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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.

Director:

Steven Brill

Writers:

Kristofor Brown (screenplay), Seth Rogen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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You get what you pay for. See more »

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,853,640, 15 June 2008
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Runtime:

| (original)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Black, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, and David Spade were considered to play Drillbit Taylor. See more »

Goofs

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

Filkins: Think you're so funny? Good. Cause you're not gonna laugh when you're dead. You're gonna get it now, worse than ever. All of you.
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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 »

Connections

References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Ass Like That
Written by Mark Batson, Mike Elizondo (as Michael Elizondo), Eminem, Che Pope and Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Performed by Eminem
Courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fairly average but still enjoyable
29 March 2008 | by teresabandSee all my reviews

There's not much new you can really do with a high school comedy, but at least the notion of Owen Wilson playing a jakey posing as a bodyguard promises a few laughs and a half.

It's a decent enough family comedy, and there are a few laugh out loud moments, but they're spread too thin to make this a classic jape. The 3 bullied teens are hugely likable though, and Wilson has such an easygoing charm that it's difficult not to enjoy it, even if he does work better when he's got a proper sparring partner to riff off.

The end result is likable without being lovable, funny without being hilarious and enjoyable without being particularly memorable.


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