Jackass Number Two
|Jackass Number Two|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jeff Tremaine|
by Johnny Knoxville
|Music by||Sam Spiegel|
|Box office||$84.6 million|
Jackass Number Two is a 2006 American reality comedy film. It is the sequel to Jackass: The Movie (2002), both based upon the MTV series Jackass. Like its predecessor and the original TV show, the film is a compilation of stunts, pranks and skits. The film stars the regular Jackass cast of Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Jason "Wee Man" Acuña, Ehren McGhehey, and Preston Lacy. Everyone depicted in the film plays as themselves. All nine main cast members from the first film returned for the sequel. The film was directed by Jeff Tremaine, who also directed Jackass: The Movie and produced Jackass.
The film was produced by Dickhouse Productions and Lynch Siderow Productions and distributed by MTV Films and Paramount Pictures. The film premiered in theatres on September 22, 2006. The DVD was later released on December 26, 2006. Jackass 2.5, a direct-to-video feature, was made available online on December 19, 2007 and on DVD on December 26, 2007. It contains most of the deleted and unused scenes that were originally shot for Jackass Number Two. The film grossed nearly $85 million worldwide against a production budget of $11.5 million.
Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits. The film opens with an introduction of the primary cast members as they are being chased by bulls in a suburban neighborhood.
List of stunts:
- Puppet Show – Chris Pontius's penis is placed in a puppet in order to entice a snake to bite it.
- The Valentine – Members of the team are lured over to a valentine note on a hotel wall supposedly left by a fan, which hides a spring-loaded boxing glove.
- Firehose Rodeo – Dave England rides a spraying fire hose in a mud pit.
- Bicentennial Bmxing – Johnny Knoxville and Ryan Dunn attempt to use Penny-farthing bicycles to perform modern bike stunts.
- The Strongman – Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera try to put a dildo up Margera's butt using a barbell
- Spike Jonze dresses as an old lady pranking strangers in public.
- The Mini-Loop – Danger Ehren McGhehey attempts to use a Minibike on a miniature loop-the-loop.
- The Brand – Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Ryan Dunn brand the outline of a penis on Margera's ass. Later, Margera shows the results of the brand to his parents.
- Lake Jump – Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius attempt to ride a rocket-powered bicycle over a lake. Mark Zupan and Mat Hoffman also attempt the stunt, Zupan in a modified wheelchair.
- The Fish Hook – Steve-O pierces his cheek with a fish hook and dives in shark-infested waters.
- The Electric Stool – Bam Margera, Steve-O, and Chris Pontius have Wee-Man sit on an electrified stool while Jim Karol attempts to throw cards into Wee-Man's butt crack.
- Dramatic Re-Enactment- Bam Margera recreates the results of a stunt gone wrong with a drawing.
- The Bungee Jump – Wee Man and Preston Lacy are linked together for a bungee jump off a bridge.
- Bad Grandpa – Johnny Knoxville plays a grandpa named Irving Zisman, visiting a food truck with his "grandson," intentionally provoking customers to fight him over his offensive comments and irresponsible behavior.
- The Beehive Limo – Ryan Dunn, Steve-O, Wee Man, Dave England get inside a limo, then Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera dump bees inside of it.
- The Rake Jump – Steve-O Jumps on the end of a rake, hitting himself in the face with the handle.
- Riot Control Test – Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Ryan Dunn get shot with riot control rubber balls.
- Medicine Ball Dodgeball – Bam Margera and the team play dodgeball in the dark with medicine balls.
- The Magic Trick – John Waters and Wee-Man perform a sketch in which Wee-Man "disappears."
- The Gauntlet – Johnny Knoxville, Dave England, and Bam Margera attempt to ride across a skate ramp lined with swinging sandbags thrown by Mat Hoffman and Tony Hawk
- The Toro Totter – Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Bam Margera, and Ryan Dunn sit on seesaws in the center of a rodeo ring while a bull attempts to gore them.
- Butt Chug – Steve-O attempts to chug beer using a tube up his butt.
- The Rocket Cart – Ryan Dunn rides a rocket-powered shopping cart off a ramp into the water.
- The Anaconda Ball Pit – Johnny Knoxville, Wee Man, and Ryan Dunn get in a ball pit with an anaconda.
- The Ice Horse – Ryan Dunn sits on a horse figurine made out of ice with no underwear on, in the hopes that his balls will stick to the ice.
- The Swamp Chute – In a swamp area, Wee-Man deploys a parachute in front of a high-powered fan.
- How to Milk a Horse – Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius masturbate a horse, and Pontius drinks the ejaculate.
- The Big Tire Race – The guys ride down a hill inside giant tires.
- The Leech Healer – In India, Dave England and Steve-O apply leeches to themselves.
