Hot Rod

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Akiva Schaffer
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

Kevin. Did we reinforce

the take-off ramp?

Nah, we didn't have time.


Soul of an eagle.

Oh, sh*t.

Are you okay?

What's up, little riders?

I'm jumping the public pool tomorrow.

Eat some smoke!

That's just a sample.

See you there.

Pink grapefruit.


- Toasted marshmallow.

- Yes.

Finish her off.


Psych! Very Cherry.

A hundred straight.

I'm gonna go drop some dumpage.

- Voltron?

- That's me.

- Hi, Dave.

- How you doing, Cathy?

Why'd you call yourself Voltron?

I don't know.

Maybe 'cause it's super badass.

- You're weird.

- Hells, yeah, I am.

Yoo-hoo, shitheads.

I just found a bag of fireworks

in the men's restroom.

Would you guys like to light them off?

All right, boys. Prepare to be dazzled.

Jumping the pool tomorrow!

God damn. Rod!

Mom? Have you seen my hip pads?

In the kitchen.

Rod, maybe you shouldn't fight Frank

this week.

You know, you could rest up

for the jump tomorrow.

Relax, Kev. I'm gonna win this time.

I did, like, 40 crunches yesterday.

What is it with you two, anyway?

You wouldn't understand, Kevin.

He's your real dad

so he automatically loves you.

But he's my stepdad. I have to earn it.

Ancestors, protect me

May they protect you




Never sneak up on a man

who's been in a chemical fire.

- Sorry.

- On your feet.

What's this?

Rhodesian fighting sticks.

Very, very lethal.

Rhodesian. Of course.

Come on.

You are pathetic!

Stop, stop, I give up! I give up!


No, Frank!

Play the victim,

and you will be the victim.

Very good, Frank.

Very impressive. Ultimate punch!

I'm gonna knock

that ridiculous mustache

right off your face.

All great men have mustaches, Frank.

Yeah, but real men actually grow them.

You know I have a hormone disorder!

You'll see, Frank.

One day, I'll punch you right in the face,

and then you'll respect me.

I'll believe it when I see it, muchacho.

Take out the trash.

Nailed it.


- Denise!

- Hey!

How's it going?


Great. Everything's going super great.

You look different.

Oh, really? Well, it's been a while.

You look...

You look pretty much exactly the same.

Yeah. Thanks.

And I see you're still doing your stunts.

Big time.


Here. Peep the strategy.

You're jumping the pool? Wow!

Yeah, it's the real deal.

You should come.

Maybe I will. Thanks.


Well, I gotta go. I gotta feed Buddy,

but very nice to see you, Rod.

Yeah, you too.

You look pretty.

What did you say?

I said you look shitty.

Good night, Denise.

Hey, Pop.

It's me, Rod.

I sure wish you were alive.

You'd tell me how much you respect me

and we'd do stunts

and grow mustaches together.

You may have died

an anonymous stuntman,

but you live on through me.

I miss you, Daddy.

Hey, Rod?

Get out!

All right, everybody,

let's clear the pool.

There's gonna be a jump.

Come on, seriously, guys.

It's gonna be pretty amazing.

Okeydoke, Rod. It's regulation size.

Thanks, Rico.

Hey, have you seen Kevin anywhere?

He's not here.

What do you mean he's not here?

He's team manager.

- He has to be here.

- I know, right?

Richardson, out of the pool. Let's go.

No can do, Dave.

Come on, Richardson.

You're being a tool, man.

There is no tool in this pool.

And I'd happily get out,

if you let me join your crew.

You can't join the crew, Richardson.

You don't do anything.

Oh, don't I?

You like what you see?


Denise. Hey.

Looks exciting.

Is there anything I can do to help?

Oh, no, it's cool.

Stop it!

I think my crew's got it

pretty much covered.


- Good luck.

- Don't worry, Denise.

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