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
Gross USA: $13,938,332
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $14,334,401
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
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
Why do you call yourself Voltron, Dave?
I don't know, Cathy, maybe because it's *super* badass?
After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more
Spoofs American Anthem
A Gringo Like Me
Written by Carol Danell
& Ernesto Fornai
Performed by Peter Tevis
Courtesy of BMG Ricordi Music Publishing SpA See more