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Starbuck -- 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.
Starbuck -- 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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3 May 2012 (New Zealand) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Patrick Huard ... David Wozniak / Starbuck

Julie LeBreton ... Valérie

Antoine Bertrand ... Avocat
Dominic Philie ... Frère sombre
Marc Bélanger ... Frère sympathique
Igor Ovadis ... Père de David
David Michael ... Antoine (as David Michaël)
Patrick Martin ... Étienne
David Giguère ... Porte parole

Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse ... Julie
Pierre Mailloux ... Proprie café fe quartier
Patrick Labbé ... Maître Chamberland
Marie-France Lambert ... Infirmétre intervante
Pascal Contamine ... Équipier #2
Félix Brassard ... Julien
Alex Vallée ... Ricardo
Frédéric Gosselin ... Artisan 17e
Félix-Antoine Tremblay ... Sauveteur (Marcos)
Luc Pilon ... Journaliste SRC
Lise Thouin ... Juge Grevier
Maude Payette ... Greffier
Mathieu Gosselin ... Équipier #1

Catherine De Sève ... Lectrice de nouvelles
Annick Léger ... Préposée clinique
Joujou Turenne ... Réceptionniste institut
Laurent-Christophe De Ruelle ... Coisier ado libroirie

Sebastien Beaulac ... Homme de main #1
Denis Harvey ... Col bleu #1
Bonfield Marcoux ... Directeur banque #3
Joseph Bellerose ... Directeur banque #4
Sophie Caron ... Infirmitre compatisante
Daniel Malenfant ... Vendeur de poussettes
Linda Sauvé ... Cliente #2 boucherie
Fatma Noyan ... Infirmotre échogrophie
Lou Brassard ... Enfant avocat (4 ans) (as Louis Brassard)

Patrick Caux ... Voleur de stationnement
Maxime Després ... David 18 ans

André Lanthier ... Avocat adverse
André Umbriaco ... Reverndeur #1
Léa-Marie Cantin ... Journaliste TVA
Claude Tremblay ... Directeur banque #1
Nathalie D'Anjou ... Directeur banque #2
Fred-Eric Salvail ... Infermier institut (as Fred-Éric Salvail)
Marie-Noelle Mainguy ... Cliente #1 boucherie (as Marie-Noél Mainguy)
Belkacem Lahbairi ... Chauffeur taxi
Daniel Desputeau ... Employé #1 boucherie
Chadi Alhelou ... Équipier #3

Martin Petit ... Vidongeur
Sébastien René ... Raphaél
Charles-Alexandre Dubé ... Jeune Commis
Pierre-Samuel Gendreau ... Jeune soulan
Émilie Leclerc ... Jolie cégepienne
Camille Vanasse ... Manicuriste
Iannicko N'Doua-Légaré ... Enfant #1
Jade Archambault ... Enfant #2
Éve Archambeault ... Enfant #3 (as Éve Archambault)
Sonia Cordeau ... Enfant #4
Philomène Lévesque-Rainville ... Enfant #5
Mickael Gouin ... Enfant #6
Nicolas Lepage ... Enfant avocat (8 ans)
Marimay Pouliot-Walsh ... Enfant avocat (6 ans)
Louis-Antoine Sans-Thivierge ... Enfant avocat (5 ans) (as Louis-Antoine Sans Thivierge)
Nadine Meloche ... Femme du frère sympathique
Pascale Charbonneau ... Femme frére sérvdre

Gian Carlo Bono ... Employé grand magasin #1
Nadine Jean ... Employé grand magasin #2
Marco Viel ... Ambulancier #1
Josie Cunningham ... Ambulancier #2

François Aubin ... Docteur
Guillaume Tremblay ... Homme admirotif #1
Alain Lépine ... Homme admirotif #2
Jason Van Asten ... Homme admirotif #3
Paul Stewart ... Proprio boutique sport
Bertin Savard ... Photographe 'soccer'
François Lambert ... Agent #1 / Constat d'infraction
Frédéric Savard ... Agent #2 / Constat d'infraction

Frédéric-Antoine Guimond ... Partisan adverse
Dominic St-Louis ... Confrére artisan
Michel Valliéres ... Agent de sécurité hotel
Julien Lemire ... Amoureux #1 de Julien
Jimmy Tremblay Ouellet ... Amoureux #2 de Julien (as Jimmy Tremblay-Ouellet)
Luca Asselin ... Amoureux #3 de Julien
Stéphanie Perreault ... Amoureuse de Julien
Michel-Maxime Legault ... Préposé de nuit
Dominique Dufour ... Sténo procés
Richard Champagne ... Spécialiste #1
Annie St-Pierre ... Spécialiste #2
Mathieu Samaille ... Reporter #1
Etienne Filion ... Reporter #2 (as Étienne Filion)
Guillaume Baillargeon ... Reporter #3
Giorgio Cazzaro ... Animateur réscou #1
André Normandin ... Animateur réscou #2
Dominique Perreault ... Animateur réscou #3
Philippe Audrey ... Stagiore nouvelles
Jean-Sébastien Côté ... Préposé #1

