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Drillbit Taylor (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 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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Steven Brill

Writers:

Kristofor Brown (screenplay), Seth Rogen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Bill O'Neill Bill O'Neill ... Dean
Shaun Weiss ... Bus Driver
Jordan Valacich Jordan Valacich ... Cute Girl on Stairs (as Jordan Valley)
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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

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Budget Bodyguard See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | 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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Trivia

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 Dantes, title character of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. See more »

Goofs

When Wade and Ryan are practicing fighting in the garden, Ryan punches wade in the back and Wade puts his right arm on his back. When Ryan tells wade to punch him, his left arm is now on his back and he punches with his right arm. See more »

Quotes

Disgruntled Bodyguard: Kids hiring a bodyguard to take care of a bullying? Stupidest thing I ever heard.
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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 Rocky (1976) See more »

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Peace Of Mind
Written by Barbara Keith
Performed by The Stone Coyotes
Courtesy of Red Cat Records
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Drilled Into Cinematic Unconsciousness.
7 June 2008 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Three freshmen in high school (Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile, and David Dorfman) combine their meager resources together to hire the titled character (natural-born loser Owen Wilson) to combat a bully (Alex Frost) who seems bent on making their lives living hells. Totally passable time-waster designed for pre-teen boys has little going for it. Wilson does all he can with material which is way beneath his talents, but everyone else seems to be going through the motions. Leslie Mann is wasted as Owen's love interest, a teacher at the high school the boys attend. All here has been seen and done for years in better films. Hopelessly feels like that 1980s-styled fluff where movies came a dime a dozen. 2 stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,309,986, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$32,862,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,944,325
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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