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
After Rod falls down the mountain, the billboard that inspires him to jump the buses advertises skydiving in Parkdale, Washington. Parkdale is a census designated place in the city of Tacoma. The movie was filmed a few hours from the city in BC, Canada. See more »
During Rod's conversation with Denise after he leaps over the trash can and lands in the bushes, Denise is holding her dog on a leash while she speaks with Rod. She later turns when a far off dog barks and says, "Well I gotta go, I gotta feed Buddy." See more »
[putting on stolen hat]
This is my hat now! This is totally my hat!
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After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more »
Heart of Stone
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment See more »
Give it a shot.
Few movies in recent cinematic memory have fit into the category of "Love it or Hate it" as well as this one. Its humor is so varied, oftentimes so random, that you either find it hysterical, or you think it's stupid. Me? I'm going with the former... I think this movie's completely hilarious.
It possesses a goofy, charming quality, and has a lot of moments that left me laughing while asking my wife, "what the hell the was that?" It seems to echo a Family Guy style of humor in that regard. I personally found the characters all pretty likable...the kind of characters you enjoy watching. There was an obvious (and effective) effort to give each character a real personality, quirks and all.
In the end, I suggest you keep an open mind, sit back and enjoy the utter ridiculousness this movie affords you...and I'll bet you find yourself laughing, even if it's in spite of yourself.
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