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?
Originally intended as a vehicle for Will Ferrell
. He received an Executive Producer credit. The Lonely Island re-wrote the script, because it couldn't be read without Ferrell in mind, and Schaffer didn't want the movie to be an impression of Ferrell. See more
Rod's dolphin necklace changes position when he is lying down after having been given CPR by Denise. See more
Tai Chi teaches that if you focus your body and mind you'll be able to perform at the peak of your abilities.
You don't have to call me sensei, Rod.
Got it. Sensei, I have a question: Is there a Tai Chi move that would make a grown man crap his pants and not know why?
I'm not gonna lie to you, Rod. That move does exist. But you're not ready for it yet.
After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more
Features The Long Goodbye
You're the Voice
Written by Andy Qunta
, Maggie Ryder
, Keith Reid
& Chris Thompson
Performed by John Farnham
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label and SONY BMG Music Entertainment (Australia) Pty Limited
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