company grip
Sean Cross .... hidden camera tech
Tana Dubbe .... first company grip
Colby Festner .... first assistant photographer: hidden camera
Shun Goldin .... grip
Daniel Hanych .... first assistant photographer
Scott Hatley .... grip
Tom Heigl .... additional camera operator
Lukas Hencei .... electrician (as Lukas Hencey)
Matt Horochowski .... dolly grip operator
Trevor Houghton .... electrician
Kevin Knotts .... helicopter camera pilot: aerial unit
Andrew Korner .... chief lighting technician: assistant
Rick Kosick .... camera operator
Andrew Laboy .... additional camera operator
Chris Leidholdt .... second company grip
Sherwin Maglanoc .... first assistant photographer: hidden camera
Nicole Jannal Martinez .... additional camera operator
Jason McCormick .... director of photography: additional unit
Erik Messerschmidt .... chief lighting technician
Paul Metcalf .... first assistant photographer
Steven J. Mikolas .... video assist
Kenneth J. Miles .... hidden camera supervisor
Matthew Thomas Moles .... grip
Domenic Pacino .... rigging gang boss
Matthew Perry .... grip
Michael Popa .... hidden camera supervisor
James H Razo .... hydrascope operator
Sacha Riviere .... digital imaging technician
Austin Rock .... first assistant photographer
Teva Shingler .... hidden camera tech
Jason Sutton .... crane technician
Tyler Swain .... camera operator
Scott Uhlfelder .... second assistant photographer
James D. Wall .... camera operator (as James David Wall)
James D. Wall .... camera operator: additional unit
Fritz Weber .... grip
Mark Wojciechowski .... grip
Eric Wolfinger .... digital imaging technician
 
Animation Department
Josh Lingenfelter .... animator: opening sequence
 
Casting Department
Tara Feldstein .... casting: North Carolina (as Tara Feldstein Bennett)
Freya Krasnow .... casting associate
Chase Paris .... casting: North Carolina
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tashiba Jones-Wilson .... costumer
Jill Machlis .... costumer
Caroline Patterson .... costume supervisor
Margaret Rogers .... costume supervisor
Kim Shek .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Susan Alexander .... digital intermediate producer (as Sue Alexander)
Darya Bakhtiar .... assistant editor
Jay Brady .... non-linear digital assistant
Greg Broderson .... non-linear digital assistant
Rob Broderson .... non-linear digital assistant
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate colorist
Andy Johnson .... non-linear digital assistant
Michael Keenan .... non-linear digital assistant
George Koran .... digital intermediate assistant colorist
Melissa Lichtle .... non-linear digital assistant
Jon Mauldin .... non-linear digital assistant
Ann Nakamoto .... non-linear digital assistant
Jose Parra .... digital intermediate supervisor
Angelique Perez .... digital intermediate producer
Lacey Reilly .... assistant editor
Don Swedo .... post-production coordinator
 
Location Management
Kevin Funston .... location manager
 
Music Department
Nicole Garcia .... musician
Ben Hochstein .... music supervisor
Kool G. Murder .... orchestra conductor (as Koool G. Murder)
Kool G. Murder .... orchestrations (as Koool G. Murder)
Kool G. Murder .... recording and mixed by (as Koool G. Murder)
Tim O'Sullivan .... recording and mixed by
Sam Spiegel .... orchestrations
Sam Spiegel .... recording and mixed by
 
