Rod Kimble je naiven in neroden mladenič, ki z mamo Marie, mlajšim bratom Kevinom in očimom Frankom živi v majhnem ameriškem mestu. Medtem ko se zaman trudi, da bi si pridobil očimovo spoštovanje, pogreša tudi svojega pokojnega očeta, za katerega je prepričan, da je bil odličen kaskader. Tudi Rod bi rad pokazal svoje kaskaderske sposobnosti, priložnost za to pa se pokaže, ko njegov očim hudo zboli. Da bi zbral denar za njegovo zdravljenje, se Rod odloči uprizoriti izjemen kaskaderski podvig. Mu bo uspelo?
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?