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Childstar (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 2005 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Rick
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Tim
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Isaac
Victoria Fodor ...
Enthusiastic Agent
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P.R. Agent
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J.R.
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Taylor Brandon Burns
Pamela Redfern ...
Stewardess (as Pam Redfern)
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Suzanne
Danielle Miller ...
Fangirl
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Reed Harrison
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Chip Metzger
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Sydney Mehta
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Jane - 3rd A.D.
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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

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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11 June 2005 (USA)  »

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L'enfant prodige  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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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

Spoofs Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

O Mio Babbino Caro
(Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini))
Performed by Classical Trio
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genius
12 September 2004 | by (winnipeg) – See all my reviews

THis movie was comic genius, and is my favorite Canadian movie ever, Finally someone has made a film that manages to be thoughtful and funny at the same time. All of my friends loved it too, though some of them thought the ending was a bit incomplete. I disagree! It was fun, and touching, and never schlocky or stupid. And Don McKellar is hilarious! In fact, most of the actors were great, including the young boy (I forget his name) who plays the kid. I guess, as a Canadian, the film makes more sense. I hope Don Mckellar keeps making strange films like this and Last Night (his first one) because no one else is doing anything this interesting AND accessible, with the possible exception of Guy Maddin's last movie.


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