Role Models


1h 39m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Two salesmen, Wheeler and Danny, trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad. Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with every neurotic impulse to guide Augie through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play. Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie in redirecting his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie's new mentor wasn't an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time includes keggers in Venice Beach. Once the center's ex-con director gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world's worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Brothers, Little Big Men, Un par nada ejemplar, grands frères
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
San Diego, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Two salesmen, Wheeler and Danny, trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad. Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with every neurotic impulse to guide Augie through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play. Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie in redirecting his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie's new mentor wasn't an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time includes keggers in Venice Beach. Once the center's ex-con director gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world's worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.

Crew

Laine Abramson

Set Decorator

Charlsey Adkins

Graphics Coordinator

Russ Alsobrook

Director Of Photography

H. Leah Amir

Craft Service

Randall Archer

Stunt Player

Matthew Atzenhoffer

Swing Gang

Rick Avery

Stunt Player

Stuart Balcomb

Original Music

Ellis J Barbacoff

Assistant Property Master

Steve Barsony

Swing Gang

Perry Batchelor

Swing Gang

Lisa Beach

Casting Director

Greg Benson

Foreman

Cliff Bergman

Foreman

Dave Bergstrom

Recording Engineer

David Berman

Assistant Editor

Susan Bierbaum

Script Supervisor

Tony Bonaventura

Property Master

Charla Bowersox

Casting Associate

James Boyce

Swing Gang

Brad Boyer

Grip

Curtiss Bradford

Chief Lighting Technician

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Michael S Brewer

Assistant Location Manager

Danny Brown

Coordinator

Megan Brown

Accounting Assistant

Marcei A Brubaker

Unit Production Manager

Nanrose Buchman

Assistant Costume Designer

C Bullock

Song

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Jj Cale

Song

Rick Canelli

Adr

Kerry Carmean

Foley Editor

Kristen Cascio

Assistant

Juan Castro

Coproducer

Karen K Chang

Transportation

Chris Childers

Swing Gang

Casey Collins

Assistant Location Manager

Curtis Collins

Location Manager

Kevin Constant

Art Director

Donna Corwin

Tutor

Peter Criss

Song

Libby Cuenin

Editorial Production Assistant

Paul Cunningham

Gang Boss

Joey Curatolo

Song Performer

Patrick Cusack

Assistant Sound Editor

Kathryn Cyrus

Tutor

Mario D'alfonso

Foreman

Andrew Z. Davis

Executive Producer

Keith Davis

Stunt Player

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Jerry C Deats

Key Rigging Grip

Andrew Decristofaro

Supervising Sound Editor

Bac Delorme

Assistant Director

Greg Dennon

Music Scoring Mixer

Dennis Dewaay

Construction Coordinator

Ken Diaz

Makeup Artist

Daryl Didier

Rigging Gaffer

James Diggs

Painter

Sierra D Donley

Set Production Assistant

Timothy Dowling

Screenplay

Timothy Dowling

Story By

Ashton Edmunds

Production Assistant

Dave Egan

Assistant Editor

Thom Ehle

Consultant

Charles Ehrlinger

Grip

Bob Ezrin

Song

Louis C Farah

Medic

Louis C Farah Jr.

