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Childstar (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 2005 (USA)
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An experimental filmmaker takes a job as a driver for a foul-mouthed child actor and his ambitious stage mother.

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Don McKellar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don McKellar ... Rick Shiller - the driver
Peter Paige ... Tim
Gil Bellows ... Isaac
Victoria Fodor Victoria Fodor ... Enthusiastic Agent
Patrick Garrow ... P.R. Agent
Alan Thicke ... J.R.
Mark Rendall ... Taylor Brandon Burns
Pamela Redfern Pamela Redfern ... Stewardess (as Pam Redfern)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Suzanne
Danielle Miller Danielle Miller ... Fangirl
Michael Murphy ... Reed Harrison
Brendan Fehr ... Chip Metzger
Noam Jenkins ... Sydney Mehta
Jeanie Calleja ... Jane - 3rd A.D.
Dave Foley ... Philip Templeman
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Storyline

Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller, a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself. Written by Anonymous

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When you're only famous for fifteen minutes, every second counts.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Copilul minune See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rhombus Media See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 19 days. See more »

Goofs

When Rick is taking Taylor out on the town in Toronto to help him gain experience with women, initially they are driving northbound on Yonge Street, a few blocks north of Eglinton (as evidenced by the HMV location next to Toys 'R' Us; these two stores are part of the Yonge-Eglinton Centre). Shortly afterward, they are at a cafe called Il Gatto Nero, which is at College and Crawford, a few blocks east of Ossington - and several kilometres to the SOUTHwest of the Yonge and Eglinton area. See more »

Quotes

[Natalie and Taylor have snuck onto the White House set to have sex]
Taylor Brandon Burns: So where do you want to do it? The Oval Office, The Greenroom, the Lincoln Bedroom ?
Natalie: It's your fantasy; I'm Canadian.
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Crazy Credits

The audio from the film (called "The First Son") that they are making within this movie plays over the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

One Way Street
Performed by Little Ann
Written by Dave Hamilton / Rony Darrell / Ann Bridgeforth
Published by Rockin' Music (PRS)
Licensed from Ace Records, Ltd.
by arrangement with Big Sounds International
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very funny -- and strange
13 September 2004 | by parsons_40See all my reviews

I saw this movie Sunday morning (and i am not a morning person) at the Toronto film festival, and I must say, it was not what I expected. First of all, it was funnier than the premise would lead you to believe. Secondly, it was actually artfully done. And thirdly, it was very different from the average slow Canadian film. Did I like the film? Yes, very much. It was more of Don McKellar's strange brand of humor, like the kind he used on Twitch City (his TV show) but faster, and maybe a little more biting. In fact, the movie was so fast and multi-layered that I'd like to see it again, soon. Overall I think this was a really entertaining film, and I would highly recommend it -- especially to those who want proof that Canadian movies can be funny, and fast, and exciting, and still smart.


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