PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Comedy
2 high school guys, reenacting historic battles, use the learned strategy and team for war on a school bully. One falls for the other's sister/A.Smart.
Billy Bob Thornton was offered the part of Abe but was unavailable. Bill Paxton turned the part down. Gary Cole auditioned and was offered the part but he could not fit it into his schedule. Christopher McDonald was cast in the role the night before filming started. While McDonald was on the set, he discovered that he could not fit it into his schedule. The role was then offered to Christopher Lloyd but he turned it down to do Haunted Lighthouse (2003). The role was finally given to William Sadler, who arrived on set and had only 60 minutes to meet and form a relationship with Shia LaBeouf before their big emotional scene together.
I have to take a leak.
Kelly Ernswiler: Ssh.
When asked who owns the WW2 Jeep, Kelly Ernswiler replies, "The MG? She's mine." Jeeps in WW2 were either referred to as an MB or a GPW, depending on which company built it (Willys Overland or Ford, respectively). MG is a British sports car brand name.
$42,569 24 August 2003