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Hot Rod (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 3 August 2007 (USA)
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Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

Director:

Akiva Schaffer

Writer:

Pam Brady
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Samberg ... Rod Kimble
Jorma Taccone ... Kevin Powell
Bill Hader ... Dave
Danny McBride ... Rico
Isla Fisher ... Denise
Sissy Spacek ... Marie Powell
Ian McShane ... Frank Powell
Will Arnett ... Jonathan
Chris Parnell ... Barry Pasternack
Chester Tam ... Richardson
Mark Acheson ... Homeless Dude
Brittany Tiplady ... Maggie
Ken Kirzinger ... Trailer Guy
Britt Irvin ... Cathy
Alana Husband ... Waitress
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Smack destiny in the face

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az örök kaszkadőr See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,310,711, 5 August 2007

Gross USA:

$13,938,332

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,334,401
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Prior to the film's release, The Lonely Island (comprised of Samberg, Taccone, and Schaffer) promoted the film with interstitials during Comedy Central movie marathons. In the promos, the trio attempted to convince viewers that Hot Rod was the story of a sex-offender, "he does stunts to raise money to sex-offend." See more »

Goofs

Right before Rod goes down the hill on his wheeled sled, Denise's hands alternate between being in her back pockets and hanging by her sides in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Cathy: Why do you call yourself Voltron, Dave?
Dave: I don't know, Cathy, maybe because it's *super* badass?
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more »

Connections

Spoofs American Anthem (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

A Gringo Like Me
Written by Carol Danell & Ernesto Fornai
Performed by Peter Tevis
Courtesy of BMG Ricordi Music Publishing SpA
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Funny? Hell Yeah.
25 July 2007 | by thekiltedhammerSee all my reviews

My wife and I saw a screening of Hot Rod. From some the comments posted here I thought we were going to be bored. Nothing could have been further from the truth. This film was really funny! So funny, that I'm wondering if the people who say they hated it actually saw the same film. No, its not fine art, its a summer comedy, and it delivers plenty of laughs. I am middle-aged guy whose not into early Adam Sandler, or Napoleon Dynamite type comedies, and this movie had me laughing hard. Sure, not at every single joke, but at most of them. If you are into absurdest humor, or enjoyed movies like Hot Fuzz, or Super Troopers, you'll find plenty to enjoy. P.S. My wife liked it too.


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