Medic

Rod Farley

Rigging Grip

Karen Faust

Accounting Assistant

L Fernandez

Song

Robert Fernandez

Music Scoring Mixer

Robert Fernandez

Score Recording

Debra Neil Fisher

Editor

Matt Floyd

Rigging Grip

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Kyle Fox

Sound

Tom Fox

Boom Operator

Charles Gansa

Song Performer

Charles Gansa

Song

Jason Garcia

Assistant Camera

Antonio Garrido

Dolly Grip

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

James Gierman

Assistant Location Manager

Phyllis S Gilliam

Costume Supervisor

Rick Giovinazzo

Original Music

Ariel Gold

Set Costumer

Adrianne Grady

Technical Advisor

Jeff Graham

Assistant Camera

Luke Greenfield

Producer

Tad Griffith

Stunt Player

Jamie Gross

Assistant Editor

Mark Hadland

Chief Lighting Technician

Gregory Hadwick

Editorial Production Assistant

Noel B Harris

Craft Service

Thomas J Healy

Assistant Location Manager

Brock Helfer

Swing Gang

Darryl Henley

Storyboard Artist

William Blake Herron

Story By

William Blake Herron

Other

Michael Hertlein

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Freddie Hice

Stunt Player

Tanya Noel Hill

Music Editor

Wendy Hoffmann

Adr Voice Casting

Casey Hotchkiss

Camera Operator

Jasmine Houston

Accountant

Brian Imada

Stunt Player

Jeff Imada

Stunt Coordinator

Bradley Inaba

Set Costumer

Evan Ingersoll

Song

Chris Jackson

Assistant Editor

Matt Jackson

Rigging Grip

Willow Jenkins

Video Assist/Playback

Jeffrey A Johnson

Best Boy Grip

L Jones

Song

John B Josselyn

Assistant Art Director

John H Joyce

Steadicam Operator

John H Joyce

Camera Operator

Sarah Katzman

Casting Director

Josh King

Assistant Director

Eric Kissack

Editor

Matthew Kistenmacher

Rigging Electrician

Pete Kitlas

Set Production Assistant

Phil Knoedel

Medic

Dan Kolsrud

Executive Producer

John Koyama

Stunt Player

Mark Kubr

Stunt Player

Luke Lafontaine

Stunt Player

Jonas Lagunoff

Rigging Grip

Adruitha Lee

Hair Stylist

Esther Lee

Visual Effects Producer

Shannon White Lee

Set Production Assistant

Gary Leshner

Swing Gang

James Lin

Location Manager

John Lineweaver

Production Assistant

Stephen J Lineweaver

Production Designer

Beth Lipari

Casting Associate

Nancy Lowry

Swing Gang

Steve Luport

Special Effects Foreman

Sharon Lynch

Key Costumer

Jeff Lynne

Song Performer

Jeff Lynne

Song

Gary Macpherson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Dan Magat

Lighting Technician

Molly Maginnis

Costume Designer

Annie Maginnis Tippe

Production Assistant

Ken Marino

Song

Ken Marino

Screenplay

Harrison Marsh

Sound Mixer

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

James O Maull

Post-Production Accountant

Jonathan Mcgarry

Assistant Director

Radha Mehta

Set Decorator

Klaus Meine

Song

Shawn Meyer

Rigging Grip

A.d. Miles

Song

Amy Miles

Song Performer

Caroline Miller

Accounting Assistant

Christian Minkler

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John Montgomery

Accountant

Stephen Moore

Assistant Director

Trip Morey

Loader

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Douglas Mowat

Set Decorator

John W Murphy

Dolly Grip

Rob Murphy

Lighting Technician

Blake Nabavi

Set Production Assistant

Thomas G Nead

Lighting Technician

Jim Nedza

Art Director

Kathy Nelson

Music Supervisor

Steven F. Nelson

Sound Effects Editor

Nicholas David Nesbitt

Assistant

Greg Nestor

Swing Gang

R Noble

Song

Viviane Normand

Hair Stylist

Rob Novelli

Rigging Electrician

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Joseph R Olsen

Swing Gang

Jamie Olvera

Music Scoring Mixer

Suzi Ostos

Makeup Artist

Chris Pappas

Assistant Property Master

Mary Parent

Producer

Michael Payne

Sound Effects Editor

Stanley Penridge

Song

Scott Pepin

Lighting Technician

Margit Pfeiffer

Foley Editor

P Philips

Song

Joshua Brian Pierce

Office Production Assistant

Blake Pike

Rigging Grip

Herman Rarebell

Song

Antoine Reed

Song

Brian Relyea

Assistant Director

Robin Roberts

Rigging Grip

Ryan Robinson

Music Scoring Mixer

Pete Rock

Song Performer

Jason Rodriguez

Stunt Player

Dana Rosenberg

Set Costumer

Peter Rotter

Music Contractor

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Brothers, Little Big Men, Un par nada ejemplar, grands frères
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
San Diego, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video March 10, 2009

Released in United States Fall November 7, 2008

Released in United States on Video March 10, 2009

Released in United States Fall November 7, 2008