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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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?
Rod tumbles down the hill for forty-seven seconds. See more
During the scene where all four of the Hot Rod team is
marching down the street and the large crowd forms behind them, you can clearly see a Canadian RCMP car parked at the building in the immediate background. About 5-10 seconds later when it cuts back to the same shot, it has disappeared mysteriously. According to the story, this film takes place in the US state of Washington. See more
[bowing, in a high pitched sing-song voice
Ancestors protect me.
[bows back and sings in a high pitched voice
May they protect you.
After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more
Referenced in Kung Fu Panda
On the Loose
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment See more