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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star -- Bucky [Nick Swarsdon] is a small town grocery bagger who heads out to LA to pursue his dreams of becoming a porn star.  Also starring Christina Ricci, Don Johnson and Stephen Dorff.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star -- After learning that his parents were porn stars in the 1970s, a nerdy guy (Swardson) leaves his home in northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps. He's taken in by a down-and-out director (Johnson) who sees a bright future for him and the kid.
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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star -- Watch our exclusive interview with Nick Swardson, the star of the new comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.
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Writers (WGA):
Adam Sandler (written by) &
Allen Covert (written by) ...
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Release Date:
9 September 2011 (USA) See more »
There are no small actors. Just small parts. See more »
A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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One of the worst comedies ever released!!! See more (63 total) »


  (in credits order)

Nick Swardson ... Bucky Larson

Christina Ricci ... Kathy McGee

Don Johnson ... Miles Deep

Stephen Dorff ... Dick Shadow

Ido Mosseri ... J. Day

Kevin Nealon ... Gary

Edward Herrmann ... Jeremiah Larson

Miriam Flynn ... Debbie Larson
Mario Joyner ... Claudio

Tyler Spindel ... Jimmy

Meredith Giangrande ... Blueberry

Nicholas Turturro ... Antonio (as Nick Turturro)

Mary Pat Gleason ... Marge

Jackie Sandler ... Casting Director

Dana Goodman ... Gretchen (as Dana Min Goodman)

Curtis Armstrong ... Clint

Mike O'Connell ... Rory (as Michael O' Connell)

Brandon Hardesty ... Lars

Adam Herschman ... Dale

Pauly Shore ... AFA Emcee

Beverly Polcyn ... Mrs. Bozobop
Gene Pompa ... Tomas

Julia Lea Wolov ... Autograph Lady
Brandon Cournoyer ... Autograph Man (Allen)

Jonathan Loughran ... Bondage Guy

Keegan-Michael Key ... Guinness Man

Tembi Locke ... Guiness Woman

Owen Benjamin ... Production Assistant
Selma Stern ... Elderly Woman

Raf Mauro ... Chop Restaurant Owner
Henry T. Yamada ... Vietnamese Henchman

Kelvin Han Yee ... Vietnamese Boss
John Kirk ... Commercial Producer
Hans Molenkamp ... Bouncer

Kelsey Crane ... Hot Sushi Waitress

Peter Dante ... Dante
Monty Hoffman ... Eddie / Distributor

Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Dimitri / Distributor (as Pasha Lychnikoff)

Joey Diaz ... German Guy / Distributor (as Joey Coco Diaz)
Payman Benz ... Chop Restaurant Valet
J.D. Donaruma ... Sound Guy
Shane Ralston ... Key Grip

Chris Titone ... Prop Guy

Jesse Jane ... AFA Presenter

Kirsten Berman ... AFA Presenter

Robert Harvey ... AFA Presenter

Danni Katz ... AFA Presenter

Danny A. Abeckaser ... AFA Presenter (as Danny Abeckaser)

Lindsay Gareth ... AFA Presenter

Michael Bernardi ... AFA Presenter
Darrin Lackey ... AFA Presenter

Samantha Schacher ... AFA Presenter
Jennifer Perkins ... AFA Presenter

Kevin Brief ... Iowa Father

Marcus Demian ... Old Man with Pig
Mario Sellitti ... Chewbacca

Rick Williamson ... Iowa Farmer

Bryan Anthony ... Gay Guy Dancing

Dominique Kelley ... Gay Guy Dancing

Vanessa Villalovos ... Claudio's Girl (as Vanessa Nicole Villalovos)

Eros Mendoza ... J. Day's Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trevor Brunsink ... Hooker

Vernon Courteaux ... Porn Producer

Jimmy Fallon ... Jimmy Fallon

Angelina Armani ... Hot Tub Girl (uncredited)

David Astone ... Porn star (uncredited)

Anya Avaeva ... Poster Model (uncredited)

Allen Covert ... Pornstore Clerk (uncredited)

Gregory George Frank ... Producer (uncredited)

