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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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Rick Shiller - the driver
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Tim
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Isaac
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Enthusiastic Agent
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J.R.
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Taylor Brandon Burns
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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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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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L'enfant prodige  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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 »

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References The Mother and the Whore (1973) See more »

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O Mio Babbino Caro
(Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini))
Performed by Classical Trio
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embarrassing
5 April 2005 | by (LA, California) – See all my reviews

I loved McKeller's other film "Last Night". Unfortunately, this lame effort is uninspired. We've seen it all before and better. The film doesn't know what it wants to be - is it a comedy, a morality play about fame and the young, is it about parents living through their children, is it about manipulation? The result is a film that doesn't know what it wants to be and in turn, cannot find an audience. Like so many Canadian films, it's just not audience friendly and there is nothing in this film to get anyone but McKeller fans out to watch it. The film just unraveled (badly) and never went anywhere and then needed a long speech at the end to explain a plot we all stop caring about a long way back. The cinematography was excellent but it was wasted in this effort. McKeller can do better and has. Hopefully he can put this failure behind him.


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