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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ()


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When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

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Conner
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Owen
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Lawrence
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Paula
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Harry
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Deborah
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Tilly
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Ashley
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Hunter
Edgar Blackmon ...
Eddie
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Sponge
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10-Year Old Conner
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10-Year Old Owen
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10-Year Old Lawrence
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Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson / The Roots (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)
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Carrie Underwood
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Nas
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Usher (as Usher)
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50 Cent
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Quirky Kid
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Ringo Starr
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Simon Cowell
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Adam Levine
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Akon
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Mariah Carey
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Sarah (Personal Assistant)
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Perspective Manipulator
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Alecia Moore (as Alecia Moore)
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Big Boy
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Khaled 'DJ Khaled' Khaled (as Khaled 'DJ Khaled' Khaled)
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A$AP Rocky (as A$AP Rocky)
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Gary Sikes (Label Photographer)
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Mario Lopez
Patricia Schaffer ...
Upset Homeowner
Jim Hegarty ...
Angry Appliance Fan (as James Hegarty)
Walker Borba ...
Angry Vlogger (as Walker William Borba)
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Main CMZ Reporter
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Brunette CMZ Reporter
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Blonde CMZ Reporter
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Dreadlocked CMZ Reporter (as Eric Andre)
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Zippy
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Steam Punk Doctor
Jonah Goldstein ...
Steam Punk Doctor
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Lame Ass Dude
Mike Winfield ...
Hunter's DJ / Hypeman
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Danger Mouse
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RZA
Chester Tam ...
Club DJ
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T.I.
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Pharrell Williams
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Seal
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Wolf Handler
Adrien Finkel ...
Angry Fan
Christine Krumme ...
Angry Fan
Ben Newell ...
Angry Fan
Joy Lanceta Coronel ...
Angry Fan (as Joy Lanceta)
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Angry Fan
Love Keith ...
Angry Fan (as Keith Love)
Alison Sluiter ...
Angry Fan
Isis Brown ...
Angry Fan
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Jimmy Fallon
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Win Butler (Arcade Fire)
Régine Chassagne ...
Régine Chassagne (Arcade Fire)
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Steve Higgins
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Limo Driver (as Derek Maers)
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Crazy Fan (as Alison Hermine Rich)
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Martin Sheen
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Bagpipe Player
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Documentary Crew Member
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Snoop Dogg
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Stage Manager
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Poppies Producer
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Hammerleg Lead Singer (as Weird Al Yankovic)
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Michael Bolton
Damon Bryson ...
The Roots
Kirk Douglas ...
The Roots
James 'Kamal' Gray ...
The Roots (as James Gray)
David Guy ...
The Roots
Mark Kelley ...
The Roots
James Poyser ...
The Roots
Ian Hendrickson-Smith ...
The Roots
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The Roots (as Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter)
Frank Walker ...
The Roots
Manwe Saul Addison ...
Dancer (as Manwé Sauls-Addison)
Leah Adler ...
Dancer
Carly Anderson ...
Dancer
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Dancer
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Dancer
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Dancer
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Dancer
Brandon Henschel ...
Dancer
Calvit Dolvin Hodge Jr. ...
Dancer (as Calvit Hodge)
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Dancer
Alicia Mazepa ...
Dancer
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Dancer
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Dancer (as Kyle Robinson)
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Dancer
Stephanie Scull ...
Dancer
Ashley Seldon ...
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Dancer
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Nathaniel Trasoras ...
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Dancer (as CJ Tyson)
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Conner's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Carly Anderson ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Halle Arbaugh ...
Video Girl (uncredited)
Eric Banzon ...
Conner's Entourage Member (uncredited)
Kyle Barck ...
Weed Holder Guy (uncredited)
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Bouncer (uncredited)
Shamekia Bowen ...
Groupie (uncredited)
Cameron Brinkman ...
Roadie (uncredited)
Cristian Burea ...
Entourage (uncredited)
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Concert Goer (uncredited)
Julianna Cress ...
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Melanie Cunningham ...
Concert Fan (uncredited)
Ani Darcey ...
Conner's Entourage (uncredited)
Armah David ...
Paparazzi (uncredited)
Chad Davis ...
DJ Tiny Tim (uncredited)
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Club Goer (uncredited)
Rick L. Dean ...
Minister (uncredited)
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Frank (uncredited)
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Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Desiree DiFoggio ...
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Jacob Dubizhansky ...
Concert Fan (uncredited)
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Paramedic- EMT (uncredited)
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Roadie (uncredited)
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The Umbrella Wrangler (uncredited)
Erica Ficklin ...
Background Fan (uncredited)
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Groom (uncredited)
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Security Guard (uncredited)
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Shoe Designer (uncredited)
Monde Gumede ...
Teen (uncredited)
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Jeanette (uncredited)
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Conner's Entourage (uncredited)
Annie Hsu ...
Conner's Entourage (uncredited)
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Groupie (uncredited)
Jahmilla Jackson ...
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
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Security Guard (uncredited)
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Singer #1 (uncredited)
Taryn Jones ...
Fan (uncredited)
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Edward Losch ...
Tour Guide (uncredited)
Christine Lozano ...
Lesbian (uncredited)
Frank Lui Geo ...
Concert Mogul (uncredited)
Kyrannio Margaros ...
Award Guest (uncredited)
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Singer #2 (uncredited)
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Drunk Aunt (uncredited)
Ray Melendez ...
Forum Crew (uncredited)
Amanda Misquez ...
Teen Girl 2 (uncredited)
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CMZ Staffer (uncredited)
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DJ Francis (uncredited)
Monique Oberholzer ...
Concert Fan (uncredited)
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VIP Concert Attendee (uncredited)
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Screaming Teenage Fan (uncredited)
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Katy (uncredited)
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Paparazzi with Camera (uncredited)
Cynthia Ramos ...
Concert Fan (uncredited)
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Gay Wedding Bride (uncredited)
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Teen Girl 1 (uncredited)
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Marcy Silver ...
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Adonis Simmons ...
Concert Goer and Award Show Attendee (uncredited)
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Screaming Teen Fan (uncredited)
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Concert Fan (uncredited)
Nick Stern ...
Concert Fan (uncredited)
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Claudia Cantrell (uncredited)
Luci Suicide ...
Entourage (uncredited)
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Super Fan (uncredited)
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Tyrus Quash (uncredited)
Dorinda Townsend ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Anita Tucker ...
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Award Guest (uncredited)
Emely von Oest ...
1960s Mom (uncredited)
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Lisa (uncredited)
Megan Wallace ...
Concert Fan (uncredited)
Jamie C.X. Wang ...
Highschool Instagramer (uncredited)
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Stage Manager #1 (uncredited)
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Fargt (uncredited)

