Sex Drive (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Sex Drive (2008)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 40,544 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 17 October 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 109 min | 129 min (unrated version)
  • Filming Location: Belle Glade, Florida, USA
  • Budget: $19,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $15,079,259(Worldwide)(29 March 2009)
  • Director: Sean Anders
  • Stars: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke and Amanda Crew
  • Original Music By: Stephen Trask   
  • Soundtrack: Disco Inferno
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Amish | Friend | Friendship | Virgin | High School

Writing Credits By:

  • Sean Anders (screenplay) &
  • John Morris (screenplay)
  • Andy Behrens (book "All the Way")

Known Trivia

  • Both Seth Green (Ezekiel) and Katrina Bowden (Ms. Tasty) have appeared in Fall Out Boy music videos before this film. Seth Green is in the funeral scene of in “It Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and Katrina Bowden was the mean girl dancing with Patrick Stump in “Dance Dance”.
  • Although the film received an R-rating (and a considerably raunchier unrated version exists as well), the source material is actually a young adult novel.
  • The actual tree that Ian and Felicia throw their shoes up into is located outside Harvard, Illinois.

Goofs: Continuity: The passenger window on the green sports car during the shooting towards the end of the movie. Shortly after the car is shoot, you see the window closed. In the next shoot the window is open and the passenger clearly visible, but is closed afterward.

Plot: A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online. Full summary »  »

Story: Ian is a high school senior in suburban Chicago, plagued by being a virgin. Online he's inflated his resume, met Ms. Tasty, and agreed to drive to Knoxville where she promises sex. He steals his homophobic, macho brother's GTO, and, with his two best friends, Lance and Felicia, heads south. Every young woman who meets Lance, including Felicia, is attracted to him, as he practices his aptly learned "Pick-Up Artist" skills. Ian, on the other hand, is a decent guy who wouldn't mind if his friendship with Felicia became a romance. By the time they get to Knoxville, they have encountered a jealous boyfriend, a menacing hitchhiker, jail birds, carjackers, an Amish community, and Ian's better judgment.Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

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Synopsis: Ian Lafferty (Josh Zuckerman) is an 18-year-old recent high school graduate. He searches for a girl online making it look as if he’s buff and suave, although he’s sweet and unassuming. He soon meets "Ms. Tasty" (Katrina Bowden) and agrees to meet her in person. She lives in Knoxville, while he lives in Brookfield. With his best friends Lance (Clark Duke) and Felicia (Amanda Crew), they go in a Pontiac GTO Judge borrowed without permission from Ian’s arrogant homophobic older brother Rex (James Marsden).

On the way to Knoxville, they come across a hitchhiker (David Koechner), as the radiator in the Judge overheats. They attempt urinating in the radiator, which only works briefly as they try to leave the hitchhiker in the dust. The hitchhiker, frustrated at Ian’s lack of concern for his well being, leaves. As Ian and Felicia wander to find help, Lance is waiting with the car as Ezekiel (Seth Green) happens by in his horse-drawn buggy. Ezekiel and his Amish buddies repair the car while they join a Rumspringa party where Fall Out Boy is playing a concert and at which Lance meets an attractive Amish girl, Mary (Alice Greczyn). The three promise to come again on the way back to do some work in return.

They go to jail due to Ian throwing a tire iron into a state trooper car (due to his increasing frustration at trying to put a possum he hit out its misery), and are released after Mary pays the bail. They find a hotel that sports a wide variety of role playing rooms. Rex arrives angrily and insists that they go back and that Ian cannot visit Ms. Tasty. After Ian pretends to be gay, Rex allows him to see Ms. Tasty, hoping this encounter will change Ian’s mind. Ian finally meets Ms. Tasty, However, when he tells her about Felicia, her seduction for Ian to take off his clothes becomes a threat as her psychotic boyfriend Bobby Jo (Dave Sheridan) puts a gun to Ian’s head. It becomes apparent that the couple work at a chop shop and attempts to rob Rex’s Pontiac GTO. During the comic confrontation, Ian manages to save Felicia, who then is able to run off and report to the police. Ms. Tasty tries to escape, but is stopped by Andy and Randy, two students from Ian’s high school she failed to manipulate. Bobby Jo, on the other hand, is treated after being shot by Ian in self defense. Felicia tells the police about the chop shop location and the couple is arrested.

