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.

Director:

Akiva Schaffer

Writer:

Pam Brady
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Samberg ... Rod Kimble
Jorma Taccone ... Kevin Powell
Bill Hader ... Dave
Danny McBride ... Rico
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
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Storyline

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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Smack destiny in the face

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The gag in which the syllable WH was enunciated was inspired by a skit from the album "Moment of Truth" by the hip-hop group Gang Starr (Guru & DJ Premier). See more »

Goofs

In the scene before Rod attempts to jump the pool, he is talking to Denise and there appears to be a towel next to the ramp. However, when he gets to the top of the ramp the towel is missing. See more »

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Dave: He's going in circles!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more »

Connections

Spoofs American Anthem (1986) See more »

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Love Chaser
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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Funniest movie in a long time
23 July 2007 | by SophieKowalskiSee all my reviews

I saw Hot Rod a while ago at a screening and I have to say it is the most funny movie ever. This is the way comedy should be. Free, Silly and Funny. The jokes are just fresh and the actors are great. Andy Samberg is great as the leading man but the supporting cast (Bill Hader, Ian Mcshan, Chris Parnell, Jorma Taconne and Will Arnett) also really stand out. Besides from the jokes the action is enjoyable too. I heard people comparing it to Napolion Dinamite but I can't see that. It has his own vibe and is not really comparable with any movie. The style is a bit more rawer than the usual comedy and that makes it original. I highly recommend to go see it if you want a good laugh! If you are a Lonely Island fan you will not be disappointed. It has the same silliness. Nothing but Love for this movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,310,711, 5 August 2007

Gross USA:

$13,938,332

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,353,654
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