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A pair of irresponsible energy drink salesmen realize that serving a month of hard time is nothing compared to spending 150 hours in a community mentorship program after they trash the company truck and find themselves at the mercy of the court in this comedy starring Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd. Wheeler (Scott) and Danny (Rudd) wouldn't necessarily be the first people a parent would turn to when seeking out a babysitter, in fact, they probably wouldn't even make the list in the first place. After slamming a few too many Minotaur energy drinks and crashing the company truck, however, the two loose-living pals narrowly avert jail when the court decides to let them become mentors to a group of young misfits. But how is the recently dumped Danny supposed to help bashful, role-playing geek Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) become a man when all he can offer the boy is bitter sarcasm, and is beer-chugging man-child Wheeler really the best choice to help foul-mouthed fifth-grader Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson) develop more respect for his elders? Probably not, but they'll have to do their best anyway when the center's ex-con director (Jane Lynch) confronts them with a harsh ultimatum. Now, if Wheeler and Danny can just make it through the rest of their probation without getting tossed in jail, maybe there's hope for the boys -- and Danny's relationship with his fed-up girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) -- after all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 7, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Women Film Critics Circle Paul Rudd Most Offensive Male Characters 2008 Winner

Cast

Seann William Scott
as Wheeler
Paul Rudd
as Danny Donahue
Elizabeth Banks
as Beth
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
as Augie Farks
Bobb'e J. Thompson
as Ronnie Shields
Jane Lynch
as Gayle Sweeny
Ken Jeong
as King Argotron
Ken Marino
as Jim Stansel
Kerri Kenney-Silver
as Lynette
A.D. Miles
as Martin
Joe Lo Truglio
as Kuzzik
Matt Walsh
as Davith of Glencracken
Nicole Randall Johnson
as Karen
Allie Stamler
as Esplen
Carly Craig
as Connie
Jessica Morris
as Linda
Vincent Martella
as Artonius
Armen Weitzman
as party dude
Jorma Taccone
as Mitch
Nate Hartley
as rule master
David Wain
as Chevron Baine
Amanda Righetti
as Isabel
Shane Arenal
as student in hall
Tina Casciani
as Gretchen
Nina Hellman
as barista
Keegan-Michael Key
as Duane

Crew

David Wain
Director
Mary Parent
Producer
Scott Stuber
Producer
Luke Greenfield
Producer
David Wain
Screenwriter
Ken Marino
Screenwriter
Paul Rudd
Screenwriter
Timothy Dowling
Screen Story
Timothy Dowling
Screenwriter
Russ T. Alsobrook
Cinematographer
Craig Wedren
Composer (Music Score)
Kathy Nelson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Eric Kissack
Editor
Stephen Lineweaver
Production Designer
Jim Nedza
Art Director
Kevin Constant
Art Director
Juan Castro
Co-producer
Rebecca Sloviter
Associate Producer
William Sherak
Executive Producer
Dan Kolsrud
Executive Producer
Jason Shuman
Executive Producer
Andrew Z. Davis
Executive Producer
Paul Sonski
Set Designer
Molly Maginnis
Costume Designer
Douglas Mowat
Set Decorator
Josh King
First Assistant Director
Lisa Beach
Casting
Sarah Katzman
Casting
Jon Taylor
Re-Recording Mixer
Jeff Imada
Stunts Coordinator
Andrew DeCristofaro
Supervising Sound Editor
Brian F. Relyea
Second Assistant Director
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