- Wind Tunnel – Bam Margera is tricked into doing a stunt that is actually a prank involving his fear of snakes.
- The Fart Mask – Steve-O puts on a helmet connected to a tube that Preston Lacy farts into.
- Big Green Ball – Dave England attempts to ride a big green ball.
- Old Man Balls – Johnny Knoxville, as Irving Zisman, dangles a fake pair of testicles down the leg of his shorts and approaches pedestrians.
- The Switcheroo – Bam Margera pranks his mother, April, by having his father, Phil, slip out of bed in the middle of the night, and sends Preston Lacy dressed as Phil in as a replacement.
- Big Red Rocket – Johnny Knoxville prepares to ride a gigantic rocket.
- Terror Taxi – Danger Ehren is lured into a prank where he thinks he is pranking a random cab driver by posing as a terrorist, but the rest of the gang is pranking him by having Jay Chandrasekhar play a driver who retaliates against the "terrorists." The gang also convinces Ehren to wear a fake beard made out of the group's pubic hair.
- The Bear Trap – Johnny Knoxville puts his hand into a bear trap
The entire main cast from Jackass: The Movie returned for the sequel.
- Johnny Knoxville
- Bam Margera
- Chris Pontius
- Ryan Dunn
- Dave England
- Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña
- Danger Ehren
- Preston Lacy
The film also includes guest appearances by Brandon Novak, Mark Zupan, Brandon DiCamillo, Roger Alan Wade, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Loomis Fall, Lance Bangs, animal experts David Weathers and Manny Puig, Rick Kosick, Spike Jonze and cult film directors John Waters, Jay Chandrasekhar. Professional BMX rider Mat Hoffman and professional skater Tony Hawk participated in stunts. Rap group Three 6 Mafia also appears, as well as HIM singer Ville Valo and NFL star Jason Taylor. Mike Judge, Luke Wilson and Willie Garson are featured in the credits and in deleted scenes.
Stunts including Jackass and Viva La Bam regular Don Vito were also filmed and shown in previews. However, due to the scandal surrounding his arrest just prior to the film's release and the nature of the charges against him, all the scenes involving Don Vito were cut.
Shooting began on January 30, 2006, and ended on June 23, 2006. The Jackass cast refused to divulge where they were filming, out of fear of fans interfering with the filming process. However, they have filmed in India, Australia, England, Moscow and Argentina. A few insights were leaked prior to the movie's release by Steve-O and Bam Margera via Radio Bam and Loveline. Other shootings were Bull Shoals, Arkansas; Key West, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York City, New York; and West Chester, Pennsylvania.
The stunt "How to Milk a Horse" was originally shot for Wildboyz, but was saved for future use. "The idea to drink the horse semen was not actually planned but was "in the back of everyone's mind." To agree to do the stunt, Chris Pontius asked director Jeff Tremaine for a full day off of work, but discouraged doing so since Pontius had missed work the day before. Additionally on screen Chris Pontius stated to Jeff Tremaine "This is going to make up for something bad I'm going to do in the future." This deal was verbally agreed upon and sealed with a handshake; it was also noted that said deal was videotaped for the camera.
Screenings and release
The film had 4 different screenings for fans of Jackass and MySpace users, which was a part of MySpace's "Black Carpet" screening. The screenings took place a few days before the movie was released (possibly August). Some of the screenings also had surprise visits by cast and crew. For example, the Pennsylvania screening had director Jeff Tremaine and cast members Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera.
On June 15, 2006, Yahoo! released the first official teaser for the movie. The stunts in the trailer included Knoxville riding a "rocket bike" off a ramp and a blindfolded Knoxville being rammed by a yak.
Jackass Number Two opened on September 22, 2006, in 3,900 screens at 3,059 theaters. It debuted at number one on its opening weekend with a total gross of $29 million, making $5 or 6 million more than expected by Paramount executives. On its first day in theaters Jackass Number Two matched its $11.5 million production budget. The film grossed an additional $14 million in its second week. Overall the film made $84.2 million worldwide, nearly $10 million more than the original.
On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 63% approval rating from 102 listed critics; the average rating is 5.8/10. The general consensus reads: "Better than any sequel to the movie of a television show has a right to be, Jackass Number Two dares you not to laugh." On Metacritic, the film has a rating of 66 out of 100 based on 23 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". The New York Times awarded Jackass Number Two a Critic's Pick, writing, "Debased, infantile and reckless in the extreme, this compendium of body bravado and malfunction makes for some of the most fearless, liberated and cathartic comedy in modern movies." On Ebert & Roeper, Richard Roeper and guest critic Fred Willard gave Jackass Number Two a "Two Thumbs Up" rating.
