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
See all certifications »
3 August 2007 (USA)
See more »
Also Known As:
Az örök kaszkadőr
See more »
Opening Weekend USA: $5,310,711,
5 August 2007, Wide Release
Gross USA: $13,920,741, 23 September 2007
See more on IMDbPro »
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
See full technical specs
Did You Know?
During the filming of the opening scene, where Rod attempts jumping over the bus, the stuntman playing Rod actually broke his leg. 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
Hey, Rod, what's that song about a grandma getting run over by a reindeer?
"Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer"?
After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more
Referenced in Storks
See Myself Inside
Written by David Petovar & Keith Spalding
Performed by Keith Spalding
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource See more