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?
Smack destiny in the face
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content
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3 August 2007 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Az örök kaszkadőr
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Opening Weekend USA: $5,310,711,
5 August 2007, Wide Release
Gross USA: $13,920,741, 23 September 2007
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Rod sings that he does his laundry without pants, and is in his underwear. He then walks into a room, wearing pants. This blooper was intentional, and was planned by Director Akiva Schaffer
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When Rod is asking out the cashier, a drink appears between them when they show Rod, and then disappears. See more
Wow, Rod. I can't believe she said yes.
Yeah Kevin. You've only to believe if you wish to achieve. That rhymed. Unintentional.
Wow. She's really pretty, Rod.
I know, D. But it's more than that me and Kathy. It's emotional. She gets me.
Wow, Rod. I am just green with jealous rage right now!
After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment See more