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Rod Kimble (Samberg) may not be very smart, but he believes in fighting fair. That is why the self-proclaimed stuntman is prepared to do the most dare-devilish of jumps to raise money for an operation for his abusive stepfather. Once the old man gets better, then he'll get even.
Why Is Hot Rod Rated PG-13?
Hot Rod is rated PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content.
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Wanting to prove himself a man, Rod engages in routine fights with his stepfather that involve weapons along with violent punches, kicks, beatings and property damage. Among other things, Rod’s stuntman activities include failed jumps, road racing, being blown up in an explosion, starting himself on fire and being held underwater until nearly drowned. Graphic descriptions of a stunt accident, a man being hit by a speeding van, his long, painful tumble down the side of a mountain and stunt-related injuries are also shown. Many of his stunts cause angry physical and verbal outbursts from innocent bystanders. Gun use, riot police and rampant looting are also depicted. Along with the graphic depiction of violent gags, the script includes erotic dance moves, numerous crude sexual jokes, bathroom humor and the brief depiction of animal copulation and bestiality. Following a confrontation with his father, Rod goes to the forest where he smokes and drinks. His team is shown with alcohol on several occasions and one team member experiences hallucinations after taking an illegal drug. Crude terms for anatomy, the description of sexual organs, profanities, vulgarities and a sexual expletive are also contained in the script.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Hot Rod races onto DVD with the following bonus extras: a commentary by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone, deleted and extended scenes, an outtake reel, peaks behind-the-scenes and the theatrical trailer. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.