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Starbuck (2011)

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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Wozniak / Starbuck
... Valérie
... Avocat
... Frère sombre
Marc Bélanger ... Frère sympathique
Igor Ovadis ... Père de David
David Michael ... Antoine (as David Michaël)
Patrick Martin ... Étienne
David Giguère ... Porte parole
... Julie
Pierre Mailloux ... Proprie café fe quartier
... Maître Chamberland
... Infirmétre intervante
Pascal Contamine ... Équipier #2
Félix Brassard ... Julien
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At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she's pregnant, David's past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he's the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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3 May 2012 (New Zealand)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,530, 24 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$335,034, 19 May 2013
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This and Delivery Man (2013), which is a remake of this movie, are both directed by Ken Scott See more »

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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 »

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[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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Remade as Fonzy (2013) See more »

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Bricks (Dntel Remix)
Written by Mike Lindsay, Phil Winter, Becky Jacobs, Martin Smith, Sam Genders, and Ashley Bates
Performed by Tunng
Published by Domino Publishing Company of America
Courtesy of Thrill Jockey Records
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Life Is A Stage And Where Else Would You Meet So Many Characters But In Your Own Family
15 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Life is a stage and where else could you meet so many characters but in your own family!

David Wozniack's 539 sperm donor children were as different as Matthew the tax collector and Simon the Zealot at The Last Supper!

I loved them all ...the severely autistic, the prescription drug addict, the unemployed actor, the soccer star, the neurotic, and the gay!

We often learn the most from those who are most unlike ourselves.

The labyrinth of sperm donor children that surround the birth of his first newborn child is heart warming! It feels like agape love much like Quebec film "The Barbarian Invasion"

However, Quebec has a way of romanticizing the trivialization and the minimization of having accountability for actions. (such as the fertility Clinic that donated 500 sperm donor donations under the name Starbuck)

I almost fell in love with this film!


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