"That sounds kind of dangerous," someone replies. But that's the point of "Action Point"!
The movie essentially takes Knoxville's "Jackass" antics and puts them into a theme park setting. He plays the owner of a low-rent amusement park who decides to turn the dial up 11 in order to compete with a bigger high-end park nearby. That means faster rides, more fire, more animals (including a very sharp porcupine), and seemingly unlimited alcohol. It's a recipe for lots of painful fun.
Like "Jackass," the cast actually performs the stunts seen on screen. But now, there's a storyline layered on top of the hijinks.
The movie is loosely based on a real New Jersey place called Action Park, which was shut down after multiple died over the years.
"Action Point" opens in theaters June 1.
D.C. is the crackpot owner of Action Point -- a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum safety for maximum fun. Just as his estranged daughter Boogie comes to visit, a corporate mega-park opens nearby and jeopardizes the future of Action Point. To save his beloved park and his relationship with Boogie, D.C. and his loony crew of misfits must risk everything to pull out all the stops and save the day. Read More