Johnny Knoxville is Back in First Trailer for ACTION POINT

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“You're the lifeguard, shouldn't you be facing the water? Nah, let God sort 'em out."

Synopsis: Knoxville stars as D.C., the crackpot owner of a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum safety for maximum fun. Just as D.C.'s estranged teenage daughter Boogie comes to visit, a corporate mega-park opens nearby and jeopardizes the future of Action Point. To save his beloved theme park and his relationship with his daughter, D.C. and his loony crew of misfits risk everything to pull out all the stops - and stunts - making for another wild ride from the star of BAD GRANDPA and JACKASS.

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Director: Tim Kirkby

Writer: John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky

Cast: Johnny Knoxville; Chris Pontius,; Dan Bakkedahl; Matt Schulze; Eleanor Worthington-Cox


Everyone's favorite daredevil Johnny Knoxville is back to his hilariously painful antics in the upcoming comedy Action Point that received a trailer from Paramount Pictures which you can watch below.

The film is loosely based on an actual theme park in New Jersey called Action Park which operated for many years despite its reputation for being poorly designed and under-staffed by poorly-trained employees. In fact, six guests lost their lives throughout the years in accidents ranging from drownings to electrocutions. The real park (fondly called "traction park" or "class-action park") is listed in Wikipedia and you read more about it here - Action Park.

Action Point - Movie Trailer

While the story of the real Action Park is a fascinating yet almost unbelievable look at what theme parks were like before the lawyers and activists got a hold of them, the real-life park serves as the inspiration for Knoxville and crew to continue their painful Jackass-like antics in a film that is actually scripted with Knoxville performing the actual stunts. And from what we see here, it works. Sure, there looks to be plenty of cheap silliness in the script which is probably more of a rough outline than an actual meaningful script, but I have to admit that I did laugh out loud and some of the pranks and pratfalls.

Joining Knoxville in the wild-ass antics of Action Point are Chris Pontius, Dan Bakkedahl, Matt Schulze, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Johnny Pemberton, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Joshua Hoover, Conner McVicker, and Eric Manaka.

Here's a look at the hilarious first trailer for Action Point:

 And here's a fascinating documentary about the actual Action Park theme park in New Jersey where people who visited discuss their time at the park:

Action Point - Movie Trailer

Action Point does not yet have an official one-sheet poster, but as soon it is released we'll have it here. neither has it been rated by the MPAA, but it is probably fairly safe to expect an R rating.

Action Point will launch itself into theaters this summer on June 1.

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