Hot Rod is a 2007 American 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) continuously mocks and disrespects him. When Frank grows ill, Rod raises money for his heart operation by executing his largest stunt yet. In addition to raising money for the operation, he also does so to win Frank's 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.