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Drillbit Taylor (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 21 March 2008 (USA)
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Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.



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Cute Girl on Stairs (as Jordan Valley)


Homeless veteran Bob 'Drillbit' Taylor manages to enjoy life anyhow and even saves some cash for his dream, an 'all-paid' move to Alaska, even if that may take many years. His dream comes within reach when clever nerd Wade, has fat friend Ryan 'T-dog' and cocky shrimp Jim, all new to high-school, are bullied so badly by emancipated Filkins and his buddies that they advertise for a bodyguard. Only Drillbit seems affordable and not crazy, so he's hired and drains their pocket-money and home content. He's clueless how to protect them but gives them (bogus) self-defense classes. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The best bodyguard pocket money can buy. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual references throughout, strong bullying, language, drug references and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,309,986 (USA) (21 March 2008)


$32,853,640 (USA) (13 June 2008)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Josh Peck played a bully in this film and played a victim of a bully in 'Max Keeble's Big Move' (2001). See more »


When Wade's parents enter the living room to see what was stolen, the window is intact, even though Don had broken it earlier when he was robbing the house. There is no way there was enough time to fix the window in time. See more »


buyer: I tell you what, I'll give you 1,500 for everything.
Don: 1,500? Come on, man. This stuff holds a lot of sentimental value.
buyer: To who?
Don: To the poeple I stole it from.
buyer: I don't care about them. 1,500.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show a scene of a kid walking into the nurses office asking for help (similar to what Drillbit did when he got punched). Drillbit appears as the school nurse, who then asks the kid who punched him and promising him it will "never happen again". See more »


References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »


Bad Ass
Written by Jacques Slade and Lamar Van Sciver
Performed by KU
Courtesy of Park Bench Entertainment
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User Reviews

Just Saw a Sneak Preview - VERY FUNNY!!
26 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I fully intended to not like this movie. I received free tickets from work and took my two boys because I thought they would like it. Owen Wilson was funny and sweet (and looks pretty good naked!) I didn't recognize the three young boys but they were great in their roles. Owen Wilson and Josh Peck were the only two actors I recognized. But I can see the other three boys being cast in other movies like this. They were believable in their roles (as much as the idea of kid's hiring bodyguards could be, on par with missing the plane and staying HOME ALONE. I was pleasantly surprised. All of the actors were great and I was surprised at how the time flew. The ending surprised me it wasn't what I expected at all! I would definitely recommend this movie. Enjoy!

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