12 certificateHot Rod is a Film programme that first aired in 2007 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Hot Rod is a 3 star programme

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Hot Rod (2007)

Directed by
Akiva Schaffer

This enjoyable nerdy slapstick comedy, released in 2007, was dreamt up by Saturday Night Live stars Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer.

All his life, Rod Kimble (Samberg, pictured) has been a loser. A schlub who's never achieved anything, who hangs around with his moped and his nerdy pals, he's pushed around by his ex-stuntman stepdad who beats him in every contest. And now stepdad Frank (Ian McShane) is dying. He's short of $50,000 for a heart transplant and that's all the incentive Rod needs.

It will be a stunt to rival those of Evel Knievel: jumping 15 school buses... on a moped. "You're wrong, Frank," says Rod. "I'm not a kid, I'm a man. I am gonna get you better. And then I'm gonna beat you to death!"

This is slapstick from the same overconfident idiot school of comedy as Will Ferrell and Jackass. Worth a look.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 85 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2007

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Andy SambergAndy Samberg...Rod Kimble
Jorma Taccone...Kevin Powell
Image for Bill HaderBill Hader...Dave
Image for Danny R. McBrideDanny R. McBride...Rico
Image for Isla FisherIsla Fisher...Denise
Image for Sissy SpacekSissy Spacek...Marie Powell
Image for Ian McShaneIan McShane...Frank Powell
Image for Will ArnettWill Arnett...Jonathan
Chris Parnell...Barry Pasternak
Chester Tam...Richardson
Mark Acheson...Homeless Dude
Brittany Tiplady...Maggie
Ken Kirzinger...Trailer Guy
Brittney Irvin...Cathy
Alana Husband...Waitress