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Bad Grandpa (2013)

R | | Comedy | 25 October 2013 (USA)
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86-year-old Irving Zisman takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy, back to his real father.

Director:

Jeff Tremaine

Writers:

Johnny Knoxville (screenplay), Spike Jonze (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Knoxville ... Irving Zisman
Jackson Nicoll ... Billy
Gregorio Gregorio ... Chuck (as Greg Harris)
Georgina Cates ... Kimmie
Kamber Hejlik Kamber Hejlik ... Doctor
Jill Killington Jill Killington ... Pageant Reporter (as Jill Kill)
Madison Davis Madison Davis ... Juggalo Girl
George Faughnan George Faughnan ... Juggalo Guy
Grasie Mercedes ... Hostess
Marilynn Allain Marilynn Allain ... Receptionist
Jack Polick Jack Polick ... Funeral Worker
Spike Jonze ... Gloria
Catherine Keener ... Ellie
Marlon Davis Marlon Davis ... Self
Quintin Duncan Quintin Duncan ... Self
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Storyline

Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his eight-year-old grandson Billy, in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa". Jackass characters Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places, and situations that give new meaning to the term "childrearing". The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons, and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy. Written by Paramount Pictures PR

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jarrod Brom, one of the segment producers on the film, asked his bride-to-be if she would let the production prank their wedding on the condition that none of their friends and family knew what was going on. She only had two stipulations: that the ceremony itself would not be affected, and that her dress would not be harmed. See more »

Goofs

When the guy comes out of the restaurant to complain and argue with Irving about the penguin, he smiles and laughs several times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy: [at the law office] You know what I wanna be when I grow up?
Lady: What?
Billy: A fisherman. I want to go fishing everyday 'till I'm rich so I can move right next to the jailhouse so I can be close to my mommy. She got arrested for drugs again, so she has to go back.
Lady: I'm sorry to hear that.
[gives Billy an awkward look]
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Crazy Credits

In memory of Ryan Dunn appears at the end of the film's credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Daily Show: Johnny Knoxville (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody
"Just a Gigolo" Written by Irving Caesar, Julius Brammer and Leonello Casucci
"I Ain't Got Nobody" Written by Roger Graham and Spencer Williams
Performed by David Lee Roth
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Laugh Out Loud and Some Surprising Heartwarming Scenes,
1 November 2013 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Bad Grandpa is a good movie with a pretty good storyline and really good performances from those who are acting.Most of the movie is hidden camera as Johnny Knoxville playing an old man is communicating with real people who have no idea they are being filmed for a movie,this works out really well and most of the scenes are full of cringe and it is impossible not to laugh.Johnny Knoxville does a very good job as Irving Zisman,he really got interested in this character and it wasn't until I saw a sign that said Knoxville towards the end of the movie that I had completely forgotten it was Knoxville,he puts on a voice very similar to Stan Lee's and play's a really convincing and strange old man from start to finish.The grandson Jackson Nicoll does a very good job as well,I found his comic timing very impressive for a boy his age.I am not a fan of Jackass but I really enjoyed this movie,though I think Jackass fans will enjoy it,it's different enough for people outside the Jackass audience to enjoy,because the humour isn't just watching people get hurt and there is also a storyline.I would recommend Bad Grandpa to anyone who enjoys hidden camera comedies and just comedy in general.

When his daughter is sent to jail,Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) takes his grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) on a road trip across the country to take him to his irresponsible father.They get up to some crazy antics around complete strangers along the way.

Best Performance: Johnny Knoxville Worst Performance: Georgina Cates


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,055,177, 27 October 2013

Gross USA:

$102,003,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,826,547
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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