Directed by

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Akiva Schaffer
Jorma Taccone

Written by

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Andy Samberg ... (written by) &
Akiva Schaffer ... (written by) &
Jorma Taccone ... (written by)

Produced by

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Judd Apatow ... producer
Adrien Finkel ... associate producer
Amanda Glaze ... co-producer
Garrett Grant ... executive producer: additional photography
Rodney Rothman ... producer
Morgan Sackett ... executive producer
Andy Samberg ... producer
Akiva Schaffer ... producer
Jorma Taccone ... producer

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Matthew Compton ... composer

Cinematography by

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Brandon Trost

Film Editing by

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Craig Alpert
Jamie Gross
Stacey Schroeder

Editorial Department

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Zene Baker ... additional editor
David Berman ... first assistant editor
Jim Carretta ... first assistant editor
Gabriel Diaz ... editorial assistant
Joseph Dickerson ... second assistant editor
David Egan ... visual effects editor
Siggy Ferstl ... digital intermediate artist
Craig Herring ... additional editor
Greg Hollander ... assistant editor
Annie Johnson ... digital intermediate producer
Matthew W. Johnson ... digital conform: Company 3
Andy Kaplan ... digital intermediate head of production: Company 3
Ken Lebre ... supervising dailies producer
Christopher McDonald ... dailies operator
Jeremy Taylor ... post-production assistant
John Tripp ... color assist
Alex White ... post-production assistant
Alex Wolf ... post-production assistant
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Allison Jones

