Hot Rod is a 2007 American sports comedy film co-written, directed, and starring members of The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer). The film stars Samberg as an amateur stuntman whose abusive step-father, Frank (Ian McShane) mocks and disrespects him. When Frank grows ill, Rod raises money for his heart operation by executing his most biggest stunt yet in order to win his respect. The film also stars Taccone, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Isla Fisher, and Bill Hader. The film was directed by Schaffer (in his directorial debut) and distributed by Paramount Pictures.