Hot Rod

Hot Rod (2007)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Comedy  |   Release Date - Aug 3, 2007  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Hot Rod is a 2007 American comedy film co-written, directed, and starring members of The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer). The film stars Samberg as an amateur stuntman whose abusive step-father, Frank (Ian McShane) continuously mocks and disrespects him. When Frank grows ill, Rod raises money for his heart operation by executing his largest stunt yet. In addition to raising money for the operation, he also does so to win Frank's respect. The film also stars Taccone, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Isla Fisher and Bill Hader. It was directed by Schaffer (in his directorial debut) and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film was originally drafted by Pam Brady (who retains full writing credit) as a vehicle for Saturday Night Live star Will Ferrell, but the project never commenced. Lorne Michaels convinced Paramount to let The Lonely Island, who were growing famous for their work on SNL, take over the film. The group subsequently re-wrote the film with a heavy emphasis on offbeat surreal humor. The film was shot in Vancouver over the summer of 2006. The film's soundtrack was composed by ex-Yes guitarist, Trevor Rabin, and the film features several songs by the Swedish rock band Europe. Hot Rod opened on August 3, 2007 and was a box office failure, grossing only $14 million of its $25 million budget. As the film's producers predicted, it received mixed reviews, criticizing the film's script and humor. Despite this, the film has in recent years experienced a cult following due to its unconventional humor.

Movie Info

Box Office

$14,353,654

Themes

Tags

Brother Brother Relationship, Cult, Frank, Man Child, Motorcycle, Rod, Slacker, Stepfather Stepson Relationship, Swimming Pool

Attributes

Filming Location: Coquitlam, Vancouver
Narrative Location: British Columbia

Alternate Titles

Anh Chàng Siêu Quậy
VN
Az örök kaszkadőr
HU
Flipado Sobre Ruedas
SV
Flipado sobre ruedas
ES
Hot Rod
AU, CA, FR, IN, IL, IT, MX, NL, PH, SG, ZA, SE, GB, US
Hot Rod - Brincando el Destino
CL
Hot Rod - Loucos Sobre Rodas
BR
Hot Rod - Mit Vollgas durch die Hölle
DE
Hot Rod - Saltando el destino
AR
Hot Rod - Uno svitato in moto
IT
Karštos sėdynės
LT
Kaskader Rod
SI
Leteći kaskader
RS
Narwaniec
PL
Pirát silnic
CZ
Piráti ciest
SK
Rod le dangereux
CA
Rod Radical
PT
Tam Gaz
TR
Vlakascader
GR
Βλακασκαντέρ
GR
Лихач
RU
Луда глава
BG
Род-каскадер
UA
ホット・ロッド めざせ!不死身のスタントマン
JP
瘋狂飛車手
TW
핫 로드
KR