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Childstar (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 2005 (USA)
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 Shiller - the driver
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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 ...
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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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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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Trivia

The movie's producer, Niv Fichman, can be seen sitting in the audience towards the end of the movie, right after Taylor says to Rick, "Your introduction is longer than your film." He is sitting on the left. 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 »

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[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 Family Matters (1989) See more »

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Ramblin' Rose
Performed by MC5
Written by Marijohn Wilkin / Fred B. Burch
Published by Universal-Cedarwood Publishing
(P) 1967 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Canada Co.
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Funny, not brilliant, but funny
7 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is pretty funny. It's absurd in many ways, but also very funny. It dosn't do anything that new, but the jokes are all good and the characters make me chuckle (aside from when I want to slap them).

The plot of the movie they are making within the film should be noted, that is, the (fictional) president getting captured by terrorists and his little rascal son taking over and rescuing his dad made me roll on the floor laughing. At least until I realized that someone probably was going to actually make a movie like that, which is BAD.

The characters are all funny, though as I said before, I often wanted to slap them. The bratty child-star is annoying, and the apparent sympathy towards them gets annoying.

Also, the characters act ridiculously. Why would the actress-model actually want a long term relationship with that little idiot....I mean the kid was 12 for crying out loud! This bugged me a lot. Oh, and the artsy director-legal guardian actually putting up with the child-star and his mom.


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