In the end, Lance refuses to come back home, decides he prefers Amish life, and stays behind to marry Mary, while Ian and Felicia realize their love for each other. On New Year’s Eve Ian gives his virginity to Felicia. It is also revealed Rex’s homophobia stemmed from the fact that he was hiding his own homosexuality. In the final frame of the film, a picture is shown of Lance and Mary being married, accompanied by Ian and Felicia. He’s shown sporting a beard much like Ezekiel. A clip of Ezekiel and Fall Out Boy arguing over the fact that the Amish fixed Fall Out Boy’s tour bus for just "a five song set" in form of compensation serves as a running gag during the credits of the film.

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Produced By:

  • Bob Levy known as producer
  • Leslie Morgenstein known as producer
  • John Morris known as producer
  • Michael Nelson known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Josh Zuckerman known as Ian
  • Amanda Crew known as Felicia
  • Clark Duke known as Lance
  • James Marsden known as Rex
  • Seth Green known as Ezekiel
  • Alice Greczyn known as Mary
  • Katrina Bowden known as Ms. Tasty
  • Charlie McDermott known as Andy (as Charles McDermott)
  • Mark L. Young known as Randy
  • Cole Petersen known as Dylan
  • Dave Sheridan known as Bobby Jo
  • Michael Cudlitz known as Rick
  • Allison Weissman known as Becca
  • Andrea Anders known as Brandy
  • Kim Ostrenko known as Ian's Stepmom
  • Brett Rice known as Ian's Dad
  • David Koechner known as Hitchhiker
  • Caley Hayes known as Sandy
  • Michele Feren known as Drunk Amish Girl
  • Shay Roman known as Pregnant Kristy
  • Bella Salinas known as Fundraising Girl
  • John Ross Bowie known as Dr. Clark Teddescoe
  • Keith Hudson known as Angry Cop
  • Marianne Muellerleile known as Grandma Prisoner
  • Jessica Just known as Lindsay
  • Brian Posehn known as Carney
  • Scott Klace known as Lance's Dad
  • Allen Zwolle known as Men's Room Predator
  • Cleo King known as Abstinence Host
  • Josh Duarte known as Brandy's Dad
  • Marcia Koch known as Brandy's Mom
  • Ken Clement known as Señor Donut Manager
  • Susie Abromeit known as Cousin Tiffany
  • Victoria Mallow known as Aunt Carol
  • David Andrew Nash known as Jail Cop (as David Nash)
  • Giovanni Rodriguez known as Thug Prisoner
  • Alan Lilly known as Prisoner in Sports Jacket
  • Matthew Ramsey known as Mall Prankster
  • Sasha Ramos known as Kimberly
  • Sandra Ives known as Seamstress
  • Olivia Nedza known as Little Girl at Mall
  • Sam E. Goldberg known as "Harsh" Guy (as Sam Goldberg)
  • Rebecca Finer known as Girl Entering Party
  • Drake Schirmer known as Little Boy at Trailer Park
  • Massiel Perdomo known as Undressed Abstinence Dancer
  • Brad E. Wilhite known as Store Cashier (as Brad Wilhite)
  • Dwayne Alexander Smith known as Dwayne (as Dwayne Smith)
  • Santara Sidersky known as Angry Female Prisoner
  • Natalia Reagan known as Pregnant Woman Prisoner
  • Kiki Harris known as Female Cop
  • George Steward known as Creepy Guy
  • Chris Charles Herbert known as Jogger (as Chris Charles)
  • Stella known as Dog
  • Jimmy Baron known as Church Dad
  • Kathryn Shasha known as Church Mom
  • Liam Eagan known as Church Boy with Camera #1
  • Gunnar Schneider known as Church Boy with Camera #2
  • Darryll Scott known as Angry Cop's Partner
  • Shelly Frasier known as Dental Receptionist (as Shelly Keenan Frasier)
  • Jeremy McGuire known as Rex's Boyfriend
  • Amanda Tae Alvarez known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Jennifer Murdock known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Madeline Antoinette Owens known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Karelix Alicea known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Tonisha Agard known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Paula Dos Santos known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Bice Grobstein known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Stephanie Lee known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Kristin Liu known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Lianna Patrice Beckno known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Peter Wentz known as Himself (Fall Out Boy)
  • Joseph Trohman known as Himself (Fall Out Boy)
  • Patrick Stump known as Himself (Fall Out Boy) (as Patrick Stumph)
  • Andrew Hurley known as Himself (Fall Out Boy)
  • Kyle Gass known as Trucker (unrated version)
  • Josh Randall known as Cashier Boy (unrated version only)
  • Wendy Michaels known as Redneck Woman (unrated version)
  • Samantha Berry known as Amish Girl (uncredited)
  • Stephen Brevig known as Beer Pong Player (uncredited)
  • Patrick Campion known as Carnival Patron (uncredited)
  • David Danello known as Sheriff Deputy (uncredited)
  • Rafael Diaz-Wagner known as The Groom (uncredited)
  • Heather Farah known as Amish Girl (uncredited)
  • Joe Mignone known as Carnival Guy (uncredited)
  • Kristina Plisko known as Party Girl (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Reynolds known as Abstinence Nerd (uncredited)

