Drillbit Taylor/School of Rock DVD
Starring Owen Wilson, Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, Casey Boersma, Dylan Boersma, Lisa Ann Walter, Beth Littleford, David Koechner, Matt Walsh, David Dorfman, Adam Baldwin, Ian Roberts, Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman
Directed by Steven Brill
Comedy double bill. In 'Drillbit Taylor' (2008), Wade (Nate Hartley), Ryan (Troy Gentile) and Emmit (David Dorfman) are all excited about their first day of high school.
However, trouble arises in the form of sadistic school bully, Filkins (Alex Frost).
Hoping to employ someone to protect them against Filkins, the boys place an advert in Soldier of Fortune magazine.
Their most promising response comes from a down-on-his-luck mercenary called Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson).
Drillbit begins training the boys physically and mentally to face Filkins.
But what they don't know is that Drillbit is actually unemployed and homeless and doesn't know the first thing about being a bodyguard.
Richard Linklater directs 'School of Rock' (2003). To Dewey Finn (Jack Black) music is his life and that includes playing lead guitar in a bar band, who manage to get gigs here and there and aim to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition.
The only thing standing in their way is the self-indulgent antics of their lead guitarist.
Finn is ousted from the band but he badly needs to pay the rent so finds himself in front of a class of elite school students after impersonating his supply-teaching roommate, Ned Schneelby (Mike White, who also wrote the script).
Going against the school's remit he is soon teaching his class all he knows about rock (Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Who etc); the idea being that he enters them for the competition.
Meanwhile, he has to keep the Principal (Joan Cusack) from finding out what he is up to - as well as all the other teachers... not to mention the kids' parents...
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (12)
- EAN: 5014437112330
- Catalogue number: PHE1123
- Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
- Release date: 05/10/2009
- Genre: Comedy
- Colour: Colour