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Director:
Writers:
Kristofor Brown (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
21 March 2008 (USA) See more »
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You get what you pay for. See more »
Plot:
Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Funnier than I imagined See more (98 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nate Hartley ... Wade

Troy Gentile ... Ryan

Ian Roberts ... Jim

Owen Wilson ... Drillbit Taylor

Casey Boersma ... Chuck

Dylan Boersma ... Nick

Lisa Ann Walter ... Dolores

Beth Littleford ... Barbara

David Koechner ... Frightened Dad

Matt Walsh ... Not for Pot Driver

Janet Varney ... Attractive Woman Driver

Lisa Lampanelli ... Ronnie's Mom
Billy O'Neill ... Dean (as Bill O'Neill)

Shaun Weiss ... Bus Driver
Jordan Valacich ... Cute Girl on Stairs (as Jordan Valley)

Valerie Tian ... Brooke

David Dorfman ... Emmit

Alex Frost ... Filkins

Josh Peck ... Ronnie
Dana Nicole Silver ... Hallway Girl

Leslie Mann ... Lisa

Andrew Caldwell ... Filkins' Buddy
Vincent Malouf ... Another Kid

Mo Gallini ... Male Police Officer on Bluff (as Matt 'Mo' Gallini)

Stacy Arnell ... Female Police Officer on Bluff
David Bowe ... Male Teacher

Tichina Arnold ... Photography Teacher

Cedric Yarbrough ... Bernie

Robert Musgrave ... Stump

Danny McBride ... Don
Joe Wilson ... Homeless Man

Jeff Kahn ... Café Manager
Adam Ho ... Hendrix Kid

Stephen Root ... Principal Doppler
Lauren Glenn ... Bikini Girl
Leslie Ann Lizarde ... Bikini Girl

Rance Howard ... Older Man

Steve Bannos ... Coffee Computer Guy

Da'Vone McDonald ... Hip Hop / Country Bodyguard

Amir Perets ... Mossad Bodyguard

Roger Fan ... Bodyguard With Knives

Cristos ... Tattooed Bodyguard

Adam Baldwin ... Disgruntled Bodyguard

Chuck Liddell ... Himself

Robert Allen Mukes ... Bodyguard (as Robert 'Bonecrusher' Mukes)

Frank Whaley ... Jittery Bodyguard
Erik Stabenau ... Coffee Bean Customer
Aisleagh Jackson ... Barrista

Ellen H. Schwartz ... Susan (as Ellen Schwartz)

Matt Besser ... Pawn Shop Owner

Kevin Hart ... Pawn Shop Employee

Matty Cardarople ... 7-11 Clerk (as Matthew Cardarople)

Sarah Loew ... Johnny Rockets Waitress
James Newmyer ... Sir James

Mary Pat Gleason ... Mrs. Farber
Mary Brill ... School Secretary
Jake Monkarsh ... Mordor Castle Kid
Krista Norwood ... Cute Girl
Alejandra Jordan ... Cute Girl

Cathy Immordino ... Angry Locker Girl
Blaise Garza ... High School Romeo
Julia Roth ... High School Juliet
Eric Rosen ... Drama Teacher

Michael Yama ... Asian Heritage Speaker
Josh Greenberg ... Kid Doing Lice Check

Mary-Pat Green ... Nurse

Vincent Laresca ... Fence
John Kirk ... Emmit's Dad

Hynden Walch ... Emmit's Mom
Christian Pierce ... 7-11 Kid With Candy

Katie Gill ... Hot Girl (as Katharine Gill)

Jareb Dauplaise ... Jareb

Max Van Ville ... Kid With A Drink

Eddy Martin ... Random Kid

Roshon Fegan ... Random Kid

Kyle Kaplan ... Random Kid

Jack Salvatore Jr. ... Random Kid (as Jack Salvatore)

Jerry Minor ... Arresting Police Officer

Barry Sigismondi ... Police Officer at Party

Alex Donnelley ... Filkins' Mom
Steven M. Gagnon ... Filkins' Dad

Steven Brill ... Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rakefet Abergel ... Woman Driver (uncredited)
Christopher L. Antie ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Marc De'Antone ... Pawnshop Customer (uncredited)

