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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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Storyline

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

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The best bodyguard pocket money can buy. See more »

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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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21 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

A friend of Judd Apatow at Paramount told him he had a treatment that John Hughes was never able to finish a script on. He asked Seth Rogen to take a look at it. They made the movie in the tradition of a John Hughes teen comedy. See more »

Goofs

When Drillbit is talking to Don about going to Canada, he says that a ticket would cost roughly about $287, he'd have to throw in $50 for bribing the Mounties and a good winter jacket would cost about $80. He said that the total cost would be $387 all together, but if you add up the cost of the bribe and jacket, which is a total of $130, to the cost of the ticket, $287, the total cost would be $417, not $387. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: [battle rap duel] Yo! Call me whatever you want, but you know I gets busy I'm so badass, I'm the king of Vice City, like the Buddha, I'm Zen, like Beckham I bend, I tell suckers "say hello to my little friend".
Filkins: Hey, meatball, where's your spaghetti? Your rapping's like a nightmare but I don't see Freddy. You best not even try to spit rhymes, dude 'cause when you spit all I ever see is chewed-up food.
Ronnie: Yeah, that's how we roll, that's how we do.
Ryan: Hold on. I know you just didn't go there, I got more...
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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 »

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Spoofs Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Cha Cha Cha
Written by James D'Angelo, Leo Johns, Jimmy Kelleher, Marc Lanjean,
Henri Salvador and Marcel Stellman
Performed by Jimmy Luxury and The Tommy Rome Orchestra
Courtesy of WORK/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "Cha Cha Cha D'Amour (Melodie D'Amour)"
Written by Leo Johns, Marc Lanjean, Henri Salvador and Marcel Stellman
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Wilson's charm keeps "Drillbit" afloat
5 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Drillbit Taylor is the latest Apatow/Frat Pack movie. It isn't great and it isn't awful. Rogen's screenplay disappointed me, he did such a good job on Superbad. This movie will be compared to Superbad and rightfully so. It basically serves as a prelude to Superbad. Owen Wilson does his usual. Wilson's charm and improv skills keep this movie afloat. I think that if this movie was rated R it would have fared better with reviews and box office performance. Overall though its a must see for Frat Pack fans and Wilson fans. I also wish Owen well in his upcoming projects and i hope he is well on the road to recovery.

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