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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

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A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.

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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bucky Larson
... Kathy McGee
... Miles Deep
... Dick Shadow
... J Day
... Gary
... Jeremiah Larson
Miriam Flynn ... Debbie Larson
Mario Joyner ... Claudio
... Jimmy
... Blueberry
... Antonio (as Nick Turturro)
... Marge
... Casting Director
Dana Goodman ... Gretchen (as Dana Min Goodman)
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Living in small town Iowa, Bucky Larson is a simple minded, uneducated, beaver toothed young man still living with his protective parents, Jeremiah and Debbie Larson. Initially saddened when he is fired from his job as a bagger at a supermarket, he eventually sees it as a sign that he is destined for greatness in some other field. Based on some information he learns, Bucky believes that destiny is to become a porn star, despite he being a virgin and only having recently learned what masturbation is. With his parents' blessing, Bucky hops on a bus to Los Angeles to make it big there as a porn star. He is taken under the wings of a few people in LA. On the professional side, he meets the reigning king of porn, Dick Shadow, who only sees in Bucky a laughing stock. But washed up porn director Miles Deep stumbles across what he sees as an untapped niche market for Bucky's limited talents. Miles has the challenge of trying to convince investors who only see in Bucky the antithesis of porn. ... Written by Huggo

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There are no small actors. Just small parts. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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9 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,415,023, 11 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,331,318, 18 September 2011
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1.85 : 1
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Matt Fisher loves this movie See more »

Goofs

at 22 minutes in, Bucky is in the bushes, the cookie he's holding changes shape over and over. See more »

Quotes

Dick Shadow: Nothing grows in my crotch shade. Nothing.
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Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Jack and Jill (2013) See more »

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Precious Time
Written by James Delle Carr
Performed by Inna Sense
Courtesy of Orange Table Entertainment
By arrangement with BZEE ROC Music Group, LLC
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A Stunning Cinematic Achievement
12 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Based on the edge-of-your-seat trailer and the early Oscar buzz, I had extremely high hopes for this film. Easy to say, I was not let down.

From the awe-inspiring cinematography to the tour-de-force performances from the A-list cast, it's nearly impossible to classify this movie as anything less than a masterpiece.

The emotional climatic twist left the entire nearly everyone in the theater in tears, myself included. Never before had a film had such a powerful impact on me. It truly has changed the way I look at the world.

Mark my words, this will soon become a timeless classic required by film schools across the country. This is not one to miss.


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