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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 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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-Garcia ... Hostess (as Grasie Mercedes)
Marilynn Allain Marilynn Allain ... Receptionist
Jack Polick Jack Polick ... Funeral Worker
Spike Jonze ... Gloria
Catherine Keener ... Ellie
Marlon Davis Marlon Davis ... Himself
Quintin Duncan Quintin Duncan ... Himself
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,003,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,831,537
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The production piggybacked off a real estate sale for the scene where Bad Grandpa is selling off his furniture. See more »

Goofs

Billy is reading a notice board which has a number of notices pinned to it, including the Carolina Cutie Pie Pageant flyer. Grandpa pulls the flyer off the board, which should have left a small rip at the top of the flyer. When we cut to a close up, there is no rip. 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

Referenced in Bella and the Bulldogs: Bad Grandma (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So Into You
Written by Darnel Kyle Alexander and Owen Duckworth
Courtesy of APM Music
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A completely wonderful display of human nature in a comedic format.
4 July 2015 | by whoawhoababySee all my reviews

Not much time to say a lot..so I will just say THANK YOU!!! It was brilliant and so hilarious...we laughed our as....s off here! I also liked that there was a good show of humanity and compassion such as in the biker bar scene. I think it takes a lot of courage to be outrageous, to say and do the things the actors did, to unbeknownst people all through the taping of this movie. To put oneself at risk of being beaten up or worse is amazing to say the least. The young lad is certainly a real trooper and future success for more work in the industry! I tip my hat to you all involved and will look forward to many more belly-busting and improvising works of real true comedy in it's most basic form...the unsuspecting receivers! Keep it up and make more stuff! I, we love it!


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