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Drillbit Taylor (2008) Poster

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John Hughes' final film as a writer before his death in 2009. As in Beethoven (1992) and Maid in Manhattan (2002), he requested his name be removed (since so much was changed between script and movie), and is credited as Edmond Dantès, title character of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
The first and only time Seth Rogen has collaborated with someone other than Evan Goldberg, his regular writing partner, on a screenplay.
A friend of co-Producer Judd Apatow, at Paramount Pictures, told him he had a script treatment that John Hughes was never able to finish. He asked Seth Rogen to take a look at it. They made the movie in the tradition of a John Hughes teen comedy.
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Alex Frost (Filkins) and Josh Peck (Ronnie) actually crashed the car while filming the chase scene with Nate Hartley (Wade), Troy Gentile (Ryan), and David Dorfman (Emmit).
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The bodyguard interrogation scene, where the kids eventually meet Drillbit (Owen Wilson), was the first scene filmed of the whole production.
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During the shooting of the final fight scene, Alex Frost inadvertently slugged Owen Wilson, and immediately apologized for it.
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Josh Peck played a bully in this film, played a victim of a bully in Max Keeble's Big Move (2001), and played a bully in Mean Creek (2004).
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Wade and Ryan say "What have I just done?" at different points in the film.
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Although Wade has a stepdad in this film, there is no mention of his biological father.
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Cameo 

Adam Baldwin: As one of the bodyguards being interviewed. Baldwin convinced Steven Brill to let him wear his jacket from My Bodyguard (1980) for this scene.

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

One of the interviewed bodyguards, played by Cristos, is seen again at the end in jail, asking Drillbit for some of his Captain Crunch cereal.
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