The soundtrack was released on September 26, 2006 by Bulletproof Records. The soundtrack features songs that were featured in the movie, and various audio clips from the movie. Among the new songs included in the soundtrack are "Gettin' Fucked Up" – a collaboration between rap group Three Six Mafia and Josey Scott, lead singer of heavy metal band Saliva – and "Backass" – a collaboration between electroclash musician Peaches and Karen O, lead singer of the indie rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The Rated and Unrated DVD versions of the movie were released on December 26, 2006. The rated version includes the 96 minute theatrical release, with bonus features, and the unrated includes extended scenes that were shortened in the original movie. Both DVDs feature commentary by the cast (except Bam Margera), director Jeff Tremaine and cinematographer Dimitry Elyashkevich. The DVD also included 16 deleted scenes removed from the theatrical release, more than 20 additional scenes, 9 TV spots, 8 promotional spots including trailer, gag reel, the uncensored version of Karazy by Chris Pontius and a promotional commercial for the 2006 VMAs. The Making of Jackass featurette is also featured on the DVD.
Jackass 2.5 was a home media version with additional footage. It was released to the Internet at Blockbuster.com and Hulu as a free screening on December 19–31, 2007, and to DVD on December 26, 2007. It includes special features such as: the making of Jackass 2.5, the making of Jackass: The Game, deleted scenes, photo gallery, and additional Terror Taxi footage.
Added stunts include:
- Beauty and the Beast – Preston Lacy and Wee Man recreate the King Kong movie where Lacy painted as King Kong and Wee Man dressed as the damsel in distress and the guys are controlling a toy airplane afterwards Lacy falls off of the port o potty and rolls down a hill. The next day Lacy and Wee-Man retry the stunt again but this time Lacy crushes the planes but soon afterwards Lacy falls of the port o potty and rolls down a hill.
- Phil Margera is trying to eat a meatball but with help from Bam Margera he slingshots the meatball in his father's eye.
- Dizzy Boxing – Dave England and Ehren McGhehey try to box while kneeling of chairs but after they get dizzy England and McGhehey start boxing with Preston Lacy as the Referee and Chris Pontius as England's manager after three rounds of the match McGhehey wins by knockout.
- Butt bead ass Kite – Bam Margera puts anal beads tied to a kite up his anus and attempts to fly the kite with the anal beads at the beach.
- El Matador – Wee Man becomes a matador and attempts to lure a baby bull towards a red kite.
- Bam Margera and Ryan Dunn scare April with a fake bazooka.
- Preston Lacy knocks over a Porta Potty with Bam Margera inside.
- Johnny Knoxville pranks the guys by putting a clamp with a fake crab on their arms.
- Wee-Man scares Ryan Dunn by squiring urine on him with a water gun.
- Human Golf Tee – Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera attempt to hit a golf ball golf off of Ryan Dunn's anus. Later, a man attempts to hit a golf ball off of Bam Margera's zipper.
- Wee-Man and Chris Pontius stand at the golf course getting hit by golf balls.
- Johnny Knoxville sees a doctor to check his prostate. Afterwards, Knoxville urinates in a cup and throws it at Rick Kosick.
- Rattlesnack Salad Toss – Steve-O gets a rattlesnack to bite a balloon taped to his anus.
- Chris Pontius gets bit on the nose by an Alligator Snapping Turtle.
- Shridhar Chillal pours beer on his long fingernails while Steve-O drinks the runoff underneath; afterwards, Steve-O throws up and disgusts some women who watched the act.
- Danger Ehren attempts to sit on a bed of nails with a cobra on top of him while the snake charmers play the flute.
- Preston Lacy gets shot with an ALS on his ass; three hours later, Lacy gets a bruise.
- Cajun Obstacle Course – The guys, dressed as prison inmates, ride skateboards into mud, crawl under barbed wire in mud with crocodiles, run with a high power fan, run through a chute with pigs, get shot with paintballs by professional paint ballers, and attempt to take shots of tobacco spit cups. Bam wins the obstacle course.
- The Test Drive – Irving Zisman is at a car dealership getting a test drive while Clyde Singleton tries to screw up the test drive and argues with the dealer while Zisman runs away afterwards.
- The Deconstruction Site – Zisman is a at construction site and tries to fight with the workers.
- Bam Margera attempts to urinate in a cup and gets it thrown onto his face in front of his mother.
- Mini Motorcyle Mayham – The guys along with Mat Hoffman attempts to ride mini motorcycles at a supermarket and destroy stocks of food riding around the whole store.
- The Poof – Johnny Knoxville puts baby powder on Wee-Man's anus while he tries to fart.
- The Butt Bellows – The guys along with Mike Judge pull blades of grass to see who has the shortest. The loser, Lacy, has the guys use bellows up his anus to try and make him fart.
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