Andrew John Ferguson ... Student (uncredited)
Jared Grey ... Guy in Sports Car (uncredited)
Amber Hall ... Brooke's Best Friend (uncredited)

Lindsay Hanzl ... Girl on Rollerblades (uncredited)

Amanda Lee Jacoby ... Popular Girl (uncredited)
William Ramos Jr. ... Student (uncredited)

Austin Rogers ... Kid with Bloody Nose (uncredited)

Shane Ryan ... High School Student (uncredited)
Regan Talleh ... High school kid (uncredited)
Henry T. Yamada ... Asian Prisoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Brill 
 
Writing credits
Kristofor Brown (screenplay) &
Seth Rogen (screenplay)

John Hughes (story) (as Edmond Dantes) and
Kristofor Brown (story) &
Seth Rogen (story)

Produced by
Judd Apatow .... producer
Susan Arnold .... producer
Kristofor Brown .... co-producer
Andrew Epstein .... associate producer
Donna Roth .... producer (as Donna Arkoff Roth)
Desiree Van Til .... associate producer
Richard Vane .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy 
 
Film Editing by
Brady Heck 
Thomas J. Nordberg 
 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Seth Yanklewitz 
 
Production Design by
Jackson De Govia 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Meehan 
 
Set Decoration by
K.C. Fox 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Patch 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen Bettles .... special makeup effects technician
Shana Fruman .... hair stylist
Geraldine Jones .... hair stylist: Mr. Wilson (as Gerry Jones)
Tracy Manzo .... additional makeup artist
Deborah Ann Piper .... supervising hair stylist
Gabriella Pollino .... key hair stylist (as Gabriella Pollino Rodman)
Amy Schmiederer .... key makeup artist
Natalia Senina .... makeup artist
Sherri Simmons .... makeup artist
Christina Smith .... makeup artist: Mr. Wilson
Cindy J. Williams .... supervising makeup artist (as Cindy Williams)
 
Production Management
Tricia Miles .... post-production supervisor
Nadia Paine .... production supervisor
Ellen H. Schwartz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Gill .... second unit director
Courtenay Miles .... second assistant director
Matt Rebenkoff .... first assistant director
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director: second unit
Lynn Struiksma .... second second assistant director
Natalie Van Doren .... second assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Laine Abramson .... additional buyer
Bart Barbuscia .... set dresser
Adam L. Barker .... plaster supervisor
Carlo Basail .... greensman
Rachel Block .... art department production assistant
Jonathan Bobbitt .... lead man
Peggy Casey .... lead set buyer
Susan Chooljian .... art department coordinator
Doug Crawford .... propmaker
Ruaridh Crighton .... prop illustrator
Vincent D'Aquino .... greensman
Chad B. Daring .... set dresser
J. Michael Glynn .... assistant property master
Amanda Hunter .... graphic designer
Kay Kropp .... lead painter
Al Lewis .... set dresser
Sean Mannion .... property master
Rick McLean .... painter
Jeffrey McMahon .... general foreman construction
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer
Steven O'Bannon .... labor foreman
Portia Perry .... gang boss painter
Cynthia C. Rebman .... on-set dresser
Sarah Regan .... painter
Brieann Rich .... construction medic
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator
Bob Skemp .... greensman
Bert Smith .... assistant property master
Nandor Szilagy .... set dresser
Gary Damian Thomas .... storyboard artist (as Gary Thomas)
Maret Wicken .... painter gangboss
Ben Woodworth .... painter
Damon Hight .... construction foreperson (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Deb Adair .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... supervising sound mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Daniel Brock .... utility sound technician
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Mick Davies .... utility sound
Robert Grieve .... sound designer
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... boom operator
David Kelson .... production sound mixer
Susan Kurtz .... dialog editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Ronnie Morgan .... assistant sound editor
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Peck III .... sound re-recordist
Michele Perrone .... adr editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Bud Raymond .... utility sound technician
Kira Roessler .... adr editor
Kira Roessler .... dialogue editor
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor
Joel Shryack .... supervising sound editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Thomas W. Small .... supervising foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Beth Sterner .... sound effects editor
Nancy Tracy .... dialogue editor
Christopher T. Welch .... supervising adr editor
Christopher T. Welch .... supervising dialogue editor
James Wright .... sound consultant: dolby
Dan Yale .... foley editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Jim Ward .... additional re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Arbogast .... special effects technician
Vincent Borgese .... special effects technician
Thomas Mertz .... special effects coordinator (as Tom Mertz)
 
