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As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.

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Frère sombre
Marc Bélanger ...
Frère sympathique
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Antoine (as David Michaël)
Patrick Martin ...
Étienne
David Giguère ...
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Julie
Pierre Mailloux ...
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Patrick Labbé ...
Maître Chamberland
Marie-France Lambert ...
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Pascal Contamine ...
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Félix Brassard ...
Julien
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At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she's pregnant, David's past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he's the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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$15,530 (USA) (22 March 2013)

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$335,034 (USA) (17 May 2013)
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A movie you should see
1 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

I liked "Starbuck" very much. My main advice would be to watch it before the American version is out. It's not that I don't believe in Hollywood, but I don't. This movie is heartwarming, the characters are lovable and the story is fairly original. It has moments which will make you laugh, but its true strength is in those moments which will make you smile. The acting is good, the music is very suitable and the director has managed to produce a sotry which dodges clichés. "Starbuck"is a movie which would make you feel better if you are in a bad mood, and even if you are feeling good it would elevate your spirit even more. It is not a movie to change your view on life or something, but you'll have a real fun watching it and that's what going to the movies is all about.


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