Production Design by

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Jon Billington

Art Direction by

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Ramsey Avery

Set Decoration by

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Lori Mazuer

Costume Design by

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Sophie De Rakoff

Makeup Department

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Autumn Butler ... makeup department head
Patricia DeHaney ... hair department head
Elizabeth Hoel-Chang ... key makeup artist
Silvina Knight ... makeup artist
Ned Neidhardt ... makeup artist
Amber Snow ... hair stylist
Jose Zamora ... hair stylist
Joy Zapata ... key hair stylist
Leslie D. Bennett ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Tanya Cookingham ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Pavy Olivarez ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Michele Tyminski Schoenbach ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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David Hyman ... unit production manager
Lisa Rodgers ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ryan Craig ... second assistant director
Adam Cuthbert ... additional second assistant director
Steve Day ... first assistant director
Mikaela Mathern ... dga trainee
Walter E. Myal ... second assistant director: additional photography
Michelle Schrauwers ... additional second assistant director
Lynn Struiksma ... second second assistant director
Cecilia Sweatman ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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Jesse J. Adams ... assistant property master
Al Almeida ... assistant property master
Jory Alvarado ... drapery foreman
Bethany Barton ... buyer
John R. Boucher ... set dresser
Susannah Carradine ... art department coordinator
Jeremy Cisneros ... on set dresser
Natalie Contreras ... buyer
Michael Minardo Cook ... prop assistant (as Michael Cook)
Justin Elterman ... graphic designer
Krista Gilbertson ... set decoration assistant
Kiel Gookin ... assistant art director
Kevin Kalaba ... graphic designer
Stephanie Kenny ... art department assistant
Charles Kern ... camera scenic
Creighton Larson ... propmaker
Erin Magill ... assistant art director
Sean Mannion ... property master
Pedram Pezeshkan ... greens coordinator
Wayne Springfield ... construction coordinator
Timothy Vierra ... general foreman

Sound Department

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Mark Agostino ... pro tools playback mixer
George H. Anderson ... supervising sound editor
Davi Aquino ... foley recordist
Paul Bliven ... re-recording mixer: scenes deleted / sound recordist: commentary recordist
Alison Fisher ... dialogue editor
Sandra Fox ... foley artist
Jason Goldstein ... re-recording mixer
Eric Harwood ... mix tech
Jack Heeren ... foley mixer
Goro Koyama ... foley artist
Tony Lamberti ... re-recording mixer
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
Cindy Marty ... sound effects editor
Stephen Muir ... foley recordist
Steve Nelson ... sound mixer
Juan Nunez ... additional sound mixer
Erin Oakley ... adr supervisor
Mark Paterson ... re-recording mixer
Joe Schiff ... dialogue editor
Kevin Schultz ... foley mixer
John Sheridan ... second unit: production sound mixer / sound utility
Cherie Tamai ... first assistant sound editor
Don White ... foley recording mixer
Knox White ... boom operator
Andrea Whiting ... foley recordist (as Andrea Cyr)
Joanne Wu ... boom operator
Jon Krupp ... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ron Trost ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Amir Azar ... digital production administrator: digital domain
Eric M. Beaver ... compositing supervisor
Charlie Bolwell ... digital production manager: Digital Domain
Daniel Brimer ... visual effects producer
Paz Drimer ... digital production administrator: digital domain
Lenz Kol ... compositor: digital domain
Vinh Nguyen ... digital compositor
David Niednagel ... visual effects supervisor
Francisco Ramirez ... visual effects editor: Digital Domain
Joseph Silva ... compositor: Digital Domain
Bill Tlusty ... visual effects executive: Universal
Eric Wilson ... compositor: digital domain

Stunts

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Kristopher Giacomazzi ... stunts
Tony Lazzara ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kevin Atkinson ... "c" camera operator/2nd unit director of photography
Christina Belle ... second assistant camera: "c"
Francis Capone ... loader (as Francis Thomas Capone)
Brian Ciocco ... grip
Greg Dellerson ... first assistant camera: "b"
Louie DeMarco ... additional first assistant
Justin Duval ... gaffer
Brent Egan ... "a" second assistant camera
Jesse M. Feldman ... camera operator: "b" camera: second unit
Justen Hernandez ... a dolly grip
Chad Herr ... key rigging grip
Blake Hooks ... second assistant camera: "c"
Jay M. Huntoon ... videoassist
Leo Ibanez ... 2nd Unit Key Grip
Mark Jacobson ... lighting console programmer: media
Kevin Johnson ... timelapse camera
Levi Kaminkowitz ... additional gaffer
Matthew Kistenmacher ... best boy electric
Eric Leach ... camera operator: "b" camera
David Leite ... key grip: additional photography
BJ McDonnell ... "a" camera operator / steadicam operator
Markus Mentzer ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Phil Miller ... camera operator / director of photography additional photography
Tony Muller ... assistant camera
Shahrouz Nooshinfar ... Video/Computer Playback Engineer
Kris Ostergaard ... best boy: grip
Raul Riveros ... dit
Steven Schuermans ... director of photography additional photography
Richard Smart ... electrician (as Dick Smart)
Tim Soronen ... grip rigger
Brian Sowell ... additional camera operator
Robert Sterry ... video assist utility
Brandon Sumner ... remote head operator
Kevin Sun ... camera loader
Amanda Treyz ... d camera operator
Lance Jay Velazco ... video assist utility
Adam Wilson ... lighting director
Glen Wilson ... still photographer
Terry Wolcott ... b cam assistant / second assistant camera: "b"
Alex Wolf ... camera production assistant
Jason Zakrzewski ... first assistant camera: "c"