Tara Gerard ... Dick Shadow's Girl (uncredited)

Xango Henry ... Porn Merchant (uncredited)

Zebulun Huling ... Porn Star (uncredited)
A.D. Massi ... Young Jeremiah (uncredited)

David E. Newham ... Porn Star (uncredited)

Christine Nguyen ... Girl in Photoshoot (uncredited)

Mr. Snake ... Mobster (uncredited)
Matthew L. Sobel ... Porn Star (uncredited)

Tabitha Taylor ... AFA Presenter (uncredited)

Danielle Vasinova ... Babydoll (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Brady 
Writing credits
Adam Sandler (written by) &
Allen Covert (written by) &
Nick Swardson (written by)

Produced by
Allen Covert .... producer
Betsy Danbury .... co-producer
David Dorfman .... producer
Jack Giarraputo .... producer
Adam Sandler .... producer
Nick Swardson .... producer
Original Music by
Waddy Wachtel 
Cinematography by
Michael Barrett (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jason Gourson 
Casting by
Lisa London 
Catherine Stroud 
Production Design by
Dina Lipton 
Set Decoration by
Halina Siwolop 
Costume Design by
Mary Jane Fort 
Makeup Department
Samantha Ashcraft .... special makeup effects artist
Raqueli Dahan .... makeup artist
Debra-Lee Davidson .... additional makeup artist
Jamie Leigh DeVilla .... key makeup artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human, Inc
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker
Annette Lorant .... makeup artist
Veronica Lorenz .... makeup artist
Erik Porn .... special makeup effects supervisor: for Almost Human Inc.
Tina Roesler Kerwin .... makeup department head
Kelvin R. Trahan .... hair department head
Production Management
Betsy Danbury .... production manager
Don J. Hug .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Moran .... first assistant director: second unit
James Moran .... second assistant director
Art Department
Doug Anderson .... lead plasterer
Rachel Block .... art department coordinator
Joshua Cheek .... assistant property master
Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master
Eric A. Hulett .... buyer
Kenneth Jensen .... general foreman
Jim C. Johnson .... leadman
Mark Kelly .... assistant property master
Canyon Martens .... set dresser
King Orba .... property master (as Mark Wallace)
Tomas Sallvin .... construction coordinator
Andrew Settle .... set dresser
Scott Schutzki .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Brian Corral .... production sound trainee
Ron Fremstad .... utility sound
John Hays .... boom operator
Joe Iemola .... sound editor
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
David Parker .... sound mixer (second unit)
Clayton Weber .... supervising foley editor
Elmo Weber .... sound re-recording mixer
Elmo Weber .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Dalton Kutsch .... special effects studio technician: Almost Human, Inc
Ryan Senecal .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Edward Leroy Anderson .... digital compositor (as Ed L. Anderson)
George Cawood .... creative director
Lujan Decima .... visual effects artist
Brandon Del Nero .... visual effects coordinator
Geoff Leavitt .... visual effects supervisor
Richard Servello .... digital compositor
Gary Guercio .... stunt coordinator
Casey O'Neill .... stunts
Greg Reynolds .... stunt double
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Matthew Taylor .... stunt double
Eugene Collier .... stunt double: mario joyner (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Ales .... still photographer
Pete Asidilla .... dolly grip
John Beran .... rigging key grip
Kirk Bloom .... camera: "a" camera
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera
Russell Caldwell .... gaffer
David A. Canning .... digital imaging technician
Ryan Carnahan .... rigging grip
Jack Chouchanian .... key grip
Joe Chouchanian .... best boy grip
Tulio Duenas .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator: "b" camera
Frank Endewardt .... lighting technician
Sarah Galley .... camera production assistant
Brian Hartley .... best boy set lighting
Ami Howard .... loader
Michael E. Jacobson .... set videographer
Kris Krosskove .... camera operator
David Luckenbach .... camera operator
Diego Mariscal .... b dolly grip
Ryan Nelson .... grip
William Pavlu .... lighting technician
Bryce Shields .... video assist
Kevin Tiesiera .... lighting technician
Uriel Uribe .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Lauren Stamm .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea Napier .... costumer
Ric Spencer .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Tony D'Amore .... digital intermediate colorist
Allyse Manoff .... digital intermediate producer
Mark Reaser .... hd mastering
J.J. Titone .... second assistant editor
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor
Music Department
Bryan Bonwell .... music supervisor
Michael Dilbeck .... music supervisor
Kristopher Cho Flagg .... songs
Stuart Grusin .... music editor
Kier Lehman .... music department
Sheri Ozeki .... additional music editor
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Transportation Department
Tammi Abbatoye .... transportation office assistant
Tim Abbatoye .... transportation coordinator
Chris Deguzman .... driver generator operator
Other crew
Spencer Andrews .... stand in: Nick Swardson (as Spencer Jambor)
Philip Banks .... cast assistant: Stephen Dorff
Anna Belaro-Rodriguez .... first assistant accountant
Jerry Carville .... key second assistant accountant
Elena Chernock .... set production assistant
Bill Cleavelin .... stand-in: Nick Swardson
Nicky Craft .... payroll accountant
Miles Crowe .... assistant: Mrs. Danbury
Ricky Cuevas .... production accountant
Casey Dady .... production assistant
Jennifer Dunne .... location manager
Erin Eddings .... production assistant (intern )
Stacy Foot .... production coordinator
Rob Frank .... location manager
Sarah Galley .... production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
Ira Goldklang .... legal affairs
Dominique Jaramillo .... set medic
Rob Jepsen .... accounting assistant
Simeon Jones .... additional production assistant
Ben Jordan .... office production assistant
Jeff Ketcham .... assistant: Mr. Covert
Cary Sato Lee .... craft service
Megan Lurty .... production assistant
Joseph Malloch .... production assistant
Michael W. Miliotti .... animal trainer
Leslie A. Morrow .... key assistant location manager
Robert Paulsen .... key assistant location manager
Paul Pawlowski .... post-production accountant
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Michael M. Piehler .... assistant location manager
Charlotte Rapak .... assistant production coordinator
Daniela Rey .... production assistant
Tim Rogers .... set production assistant
Will Ruvalcaba .... key assistant location manager
Tim Seitter .... production assistant
Erin Shelley .... wrangler
Alison R. Smith .... animal trainer
Kori Sparks .... production assistant
Erin Vitali .... cast assistant: Christina Ricci
Erin Eddings .... production assistant (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, language and some nudity
USA:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound) | SDDS

