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Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 133 Ratings

Summary: 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?
Runtime: 88 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content.
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 27, 2007
Director Credit
Akiva Schaffer Director
Writer Credit
Pam Brady Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Andy Samberg Rod Kimble
Ian McShane Frank Powell
Isla Fisher Denise
Cast Credit
Alana Husband Waitress
Bill Hader Dave
Brittany Tiplady Maggie
Brittney Irvin Cathy
Chester Tam Richardson
Chris Parnell Barry Pasternack
Danny McBride Rico
Jorma Taccone Kevin Powell
Ken Kirzinger Trailer Guy
Mark Acheson Homeless Dude
Sissy Spacek Marie Powell
Will Arnett Jonathan
Producer Credit
Erin David Associate Producer
Jill Sobel Messick Executive Producer
Jimmy Miller Executive Producer
John Goldwyn Producer
Lorne Michaels Producer
Louise Rosner Co-Producer
Seth Meyers Co-Producer
Will Ferrell Executive Producer
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