Sex Drive

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

  • Starring: Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew and Clark Duke
  • Director(s): Sean Anders
  • Producer(s): Michael Nelson
  • Screenwriter(s): Sean Anders, John Morris
  • Distributor: Michael Nelson
  • Animal Coordinator: Livestock for Reel
  • Release Date: Friday, October 17, 2008

Featured Animal Action

"Rabbit As Ian (Josh Zuckerman), Lance (Clark Duke) and Felicia (Amanda Crew) drive the car through a cornfield, the car flies up and over a rabbit standing on the side of the road. This scene was filmed in separate shots. A trainer placed the rabbit on its mark on the side of the road after the grounds were checked for safety and the road was closed to traffic. The rabbit was equipped with a monofilament line, which a trainer held to make sure the rabbit did not wander. Some treats were also scattered on the ground to entice the rabbit to stay. The car was digitally added in later in post-production. Horse An Amish man driving a horse and buggy stops and talks to Lance, who is stuck on the side of the road with a stalled car. Moments later, Lance is in the buggy with the man, and the car is being towed behind the buggy. The horse was hitched to an Amish buggy with the actor in the driver’s seat. The trainer hid behind the driver’s seat and was actually driving the buggy. The actor was just holding the reins for appearance. Grounds were checked for safety ahead of time. One end of a custom-made thick chain was welded to the underside of the car, and the other end was connected to the underside of the buggy with a bungee cord. The chain was not permanently attached to the buggy in case the hidden trainer needed to quickly release the horse and buggy from the car. A stuntman drove the car, hidden behind the wheel. Chickens and Cows
As Lance and Mary (Alice Greczyn) say goodbye, some chickens walk around in the background. A girl then walks by, apparently tripping over a chicken, which is heard but not seen. A trainer placed a few chickens on the ground in a puppy pen after checking the area and scattering some feed around. The trainer lifted up the puppy pen right before cameras rolled and stood just off-camera to retrieve them afterwards. The “chicken” that the girl trips over is just a sound effect.
Ian and his friends are milking cows in a barn as the camera pans the stalls. Trainers, who stood just off-camera during this scene, placed the cows on their marks and gave the actors instructions on how to handle the cows. The grounds were checked for safety ahead of time and only limited cast and crew were allowed on set.
Ian (Zuckerman) chases a man walking a dog on a leash in front of his house. For this brief action, the trainer doubled as the actor walking the dog. The dog ran with the trainer as Zuckerman followed close behind.
As Ian races a car, he apparently hits a possum. Although the car is never shown hitting the animal, Ian and his friend get out of the car to see the possum lying on the street with its feet up in the air. This was a fake possum. Thinking it is still alive, Ian then puts it out of its misery by repeatedly hitting it with a tire iron. This action took place below camera frame. The actor simply pantomimed hitting the possum.
The production provided documentation proving that the possum was a prop.