Animation Department

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Olney Atwell ... animator

Casting Department

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Bill Dance ... extras casting
Pat Evans ... crowd casting coordinator
Ben Harris ... casting associate
Peter John Kousakis ... casting associate (as Peter Kousakis)
Ashley Lambert ... adr voice casting
Cash Oshman ... Big Crowds: President
Alana Raiser ... Big Crowds: Vice President

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carrie Bauer ... key costumer
Brie Harris ... costumer
Yuan Anne Hua ... cutter/fitter
Amber Jordyn ... set costumer
Daniel Hyun Lim ... Costume Concept Artist / costume illustrator
Jason M. Moore ... set costumer
Paulette Sladinski ... costume assistant
Michi Tomimatsu ... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Wolf ... key costumer
Sarah Yellin ... costumer

Location Management

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Ted Alvarez ... key assistant location manager/scout (as Ted Alvared)
Christina Beaumont ... assistant location manager
Charles Fagin ... assistant location manager
Peter Gluck ... key assistant location manager
Kei Rowan-Young ... location manager
Matt Segal ... assistant location manager (as Matthew Segal)
Melissa A. Eslinger ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Paul Bliven ... composer: additional music (scenesDeleted)
George Drakoulias ... music supervisor
Madeline Frick ... music department
Will Kaplan ... music editor
Lakeisha Lewis ... additional vocalist
Arthur Macarthur ... composer: additional score
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Jasper Randall ... additional vocalist / vocal contractor
Jessica Rotter ... additional vocalist
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Jorge Velasco ... vocal recording engineer
Sam Zeines ... music editor
Angela Leus ... music supervisor: universal pictures (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Allegro ... generator operator
David R. Blakely ... driver
Michael W. Broomer ... driver
Chris Gorden ... transportation captain
Steve Lewis ... transportation
Michael Menapace ... transportation coordinator
Brian Stackhouse ... driver
Matthew Michael Weathers ... dot administrator

Other crew

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Alexis Alexander ... assistant: Mr. Samberg
Ryan Bartley ... ADR Voice Actor
Elizabeth A. Bergman ... first assistant accountant
Danny Bonacci ... assistant: The Lonely Island
Kevin A. Canamar ... supervising set medic
Ali Claire ... vice president credits: Universal Pictures (as Alison Claire-Genis)
Jeremy Denief ... production assistant
Kirsten Dishington ... Stand-in for Sarah Silverman
Dan Donovan ... Panavision Rep
Gwen Everman ... Accountant
Chase Fein ... ADR Loop Group
Rebecca Feldman ... key second assistant accountant
Sam Fishell ... assistant: Mr. Apatow
Danielle Flora ... choreographer
Jordan Scott Garrett ... production assistant: additional photography
Jeff Goodell ... production assistant
John Graber ... production accountant: payroll
Ali Griffith ... assistant production coordinator
Casey Hopkins ... feature asset representative
Shannon Kenny ... script supervisor
Zack Ketz ... production assistant
Daniel Hyun Lim ... sketch artist
Andrew Lipschultz ... unit publicist
Casper Martinez ... accounting clerk
Adam McNinch ... production assistant
David Midgen ... titles producer
Lisa Monahan ... transcription services
Monica Perez Gelbman ... post-production accountant
Walter Perez ... production assistant (as Walter Padilla Perez)
Chelsea Lynn Peterson ... production assistant
Matt Quezada ... assistant: Mr. Sackett
Jamie Rasmussen ... production assistant
Doug Smith ... production coordinator
Bryan Sundstrom ... script supervisor: second unit
Tian Wang ... choreographer
Tim Yang ... assistant: Mr. Rothman
Shane Birdsill ... recruiting coordinator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.

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Also Known As
  • Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie (United States)
  • Conner4Real (United States)
  • Popstar: Célèbre à tout prix (France)
  • Popstar (Spain)
  • Popstar: Και δεν τον σταματάει τίποτα (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,698,715, 05 Jun 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia Most of the shots of the large crowds were footage from One Direction concerts. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rachel Maddow/Judd Apatow/Joe Pera/Eric Kretz (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Me Likey That See more »
Crazy Credits The opening Universal logo: The music slows (like a record running down), then restarts with a bit more pop/hip-hop feel. See more »
Quotes Paula: We'd like to get to the point where Connor is everywhere, like oxygen or gravity or clinical depression.
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