Transportation Department
George Bolton .... transportation
James Lemus .... driver
Norma Leonard .... transportation office assistant
Esteban Munoz .... mechanic
Mario Simon .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Amanda Adelson .... assistant: to Mr. Tremaine
Rudy Aguilar .... production assistant
Gregory John Barbera .... production assistant
Derek Beamer .... production assistant
Michael Belmonte .... production assistant
Holly Bertelsen .... production assistant
Adam Bradley .... coordinator: Paramount Pictures
Anthony Burrell .... choreographer
Jason Childers .... production assistant
Jennifer Clark .... production accountant
Emily Critcher .... production assistant
Jonathan Dockery .... production assistant
Kyle Ellis .... production assistant
Ben Ellmann .... logger
Paul English Jr. .... production assistant
Luz Kaiolani Feliciano .... production assistant
Molly Ferguson .... production secretary
Stephanie M. Flores .... travel secretary
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Ronald Foster .... production assistant
Christopher Fox .... production assistant
Turner Hill .... production assistant
Colin Jones .... office production assistant
Anne Kennedy .... production assistant
Jennifer Klatt .... first assistant accountant
Eloy Lara .... medic (as Eloy Lara Jr)
Norma Jean Leonard .... production assistant
Cambrie Littlefield .... consultant: beauty pageant
Phillip Lorenz .... production assistant
Joe Magrey .... production assistant
Joey Mangano .... assistant: to Mr. Freda
Terrence Martin .... production coordinator (as Terrence Colgan Martin)
Ryan Neal .... production assistant
Shawn Norris .... production assistant
Maureen O'Reilly .... payroll accountant
Catherine Olazabal .... craft service
Andrea Palladino .... office production assistant
Daniel A. Parker .... assistant production coordinator
Kelci Parker .... assistant: to Mr. Jonze
Ryan Parker .... production assistant
Jeffrey Porter .... medic (as Jeffrey Doc Porter)
Chris Raab .... production assistant
Jeffrey Raines .... studio teacher (as Jeff Raines)
Lynn Raines .... studio teacher (as Lynn Raines-Levy)
Brian Runnels .... production secretary
Aaron Sessions .... layout board
Lindsey Shupe .... production coordinator
Zach Shupe .... production assistant
Kris Smith .... script supervisor
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Jonathan Stephenson .... office production assistant
William H. Stewart Sr. .... Manager of Production Safety
Kelly Thewlis .... production assistant: Cleveland location
Lauren Turnbull .... production assistant
Patrick Vear .... production assistant
Roger Alan Wade .... researcher
Tanner Williams .... production assistant
Brook Worley .... Studio Production Coordinator
Shad Yassini .... production assistant
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Alan .... the producers wish to thank
David Baucom .... the producers wish to thank
Dave Becky .... the producers wish to thank
Charlie Baker Casriel .... the producers wish to thank
Emerson Cliver .... the producers wish to thank
Bill Davis .... the producers wish to thank
Aaron Dudley .... the producers wish to thank (as Aaron 'Mojo' Dudley)
Ryan Dunn .... in memory of
Russ Edwards .... special thanks
Brad Freeman .... the producers wish to thank
Bill Gerber .... the producers wish to thank
Fernando Hernandez .... the producers wish to thank
Bryce Karasawa .... the producers wish to thank
Bryan Lourd .... the producers wish to thank
Bonnie Miller .... the producers wish to thank
Anil Nayyar .... the producers wish to thank
Chris Newman .... the producers wish to thank
Bobby Pura .... the producers wish to thank
Amy Reiley .... the producers wish to thank
Danielle Risch .... the producers wish to thank
Caitlin Rondoe .... the producers wish to thank
Ben Seidman .... the producers wish to thank
Bob Taflinger .... the producers wish to thank
Anthony Tambakis .... the producers wish to thank
Angel Vasquez .... the producers wish to thank
Chrysta Wilson .... the producers wish to thank
Amy Ferguson Wolf .... the producers wish to thank
Bill Zotti .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use.
Runtime:
92 min | 102 min (Unrated)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:16 (original rating) | Brazil:14 (re-rating on appeal) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Germany:12 | Ireland:16 | Japan:PG12 | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:16 (extended cut) | New Zealand:R16 | Peru:14 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:16 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #48610)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Despite his young age, Jackson Nicoll mostly remained in-character during filming.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
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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Soundtrack:
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Lewd, crude, tasteless - and incredibly fun., 16 January 2014
Author: shawneofthedead from http://shawneofthedead.wordpress.com/

In a world overrun by forgettable, banal reality television, Jackass has distinguished itself as a franchise with unexpected staying power. Who would have thought that a television show about pulling pranks on unsuspecting members of the public would go on to dominate the silver screen as well? That's precisely what Johnny Knoxville and his compatriots have done, however. Bad Grandpa marks the Jackass crew's fourth foray into the realm of feature films. The movie is itself more ambitious than its predecessors, betting that one character - an apparently doddering 86-year-old man - can carry an actual plot and an enormous arsenal of pranks. Surprisingly, it's a gamble that pays off: Bad Grandpa is frequently as funny as it is in bad taste.

The ostensible plot of it all goes something like this: Irving Zisman (Knoxville) is saddled with his grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) when his flaky daughter is sent to prison and his wife Ellie (Catherine Keener - yes, really!) passes away. Resolving to palm his grandson off to his ne'er-do-well son-in-law, Irving embarks on a road trip across America - an adventure that takes them from strip club to diner, from funeral to beauty pageant, and everything in between. Along the way, they meet people from all walks of life: most of them unsuspecting, several of them kind, all of them pretty good sports.

Much of the thrill of watching Bad Grandpa comes from knowing that it is a hidden-camera comedy - one that draws its greatest laughs and amusement from people who have no clue that Irving isn't actually a senior citizen. Many of the pranks border on the tasteless (Irving gets a crucial body part caught in a vending machine, grandpa and grandson engage in a flatulence contest in a diner with disastrous results), but the horrified looks on the faces of innocent passers-by make it all work. There are even some moments of inspired comic genius: chiefly, the set-pieces that take place in a strip club and at a beauty pageant. (To spoil you any further, dear reader, would be criminal.)

It takes a pair of seasoned performers not to crack and give the game away. Knoxville, of course, has years of experience and bodily injury under his belt, and he is astonishingly good at playing a bawdy old man with very few social (and some might say moral) filters. The great surprise is Nicoll, a child with the most perfectly deadpan of faces - he's hilariously convincing whether he's asking a complete stranger to adopt him or re-enacting a scenario reminiscent of Abigail Breslin's wildly inappropriate grind-bump dance in Little Miss Sunshine.

This is - evidently - very far from great cinema, even though director Jeff Tremaine does actually manage to sneak a little more sentiment and plot into the film than you might expect. But great cinema does not always equate into a fun, brainless night out at the cinema - which Bad Grandpa, if you set your expectations as low as they can go, will almost indubitably provide you.

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