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Starbuck -- David Wosniak (Patrick Huard), a 42 year-old lovable but perpetual screw-up, finally decides to take control of his life.
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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Release Date:
3 May 2012 (New Zealand) See more »
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Plot:
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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11 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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(288 articles)
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Starbuck for Sure - 9 Stars! See more (19 total) »

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
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
Luc Raymond .... sound effects editor
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
Mario Sévigny .... trailer score by (uncredited)
 
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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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material
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109 min | Canada:103 min
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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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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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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Starbuck for Sure - 9 Stars!, 6 April 2013
Author: ArthurVanDam1 from United States

Leave it to the Indie's to create a one-of-a-kind 9-star film. Starbuck takes the cake, or maybe puts the icing On the cake - sorry. High kudos to director Ken Scott.

This film stars Patrick Huard as David Wozniak, aka Starbuck. When David was in his early 20s, he became a professional sperm donor. In fact, he made 655 donations, collected nearly $25,000 in fees and sired 533 children. Hence the movie's theme.

David, now in his early 40s, works as a delivery man in his father's butcher shop. Always tardy but a terrifically likable fellow.

142 of his children band together and launch a class action lawsuit to force David to reveal his identity. Along with the summons and complaint, the sperm collection agency receives a packet that contains a one-sheet from each of the 142. A one-sheet is a one-pager that contains the person's picture and a brief bio. Professional speakers create these for their sales pitch.

Curious David meets a few of his children in his quest to find meaning and make a contribution. He helps three or four of them.

So the debate begins. Should he reveal his identity? What does he owe these now 20-something people? What are his privacy rights? Do children put up for adoption have the right to meet their natural parents? Lots of social issues presented in a truly endearing and entertaining way. . .

David's close friend Avocat, played by Antoine Bertrand is his aspiring lawyer.

Oh and David's girlfriend Valerie, played by Julie LeBreton is pregnant so he contends with that too.

One ding though. The folks that made the movie put the English subtitles in white font and a number of the backgrounds are light colors. So some of the text is difficult to read. Boo! But...

Without revealing any more details because that might spoil the movie, see Starbuck - a Delightfully Wonderful Movie. Loaded with great stuff! Enjoy.

9 stars!!!

Arthur VanDam, film critic and author

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