PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama
Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.
A friend of co-Producer Judd Apatow, at Paramount Pictures, told him he had a script treatment that John Hughes was never able to finish. He asked Seth Rogen to take a look at it. They made the movie in the tradition of a John Hughes teen comedy.
Me and Emmit are gonna back you up.
Emmit: Oh, now it's "me and Emmit". You've never been nice to me, Ryan and I've only been kind to you. And I've tried so hard to make this friendship work, but I am not going to die for someone who won't die for me. "...
When Wade and Ryan are practicing fighting in the garden, Ryan punches wade in the back and Wade puts his right arm on his back. When Ryan tells wade to punch him, his left arm is now on his back and he punches with his right arm.
The end credits show a scene of a kid walking into the nurses office asking for help (similar to what Drillbit did when he got punched). Drillbit appears as the school nurse, who then asks the kid who punched him and promising him it will "never happen again".
$10,309,986 (USA) (23 March 2008)
$32,853,640 (USA) (15 June 2008)