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Jackass: The movie

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Movie propaganda

Do not attempt this at home.

All the jackasses you love from the MTV series are back performing stunts no-one would let them pull off on television.

Johnny Knoxville and his crew of crazies take the concept of the MTV show Jackass - a bunch of guys doing dangerous and disturbing stunts just to see what happens - and turn it into a movie. Here they can get away with more than they could on TV, including a climactic stunt of immense insanity!

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy stunt youth injure pain gross crazy idiot TV

Persons of interest

  • Johnny Knoxville .... Himself
  • Steve-O .... Himself, Sleep-O
  • Bam Margera .... Himself
  • Chris Pontius .... Himself, Party Boy, Bunny The Lifeguard, Roller Bobby, Garbage Man
  • Dave England .... Himself
  • Ryan Dunn .... Himself
  • Jason Acuña .... Himself
  • Ehren McGhehey .... Himself
  • Preston Lacy .... Himself
  • Brandon Dicamillo .... Himself
  • Henry Rollins .... Himself
  • Tony Hawk .... Himself
  • Spike Jonze .... Himself
  • Jess Margera .... Himself
  • Phil Margera .... Himself
  • Chris Raab .... Himself
  • Jeff Tremaine .... Himself
  • Spike Jonze .... Screenwriter
  • Jeff Tremaine .... Screenwriter
  • Johnny Knoxville .... Screenwriter
  • Jeff Tremaine .... Director
  • Johnny Knoxville .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Jackass: The movie official movie sites:
  • Jackass: The movie QuickTime movie trailers
  • FYI: Jackass grew out of a fateful meeting between the minds involved with Big Brother magazine and CKY videos. The original Jackass was launched on MTV: Music Television on 1 October 2000. Despite the success, Johnny Knoxville decided to end the show after 24 episodes, before Tremaine and Spike convinced him to do the film. They spent four weeks filming in Pennsylvania, Oregon and California, two weeks in Florida and Mexico and one week in Japan. With no script, a lot of the best sketches were developed on the spot.
  • NB: Because all shots are with hand-held cameras you might be nauseated by the picture. I know I was. You might also be nauseated by the content of the picture. I wasn't, but I'm not phased by content.
  • See also Dirty Sanchez: The movie, Jackass: The movie 2, Jackass 3d
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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The TV show is named Jackass because that's what Johnny Knoxville and his friends are: jackasses. With each stunt they perform you can hear a voice in your head saying, "What a jackass."

Johnny and his friends all suffer from YDFC Syndrome and they have turned that disability into a money-making venture. Injury, self-mutilation, self-endangerment, petty crime and an unhealthy anal fixation are the watchwords. If this sort of thing interests you, you'll love Jackass. The movie is just a bigger budget and more freedom to swear.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1/16:9 enhanced)
  • Special features:
    • Biographies: Cast and crew
    • Commentaries:
      • Director, Cinematographer, Johnny Knoxville
      • Cast
    • Deleted scenes: (27 minutes)
    • Documentaries: MTV's Making of "Jackass: The movie"
    • Galleries: Photo, poster
    • Music videos:
      • If you're gonna be dumb by Roger Alan Wade, featuring footage from the Jackass TV series
      • We want fun by Andrew WK
    • Out-takes
    • Trailers: Theatrical , promo spots
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Closed captions, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English captions, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Media intelligence (VHS)

  • Special features:
    • Deleted scenes: (27 minutes)
    • Music video
    • Out-takes

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Adult themes)

Surveillance time

85 minutes (1:25 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 27 February 2003
DVD rental: 31 July 2003
VHS rental: 31 July 2003
DVD retail: 13 November 2003
VHS retail: 13 November 2003

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YDFC Syndrome
Stands for "Young, dumb and full of cum".

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