Visual Effects by
Samuel M. Dabbs .... digital compositor
Syd Dutton .... visual effects: Illusion Arts
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer
Collin Fowler .... visual effects coordinator: Illusion Arts
Mathias Frodin .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Heather Holty .... digital laboratory project manager
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects coordinator
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio .... visual effects executive (as Kimberly K. Nelson)
Fumi Mashimo .... animation supervisor: Illusion Arts
Cat Rowe .... digital colorist assist
Robert Scifo .... matte artist: Illusion Arts (as Bob Scifo)
Aaron Snow .... digital supervisor: Illusion Arts
Catherine Sudolcan .... visual effects producer: Illusion Arts
Bill Taylor .... visual effects: Illusion Arts
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Mitch Paulson .... digital colorist assist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunt double: Owen Wilson
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunt double: Ryan
Richard Epper .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Cody Gill .... stunt double: Nate Hartley
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator
Jessie Graff .... utility stunts
Stephi Lineburg .... stunts
Mike Massa .... stunts
T. Ryan Mooney .... stunt double: Frank Whaley
Mark Munoz .... stunt double: kid
Larry Nicholas .... stunt double
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt double: Owen Wilson
Daniel Browning Smith .... stunt double: Alex Frost
Stuart F. Wilson .... stunt performer
Ryan Happy .... stunt double: Owen Wilson (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benny Alvarado .... lighting technician
Michael Bauman .... gaffer
Mike Bonnaud .... assistant chief lighting technician
John T. Connor .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Brandon M. Cox .... film loader
Thomas M. Dangcil .... lighting technician
Michael DiGiovanni .... grip
Greg Fausak .... grip
Patrick D. Fields .... best boy grip: second unit
Stephen Furry .... grip
John-Anthony Gargiulo .... grip
Jeffrey Greeley .... camera operator
Mark Gutterud .... first assistant camera: second unit
Chris Haarhoff .... Steadicam operator
Suzanne Hanover .... unit still photographer
Matt Kubas .... rigging technician
Michael Lyon .... electrician
Richard Mall .... key grip
John Mang .... dolly grip
Bill McConnell Jr. .... second assistant camera
Isaac McKee .... lighting technician
Igor Meglic .... director of photography: second unit
Dan Ming .... additional first assistant camera
Luis Moreno .... lighting technician
Paul Murphey .... key video assist operator
Jason Newton .... b dolly grip
Serge Nofield .... second assistant: a camera
Steve Robertson .... key grip: second unit
Peter Rosenfeld .... Steadicam operator
Peter Rosenfeld .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Savedra .... set electrician
Jeffrey P. Soderberg .... chief rigging electrician
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "a" camera, second unit
Michael Tolochko .... lighting technician
Nicole Turegano .... additional loader
Michael Woodside .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Rakefet Abergel .... casting technology assistant
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
John Garnett .... casting intern
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting assistant
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting director
Jacquelyn Palmquist .... casting assistant
Ruth Salen .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... costume supervisor
Lisa A. Doyle .... costumer: Mr. Wilson (as Lisa Doyle)
Alejandro M. Hernandez .... costumer
Demetricus Holloway .... set costumer
Amy Jo Hoppenfeld .... key costumer
Elaine Perlmann .... assistant costume designer (as Elaine Davis)
Grace Pyke .... costumer
Lisa D. Quercioli .... PR costumer
Danny Vick .... costumer
Andy Visser .... additional costumer
Helen Wilson .... seamstress
Jennifer Antony .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Michael Dillon .... digital intermediate production assistant (as Mike Dillon)
Joe Hathaway .... digital color timer
Brady Heck .... additional editor
Michael Kennedy .... digital intermediate producer (as Mike Kennedy)
Harold Parker .... first assistant editor
Chris Regan .... color timer
Mitch Rosin .... assistant editor
Catherine Rowe .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Lee Wimer .... digital colorist: Efilm
Heather P. Woods .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Adam Blau .... score coordinator
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
George Doering .... musician
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Richard Ford .... music editor
Ran Galor .... assistant music editor
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Brad Haehnel .... scoring mixer
