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An experimental filmmaker takes a job as a driver for a foul-mouthed child actor and his ambitious stage mother.

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Rick Shiller - the driver
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Tim
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Isaac
Victoria Fodor ...
Enthusiastic Agent
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P.R. Agent
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J.R.
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Taylor Brandon Burns
Pamela Redfern ...
Stewardess (as Pam Redfern)
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Suzanne
Danielle Miller ...
Fangirl
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Reed Harrison
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Chip Metzger
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Sydney Mehta
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Jane - 3rd A.D.
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Philip Templeman
Toby Proctor ...
Wade Keeler - 1st A.D.
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Tabitha
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Basil
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Mr. Budge
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Miss Kelly
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Mr. Cramer-Byng
Tricelle Cummings ...
Angie #1
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Angie #2
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Natalie - girlfriend
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Photographer
Paul Haddad ...
'Wedge' Exec
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Lighting Guy
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Fresno Burnbaum - Dad
Matt Watts ...
'First Son' Editor
Kelly Fiddick ...
Ex-Junkie
Paul Romanuk ...
Hockey Announcer
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Hockey Announcer
Johnny Goltz ...
Terrence
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Girlfriend (as Leah Cudmore)
Paul Brogren ...
Young Pioneer
Michael Barry ...
Waiter
Lisa Lambert ...
Sous Chef
Kathryn Haggis ...
Dishwasher
Stefanie Samuels ...
Nurse
Mark Dailey ...
News Anchor
J.C. Kenny ...
L.A. Reporter
Kris Saric ...
S.W.A.T. Sargeant
Jay Ferguson ...
Fresno's Band
Michael Johnson ...
Fresno's Band
Chris Murphy ...
Fresno's Band
Andrew Scott ...
Fresno's Band
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First Son Actor - Chad
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First Son Actor- Dexter
David Klar ...
First Son Actor - Lenny
Matt Cahill ...
First Son Actor - Camp Counsellor
Taxi ...
Banjo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Niv Fichman ...
Audience (uncredited)
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Jesus (uncredited)

Directed by

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Don McKellar

Written by

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Don McKellar ... (written by) and
Michael Goldbach ... (written by)

Produced by

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Niv Fichman ... producer
Daniel Iron ... producer
Jennifer Jonas ... producer

Music by

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Christopher Dedrick

Cinematography by

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André Turpin

Film Editing by

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Reginald Harkema

Editorial Department

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Louis Casado ... film timer
Kenn Elliott ... colorist: HDTV dailies
Jim Fleming ... digital film colorist
Branko Vasovic ... assistant editor

Casting By

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John Buchan

Production Design by

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John Dondertman

Costume Design by

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Debra Hanson

Makeup Department

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Debra Johnson ... key makeup artist (as Deb Johnson)
Traci Loader ... first assistant makeup artist
Mary Monforte ... key makeup artist
Taraleigh Wallace ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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Matt Cahill ... post-production supervisor
Maribeth Daley ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard Black ... second assistant director
Vicki Henton ... trainee assistant director
David Manion ... first assistant director
Neil Winemaker ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Garry Honcharuk ... property master
Norm Ouzounis ... props
David Sauder ... assistant art director
Adam Urquhart ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Erik Culp ... foley mixer
Robert Fletcher ... sound recordist
Martin Lee ... re-recording mixer
Steve Munro ... sound designer
Lou Solakofski ... re-recording mixer
Iain Stewart ... boom operator
David Drainie Taylor ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Tim Good ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Naomi Anderlini ... main title designer
Rob Gyorgy ... digital effects artist
Chad Malbon ... digital film producer / visual effects producer

Stunts

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Tiny Good ... stunt rigging
Brayden Jones ... stunts
Alison Reid ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Max Armstrong ... camera trainee
Blayne Badge ... electrician
Terry Banting ... gaffer
Dean Dallas Bentley ... grip
Pauline Edwards ... second assistant camera: second unit
Andy Gondek ... best boy electric
J.W. Lee Ionson ... generator operator
Eric Jennings ... first assistant camera: second unit
Lainie Knox ... first camera assistant: "b" camera
John Pogue ... electrician
John Price ... first assistant camera
Joe Strazzeri ... key grip
Clayton Tiedemann ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Jonathan Payne ... casting assistant

Location Management

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A.J. Hordal ... location manager

Music Department

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Velma Barkwell ... executive producer: soundtrack album
Erin Hunt ... music coordinator: S.L. Feldman & Associates
Natalie Pancer ... coordinator: soundtrack
Michael Perlmutter ... music supervisor: S.L. Feldman & Associates (as Michael A. Perlmutter)
Ron Searles ... music score recording engineer

Other crew

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Cynthia Amsden ... unit publicist
David Betances ... production assistant
Tom Bishop Jr. ... horse wrangler
Janet Cavanagh ... set supervisor
Gary Eisler ... stand-in: male
Eric Fieland ... production assistant
Indira Guha ... legal and business affairs: Telefilm Canada
Kris King ... assistant production coordinator
Julie McLeod ... stand-in: female
Oliver Olsen ... script supervisor
Carole-Ann Woods ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Atom Egoyan ... special thanks
Ron Sexsmith ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller, a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines When you're only famous for fifteen minutes, every second counts. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'enfant prodige (Canada, French title)
  • Звездный ребенок (Russia)
  • Copilul minune (Romania)
Runtime
  • 98 min
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Budget CAD5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie's producer, Niv Fichman, can be seen sitting in the audience towards the end of the movie, right after Taylor says to Rick, "Your introduction is longer than your film." He is sitting on the left. See more »
Goofs When Rick is taking Taylor out on the town in Toronto to help him gain experience with women, initially they are driving northbound on Yonge Street, a few blocks north of Eglinton (as evidenced by the HMV location next to Toys 'R' Us; these two stores are part of the Yonge-Eglinton Centre). Shortly afterward, they are at a cafe called Il Gatto Nero, which is at College and Crawford, a few blocks east of Ossington - and several kilometres to the SOUTHwest of the Yonge and Eglinton area. See more »
Movie Connections References The Mother and the Whore (1973). See more »
Soundtracks C Minor Lament for Arnold and Willis See more »
Crazy Credits The audio from the film (called "The First Son") that they are making within this movie plays over the end credits. See more »
Quotes [Natalie and Taylor have snuck onto the White House set to have sex]
Taylor Brandon Burns: So where do you want to do it? The Oval Office, The Greenroom, the Lincoln Bedroom ?
Natalie: It's your fantasy; I'm Canadian.
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