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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nate Hartley ...
Frightened Dad
Not for Pot Driver
Attractive Woman Driver
Ronnie's Mom
Bill O'Neill ...
Bus Driver
Jordan Valacich ...
Cute Girl on Stairs (as Jordan Valley)


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

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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Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard  »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,309,986, 23 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,853,640, 15 June 2008
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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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. See more »


Filkins' car doesn't have a front plate, which all cars in the state of California are supposed to have. This could simply be an addition to his long list of misdeeds. See more »


Filkins: Yo Jay, give me some murder music.
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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 »


References A Few Good Men (1992) See more »


Name Of The Game
Written by Ken Jordan, Scott Kirkland and Tom Morello
Performed by The Crystal Method (as Crystal Method)
Courtesy of Outpost Recordings/Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

I Never Wanted It to End!
12 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

OMG! I LOVED this movie. It's the PERFECT comedy movie for kids/teens, if there's a day or night you can't seem to find anything to do. Usually, even if it's a movie I like, I still want it to end, and get up and stretch, but I NEVER wanted this one to end!! The actors in particular that I think did the best job were Josh Peck, David Dorfman, and Owen Wilson. They were GREAT!! It should be a 7.2 not a 6.1. I didn't think it was gonna be great but it was. You should TOTALLY see it, you won't be disappointed!! Even though it says "Crude Sexual References Throughout" it DEFINITELY DEFINITELY IS NOT "Throughout". And the "Partial Nudity" is just a brief shot of Drillbit's behind. And the bullying is kind of obvious, shoving into lockers etc. The drug references is just when the mother repeatedly asks her son "Are you smoking pot" Anybody 10 and Up should be able to see this and handle it just fine. It's not as bad as it sounds on the parents guide, and the parents guide isn't even really bad, so there you go. The bottom line is GO SEE IT!! It is a GREAT flick!! MPAA RATING: PG-13-For Crude Sexual References Throughout, Strong Bullying, Drug References, And Partial Nudity My Version of What It Should Be: PG-13-For SOME Sexual References, HUMOROUS Bullying, Drug References, And Partial Nudity

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