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Terry Filkins with his sidekick Ronnie.

Terry Filkins is the school bully/main antagonist of the 2008 comedy film Drillbit Taylor.

He is portrayed by Alex Frost.

Terry, along with his sidekick Ronnie, are first seen harassing a nerdy boy, Emmit, by shoving him into his locker. Freshmen Wade and Ryan come to his defense and Terry immediately takes it upon himself to make the three boys' lives miserable. It is unclear if they are the only ones, but his acts didn't end with wet willies and nuggies; after school, he chases the three boys with his car, forcing them into a neighbor's garage. Terry is also a con artist, manipulating the school principal and the boys' parents into thinking he's a misunderstood individual with no parental guidance. His parents are in Hong Kong on business.

Finally, the boys take action by hiring a bodyguard. After many failed attempts, they find a self-proclaimed war veteran named Drillbit Taylor, who poses as a substitute teacher and, with him around, the three are finally safe. But as Ronnie's mother drives him to school, Ronnie sees Drillbit showering outside a beach. His mother tells him that Drillbit is, in fact, a homeless beggar. At school, Ronnie informs Terry of this and they head outside, where Terry punches Drillbit and exposes him as what he truly is: a fraud.

When Drillbit bails, things for Wade, Ryan, and Emmit get worse. Tensions finally burst when Terry interrupts Wade's attempt to ask his crush out. Without realizing what he was doing, Wade challenges Terry to a fight. They arrive at Terry's party, planning to get rid of him once and for all. But even together, the three are no match for Terry and Ronnie. Before Terry can do any more harm, Drillbit shows up to save them. Drillbit does not fight Terry, thinking he is underage, but a spectator points out that he's not and Drillbit proceeds to beat him up.

Defeated, Terry unleashes a samurai sword and throws it at Drillbit, who catches it but loses a finger in the process. In the end, Filkins is arrested and shipped off to Hong Kong where he will live with his parents under house arrest as an alternative to being sent to prison for the attempted murder of the three boys with the sword along with breaking many underage drinking laws. Ronnie no longer ridicules the other boys because Filkins is gone and reveals that he had been bullied by him several times. As a result, Ronnie has become kind to everyone, and is now friends with Wade, Ryan, and Emmit.

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