Sébastien Rouleau ... Préposé #2
Pascale Denommée ... Régisseur nouvelles

Alexandre Prefontaine ... DBL David / plangeur / DBL cascade David
Geneviéve Courcy ... DBL Valerie.enceinte 3 mais
Bobo Vian ... Mére Wozniak - photo

John Topor ... Homme de main #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Barry ... Joueur de Soccer (uncredited)
Lisandre Bujold ... Enfant de David (uncredited)
Jerome Cloutier ... Enfant de David (uncredited)

Directed by
Ken Scott 
 
Writing credits
Ken Scott  and
Martin Petit 

Produced by
Valérie d'Auteuil .... associate producer
Jasmyrh Lemoine .... producer
Danny Rossner .... line producer
André Rouleau .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Lafleche 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Gill (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Yvann Thibaudeau 
 
Casting by
Pierre Pageau 
Daniel Poisson 
 
Art Direction by
Danielle Labrie 
 
Set Decoration by
Elise de Blois 
David Laramy 
 
Costume Design by
Sharon Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Chantal Bergeron .... hair stylist
Marianne Bobet .... assistant makeup artist
Kathy Kelso .... key makeup artist
Magali Métivier .... makeup artist
Martin Rivest .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Melany Bourgouin .... post-production supervisor
Danny Rossner .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariane Côté-Chénier .... additional third assistant director
Etienne Didelot-Pothier .... second third assistant director
Valerie Milot .... third assistant director
Anne Sirois .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dominique Brunel .... property master
Annette Bélanger .... art dept co-ordinator
Pascale Deschênes .... set dresser
Steve Louis .... graphic designer
Martine Mongrain .... art department assistant
Merik Pelletier .... computer graphics artist
Jean-Francois Poupart .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Pierre-Jules Audet .... supervising sound editor
Salma Ayache .... dialogue transcription
Nicolas Dallaire .... adr recording
Arnaud Derimay .... sound recordist
Natalie Fleurant .... adr supervisor
Bernard Gariépy Strobl .... sound re-recording mixer
Gabrielle Labelle Joly .... technical support
Louis-Antoine Lassonde .... technical support
Fanny Dubois Nguyen .... assistant foley artist
Jean-Philippe St-Laurent .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Mathieu Aubin .... digital effects
 
Stunts
Mike Chute .... stunt coordinator
Alexandre Prefontaine .... stunt double
Sébastien Rouleau .... stunt actor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Dinel .... key grip
Paul Duchesne .... best boy grip
Amine El Fadl .... assistant camera
Jean-Francois Gingras .... grip
Marie-Ève Gosselin .... camera trainee
René Guillard .... gaffer
John Harris .... second lighting technician
Denis-Noel Mostert .... steadicam operator
Mathieu Nadon .... film loader
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Yan Duranceau .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Guillaume Girard .... assistant editor
Marc Lussier .... colorist
Arthur Montreuil .... film timer
 
Music Department
Jasmyrh Lemoine .... musical rights supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Dominic Prevost .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Rémi Fréchette .... making-of
Joe Iacono .... financial consultant and auditor
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Romain Kelfa .... production assistant
Francine Lebrun .... production coordinator
Benoît Mathieu .... location manager
Christine Mercier .... assistant to the producers
Stéphane Moraille .... legal clearances
Matthew Oppenheimer .... production assistant
Joshua Ravetch .... production resources
 
Thanks
Bruno Rosato .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material
Runtime:
109 min | Canada:103 min
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Québec) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:15A | Japan:G | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Factual errors: Among the newspapers from around the world with headlines about "Starbuck" is the Israeli daily paper Ha-Aretz. Though the headline and the articles are in Hebrew letters, they are full of mistakes and make absolutely no sense.See more »
Quotes:
[from trailer]
David Wozniak:What would a normal person do in this situation?
Man:A normal person wouldn't be in this situation.
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Delivery Man (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Thank MeSee more »

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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Should Starbuck spill the beans?, 18 April 2012
Author: Laakbaar from The Netherlands

In this feel-good movie the viewer is transported to the world of David Wozniak, a French-speaking Polish-Canadian who lives in Montreal, where he works in a family business as a meat deliveryman. He's an average Joe without much ambition or money. He is amiable and has a good heart, but his girlfriend Valérie is ready to dump him because of his aimlessness.

It turns out that he has a secret. Because of a screw-up at a fertility clinic, he is actually the biological father of hundreds of children. There are so many of them they have organised to find out the identity of "Starbuck", their common father. This diverse, interesting group of young people have formed a rather large club that socialises together. After all, they have the same father.

The plot of the movie has two threads based on David's attempts to cope with this situation: David getting caught up (secretly) in the world of these children; but at the same time David trying to hide his identity from them, Valérie and the world. I was drawn into this scenario and was curious to see where it would go.

The movie had a lot of fast dialogue in French, but it was easy to follow because of the English subtitles. The film is filled with gentle humour. The interesting world of the Wozniak family was portrayed realistically. Montreal life is the quiet backdrop to this movie. However, you have to wonder where the snow was!

One thing that wasn't really explained was how these sperm-donor children all found each other. Clearly there was a massive problem with the clinic, but this aspect is not dwelt on in the film.

Final word: a good movie.

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