• Drillbit Taylor (2008)

Drillbit Taylor

Release Date: March 21st, 2008

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

For three misfit freshmen, the first day of high school becomes a living hell when Filkins (Alex Frost), the school bully, zeroes in on them. Chubby Ryan (Troy Gentile), diminutive Emmit (David Dorfman) and skinny Wade (Nate Hartley) all feel the wrath of Filkins. Realizing that their own chance for survival is to hire a bodyguard, the pals place an ad in the newspaper. Answering the call is Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson) ; armed, dangerous and completely fake.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Troy Gentile, David Dorfman, Nate Hartley, Alex Frost, Josh Peck, Leslie Mann, Lisa Lampanelli

Director: Steven Brill

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Apatow Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Best friend, Underdog, Rivalry, Car, Hilarious, 2000s, House, Charming, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A relatively lame exercise that never achieves comic traction. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    There are winning scenes between Wilson and the three teens as they train in various martial arts (like Mexican Judo - "as in Ju-don't know who you're messing with!") and get tips from clips of "Fight Club" and "The Untouchables." show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Even if this movie doesn't quite hit the highs of its predecessor, it's nice to know that there are still filmmakers ready to respect the eternal struggles of freaks and geeks. show more

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