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Determined not to spend their entire high-school career being tormented by the local bully, three freshmen place an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine seeking an experienced combat veteran to protect them in this comedy produced by Judd Apatow, penned by Seth Rogen and Kristofor Brown, and starring Owen Wilson. It's their first day of high school, and best friends Ryan (Troy Gentile), Wade (Nate Hartley), and Emmit (David Dorfman) are determined to make the most out of the next four years. Trouble soon arises, however, in the form of sadistic hallway hooligan Filkins (Alex Frost) -- an unrelenting bully who makes it his mission to ensure that these three friends suffer all the way through to their senior year. Desperate to find protection by any means possible, Ryan, Wade, and Emmit place an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine. While most of the responses they get come from men who are either too experienced or too expensive, one down-on-his-luck mercenary named Drillbit Taylor (Wilson) is right in their price range and eager to help out. Drillbit may be homeless (or, as he likes to call it, "home free"), but he's more than willing to offer these three brave souls the mental and physical training needed to fend off Filkins and get on with their lives. Trouble is, Drillbit isn't quite the fearless freelance soldier he has made himself out to be. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 21, 2008


Owen Wilson
as Drillbit Taylor
Leslie Mann
as Lisa
Nate Hartley
as Wade
Troy Gentile
as Ryan
David Dorfman
as Emmit
Alex Frost
as Filkins
Josh Peck
as Ronnie
Danny McBride
as Don
Valerie Tian
as Brooke
Lisa Ann Walter
as Dolores
Ian Roberts
as Jim
Beth Littleford
as Barbara
Andrew Caldwell
as Filkins' Buddy
Lisa Lampanelli
as Ronnie's mom
Chris Stein
as Guitar
Andrew Caldwell
as Filkins' Buddy
Lisa Lampanelli
as Ronnie's mom


Steven Brill
Susan Arnold
Judd Apatow
Donna Arkoff Roth
Kristofor Brown
Kristofor Brown
Screen Story
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen
Screen Story
Edmond Dantes
Screen Story
Fred Murphy
Manish Raval
Musical Direction/Supervision
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Thomas J. Nordberg
Jackson de Govia
Production Designer
Scott Meehan
Art Director
Kristofor Brown
Richard Vane
Executive Producer
Karen Patch
Costume Designer
K.C. Fox
Set Decorator
David Kelson
Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Grieve
Sound/Sound Designer
Matt Rebenkoff
First Assistant Director
Juel Bestrop
Seth Yanklewitz
Joel Shryack
Supervising Sound Editor
Igor Meglic
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Jack Gill
Stunts Coordinator
Jack Gill
Second Unit Director