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Delivery Man (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 November 2013 (USA)
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An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.



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David Wozniak is a man who is irresponsible and unreliable which doesn't exactly endear him to his family and his girlfriend. And when she tells him that she's pregnant, she tells him, she plans to do it on her own because she can't count on him. One day a lawyer shows up and talks to him about the fact that twenty years ago he was a sperm donor for about a year and his sperm was used to father over 500 children. And now over 100 of them want to know who he is but because he signed a confidentiality agreement, they can't be told who he is. So they are going to court to try to get the confidentiality set aside. His lawyer tells him that they can win this. But when the lawyer who saw him gives him info on the ones who want to see him, he takes a peek at one and decides to go see him and not tell him he's the father. He then goes out and checks out some of his other children and doesn't tell them who he is and connects with them. His lawyer tells him it could jeopardize their case, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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You're never quite ready for what life delivers.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Starbuck  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,944,977 (USA) (22 November 2013)


$30,659,817 (USA) (14 March 2014)

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Did You Know?


Chris Pratt gained 60 pounds for his role as David's out-of-shape friend, Brett. See more »


Emma is seen with a large pregnant belly while painting her house, but later when she is about to meet with David's family while walking on the sidewalk with David, she has a flat belly. She is supposed to be pregnant the whole time until she delivers the baby near the end of the movie. See more »


David: Emma... Will you marry me?
Emma: Won't you wait and see if I get my figure back?
David: If you stay flabby, I promise I'll get flabby as well.
Emma: I wonder if that's the first time anyone's used the word "flabby" in a marriage proposal.
[she kisses him]
David: Emma... I'm Starbuck.
Emma: [whispers angrily] Why are you always scamming? How could you think that a marriage proposal would excuse the fact that you're a father of 533 children? David! God! This... this is no longer your child!
David: I wanna be very clear on two points. ...
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A remake Just 18-Months after the original......?
17 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The basic premise of this movie Is......lots of children sue their 'Sperm-Donor' father. I would have had no problem with giving this Movie the lowest possible score - but It would be unfair to severely criticise the actors and crew for what Is clearly Writer and Director Ken Scott's problem! Just 2 short years before this Movie, our Mr.Scott wrote AND directed 'Starbuck' (2011), Identical to 'Delivery Man'(which he also wrote & directed) In every way (even down to our main man having exactly 142 disgruntled offspring)! Whilst 'Starbuck' only grossed around £15k on It's first weekend (the fact that It had French dialogue can't have helped It's popularity), Ken Scott must have realised that he was sitting on a Cracking Script - and so, less than 2 years later,behold.....Delivery Man! Only this time with a budget of £26 Million and an opening weekend take of £8 Million! Fittingly,perhaps,'Starbuck' Is generally considered the best of the two,and don't take my word for It....check out the votes here on IMDb and elsewhere and, of course - see them both for yourselves! It's an Interesting journey.

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