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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nate Hartley ... Wade
... Ryan
... Jim
... Drillbit Taylor
... Chuck
... Nick
... Dolores
... Barbara
... Frightened Dad
... Not for Pot Driver
... Attractive Woman Driver
... Ronnie's Mom
Bill O'Neill ... Dean
... Bus Driver
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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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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Official site | Paramount [France]

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21 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

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). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ryan: If I don't survive, you should definitely sue Emmit's family.
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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 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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So Deadly
Written by Shane Jason Bunting and Michael Taylor Perretta
Performed by Swollen Members
Courtesy of Battle Axe Records
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Wilson's charm keeps "Drillbit" afloat
5 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Drillbit Taylor is the latest Apatow/Frat Pack movie. It isn't great and it isn't awful. Rogen's screenplay disappointed me, he did such a good job on Superbad. This movie will be compared to Superbad and rightfully so. It basically serves as a prelude to Superbad. Owen Wilson does his usual. Wilson's charm and improv skills keep this movie afloat. I think that if this movie was rated R it would have fared better with reviews and box office performance. Overall though its a must see for Frat Pack fans and Wilson fans. I also wish Owen well in his upcoming projects and i hope he is well on the road to recovery.

6/10


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