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  • Malinda Bennett known as additional makeup
  • Erin Brasfield known as key makeup artist
  • Caridad 'Cuqui' Collazo known as hair stylist
  • Felice Diamond known as makeup artist
  • Donna Battersby Greene known as key hair stylist (as Donna Battersby-Greene)
  • Linda Schonning known as additional hair stylist: crowd

Art Department:

  • Bobby Amor known as swing gang
  • Eric Bryant known as graphic designer
  • Raniero Daza known as carpenter
  • Steven DeSantis known as construction coordinator: additional photography
  • Jose Duarte known as murals
  • Gary Dunham known as swing gang
  • Rod England known as leadman
  • Brian Feola known as general foreman: Additional Photography
  • Richard Fojo known as set designer
  • Graylan Franklin known as property master
  • Paul J. Hendricks known as construction foreman
  • Jane B. Johnson known as buyer
  • Maureen Kropf known as lead scenic: additional photography
  • Richard E. Kruder known as key set dresser
  • Shawn W. Logue known as assistant prop master
  • Jeffrey Mastney known as swing gang
  • Jeremy McGuire known as art department coordinator
  • Michael Metzel known as construction coordinator
  • Greyson Miller known as on-set dresser
  • Kevin Weber known as set dresser
  • Cary Whittaker known as greensman

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Production Companies:

  • Summit Entertainment (presents)
  • Alloy Entertainment
  • Goldcrest Pictures (in association with)

Other Companies:

  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Cineworks Digital Studios  HD dailies
  • Eye2Ear Music  music consultant
  • Ghostlight Industries  picture vehicles
  • Hollywood-DI  HD screening services
  • Reder & Feig  production counsel
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services
  • Technicolor Digital Intermediates  digital intermediate

Distributors:

  • Alfa Films (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • BFD (2009) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Concorde Filmverleih (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Contender Films (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Hoyts Distribution (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Independent Films (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Nordisk Film (2008) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • SPI International (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • SPI International (2009) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Summit Distribution (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Summit Entertainment (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Central Partnership (2008) (Russia) (all media)
  • Concorde Home Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Film1 (2009) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Paris Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Summit Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Summit Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Encore Hollywood (visual effects)
  • Technicolor Digital Intermediates (opticals)

Visual Effects by:

  • Mitch Gates known as CG supervisor: Encore Hollywood
  • Cristian A. Kong known as digital effects artist
  • Evelyn Lee known as motion graphics
  • Brian McIntyre known as visual effects
  • Bob Minshall known as visual effects
  • Doug Spilatro known as visual effects
  • Rodrigo Washington known as visual effects artist

Release Date:

  • Netherlands 16 October 2008
  • Iceland 17 October 2008
  • USA 17 October 2008
  • Belgium 29 October 2008
  • Greece 30 October 2008
  • Australia 13 November 2008
  • Philippines 19 November 2008
  • Thailand 20 November 2008
  • Sweden 28 November 2008
  • Singapore 4 December 2008
  • Finland 5 December 2008
  • Latvia 12 December 2008
  • Turkey 19 December 2008
  • Estonia 26 December 2008
  • Croatia 1 January 2009
  • Denmark 1 January 2009
  • Poland 3 January 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 8 January 2009
  • Ireland 9 January 2009
  • UK 9 January 2009
  • Mexico 23 January 2009
  • Argentina 29 January 2009
  • Israel 29 January 2009
  • New Zealand 5 February 2009
  • Malaysia 26 February 2009
  • Slovakia 12 March 2009
  • Brazil 13 March 2009
  • Czech Republic 19 March 2009
  • Panama 20 March 2009
  • Norway 25 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 26 March 2009
  • Chile 9 April 2009
  • Peru 4 June 2009
  • France 7 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Kazakhstan 16 July 2009
  • Russia 16 July 2009
  • Spain 31 July 2009
  • Italy 14 August 2009
  • South Korea 17 September 2009

MPAA: Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some drug and alcohol use – all involving teens

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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