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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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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

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$32,853,640 (USA) (13 June 2008)
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Although Wade has a stepdad in this film, there is no mention of his biological father. See more »

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When the three boys are sitting in Principal Doppler's office telling him what happened to them by Filkins, he is leaning against the door. He walks in and a person with a checkered shirt (Ronnie?) is walking in following behind him, but then disappears from the scene. See more »

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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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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

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What Doesn't Kill You Hurts Like Hell
Written by Lyle Workman
Performed by Lyle Workman
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Funnier than I imagined
20 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently went to see the sneak preview Tuesday, going in I thought it'll be so-so in the humor department. This isn't a smart make you think comedy, but it had heart in the right places and it was very funny none the less. It has a few plot holes, but nothing too obvious to the viewer.

I really enjoyed watching the characters, Owen Wilson is really great at these types of comedies. In the end though I've got to say that the kids they casted really stole the show. They fit their roles perfectly.

In the end all I can say is that this movie is redemption for geeky fresh meat everywhere.


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