Did You Know?

Swardson defended Bucky Larson in an October 2011 interview, in which he blamed its poor financial showing on the difficulties of advertising the material: "To promote an R-rated movie, with commercials, with this character, it was just really, really hard. It was hard to get the movie across to people. The trailer in theaters was really tame because we couldn't show any of the insanity, and even if we did it, it wouldn't hit because it had no context. It was just really frustrating." He predicted the film would find more appreciation on DVD. Swardson also dismissed the negative reviews. "I knew the critics were going to bury us because of the acting, how it was written and directed, none of those reviewers was psyched to see Bucky Larson and laugh. They go in with the mentality 'fuck these guys for making another movie.' They go in there to kind of headhunt. It makes me laugh because it's just so embarrassing. It makes them look like such morons."See more »
Dick Shadow:Nothing grows in my crotch shade. Nothing.See more »
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25 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst comedies ever released!!!, 18 January 2012
Author: ManBehindTheMask63 from United States

I like Nick Swardson. His show "Pretend time" on Comedy Central is hilarious and he's usually good in supporting roles ("Grandma's boy" & "Just go with it"). But wow, did this movie suck. "Bucky Larson" is flat. The jokes aren't funny and the acting for the most part is uninspired. Don Johnson was the highlight of the film and Christina Ricci did what she could but there are no redeeming qualities in this film.

I went in with low expectations because of the bad reviews and word of mouth, and yet I was still disappointed. This film deserves to be in the bottom 250 on IMDb. With the talent that was involved in the project and the premise of a porn comedy, "Bucky Larson" should have been funny. But instead I found myself wishing it was never made. I feel sorry for the chumps who paid $10 to see this garbage in theaters.

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