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Greg Loskorn .... music stage manager
Greg Loskorn .... scoring technician
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Jake Monaco .... score coordinator
Mike Nowak .... conductor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Jacques Slade .... music consultant
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Noah Scot Snyder .... pro tools operator (as Noah Snyder)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Erica Weis .... music editor
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Hedy Phil Balani .... driver generator operator
Bryan C. Cawthon .... driver generator operator
John Lybrand .... transportation
Chad Moore .... production driver
Dusty Saunders .... transportation coordinator
David G. Todd .... production van operator
Taylor van Bebber .... transportation: Steven Brill
Don Violett .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jamie Arnold .... second assistant accountant
Ernest Belding .... location scout
Lisa Breitman .... adr voice
Greg Cohen .... assistant: Mr. Apatow
Pam Des Vigne .... lead payroll accountant
Cody Dorkin .... adr voice
Sarah Dryden .... production assistant
Steve Eckelman .... assistant: Mr. Wilson
Rhoda Fine .... studio teacher
Eric Fitzgerald .... titles
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Jessica Franks .... production assistant
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Giovanna Paola Giangregorio .... production secretary
Lisa Goldberg .... assistant: Mr. Apatow (as Lisa Yadavaia)
Dave Graybill .... assistant: Steven Brill
Linda Griffis .... accounting clerk
Rena Hanover .... production assistant
Marie Healy .... key assistant location manager
Ryan Hintz .... second assistant accountant
Heather Holty .... digital laboratory project manager
Lindsay Hudson .... construction medic
Cathy Immordino .... stand-in: Troy Gentile
Alex Kivlen .... key assistant location manager
Gary Kurashige .... on set medic
Catie Laffoon .... production assistant
Lee David Lee .... key assistant location manager
Howard S. Lefstein .... stand-in: Owen Wilson
Beth J. Linden .... production assistant
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager
Michael B. Louis .... key assistant location manager
Haley McLane .... script supervisor: second unit
Leslie Merlin .... production assistant
Jacob Motz .... assistant: Mr. Brill
Tamra Natisin .... set production assistant
Dillon Neaman .... additional set production assistant
Morgan Patterson .... production assistant
Luke Pearsall .... production assistant
Mary Przybylski .... additional production assistant
Chris Raines .... production assistant
Michael Rich .... production assistant
Nicholas Rich .... key set medic
Glen Richard .... production accountant
Eric Rosen .... assistant: Ms. Roth and Ms. Arnold
Kevin Thomas Roy .... additional production assistant (as Kevin Roy)
Diane L. Sabatini .... production executive
Michael Serrano .... set production assistant: second unit
Deborah Simmrin .... unit publicist
Sarah Sprague .... production coordinator
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Jack Stern .... studio teacher
Miker Stovall .... assistant production coordinator
Courtney Sutton .... stand-in
Emily Taylor-Mortoff .... assistant: Ms. Roth and Ms. Arnold
Donna Tegan .... set production assistant
Justin Thaler .... production assistant: Hughes Entertainment
Debbie Tieman .... first assistant accountant
Max Votolato .... Assistant to Production Executive
Tony Whitmore .... production medic
Travis Quentin Young .... adr voice
Keegan Zall .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Jon Poll .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard" - USA (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for crude sexual references throughout, strong bullying, language, drug references and partial nudity
Runtime:
110 min | 102 min (original version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | Germany:12 | Iceland:10 | Iceland:12 (DVD rating) | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #43502)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first (and only) time Seth Rogen has collaborated with someone other than Evan Goldberg, his regular writing partner, on a screenplay.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Ryan:If I don't survive, you should definitely sue Emmit's family.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Chain Hang LowSee more »

FAQ

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Is "Drillbit Taylor" based on a novel?
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69 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
Funnier than I imagined, 20 March 2008
Author: hnd7302 from United States

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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