"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
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and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 282014

photo for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa “Jackass” ringleader Johnny Knoxville takes on the personna of 86-year-old Irving Zisman in the story of a crotchety old man unexpectedly saddled with the care of his 8-year-old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll). This pair of troublemakers travel across the heartland of America pulling pranks on unsuspecting, real-life people — male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons — in this “Candid Camera” meets “America’s Funniest Videos” by way of “Borat” production. A huge moneymaker for the franchise. Blu-ray Extras: Behind-the-scenes vignettes, deleted scenes, ” Alternate Reactions from Real People.” Vitals: Director: Jeff Tremaine. Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 91 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $100.020 million, Paramount. 3 stars

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