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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,529,395Details
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Bucky is a small town grocery bagger, going nowhere in life - until he discovers that his conservative parents were once adult film stars! Armed with the belief that he has found his destiny, Bucky packs up and heads out to LA, hoping to follow in his parents' footsteps


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2011 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: January 17th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive crude sexual content, language and some nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2173, 5/25/2011)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Porn Business, Delayed Adulthood, Country Mouse, City Mouse
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Bucky Larson

Supporting Cast

Christina Ricci    Kathy
Don Johnson    Miles Deep
Stephen Dorff    Dick
Kevin Nealon    Gary
Edward Herrmann    Jeremiah Larson
Miriam Flynn    Debbie Larson
Ido Mosseri    J. Day
Nick Turturro    Antonio
Curtis Armstrong    Clint
Mario Joyner    Claudio
Tyler Spindel    Jimmy
Meredith Giangrande    Blueberry
Mary Pat Gleason    Marge
Jackie Sandler    Casting Director
Dana Min Goddman    Gretchen
Michael O'Connell    Rory
Brandon Hardesty    Lars
Adam Herschman    Dale
Pauly Shore    AFA Emcee
Beverly Polcyn    Mrs. Bozobop
Gene Pompa    Tomas
Julia Lea Wolov    Autograph Lady
Brandon Cournoyer    Autograph Man
Jonathan Loughran    Bondage Guy
Keegan-Michael Key    Guinness Man
Tembi Locke    Guinness Woman
Owen Benjamin    Production Assistant
Selma Stern    Elderly Woman
Raf Mauro    Chop Restaurant Owner
Henry T. Yamada    Vietnamese Henchman
Kelvin Han Yee    Vietnamese Boss
John Kirk    Commercial Producer
Hans Molenkamp    Bouncer
Kelsey Crane    Hot Sushi Waitress
Peter Dante    Dante
Monty Hofffman    Eddie/Distributor
Pasha Lychnikoff    Dimitri/Distributor
Joey Coco Diaz    German Guy/Distributor
Payman Benz    Chop Restaurant Valet
J. D. Donaruma    Sound Guy
Shane Ralston    Key Grip
Chris Titone    Prop Guy
Jesse Jane    AFA Presenter
Kirsten Berman    AFA Presenter
Robert Harvey    AFA Presenter
Danny Abeckaser    AFA Presenter
Danni Katz    AFA Presenter
Lindsay Gareth    AFA Presenter
Michael Bernardi    AFA Presenter
Darrin Lackey    AFA Presenter
Samantha Schacher    AFA Presenter
Jennifer Perkins    AFA Presenter
Kevin Brief    Iowa Father
Marcus Demian    Old Man with Pig
Mario Sellitti    "Chewbacca"
Rick Williamson    Iowa Farmer
Bryan Anthony    Gay Guy Dancing
Dominique Kelley    Gay Guy Dancing
Vanessa Nicole Villalovos    Claudio's Girl


Jimmy Fallon    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Adam Sandler    Screenwriter
Nick Swardson    Screenwriter
Allen Covert    Screenwriter
Adam Sandler    Producer
Jack Giarraputo    Producer
Allen Covert    Producer
Nick Swardson    Producer
David Dorfman    Producer
Betsy Danbury    Co-Producer
Michael Barrett    Director of Photography
Dina Lipton    Production Designer
Jason Gourson    Editor
Mary Jane Fort    Costume Designer
Waddy Wachtel    Composer
Adam Druxman    Assistant Director
Betsy Danbury    Unit Production Manager
Don D. Hug    Production Supervisor
Marc Dabe    Art Director
Halina Siwolop    Set Decorator
Gala Autumn    Costume Supervisor
Willie Burton    Production Sound Mixer
Elmo Weber    Re-recording Mixer
Frank Gaeta    Re-recording Mixer
Elmo Weber    Supervising Sound Editor
Frank Gaeta    Supervising Sound Editor
Joe Iemola    Sound Editor
David H. Price    Sound Editor
Stuart Grusin    Music Editor
Tina Roesler Kerwin    Makeup Department Head
Jamie Leigh DeVilla    Key Makeup
Kelvin R. Trahan*    Hair Department Head
Catherine Marcotte    Key Hairstylist
Lisa London    Casting
Catherine Stroud    Casting
Gary Guercio    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 17th, 2012

January 16th, 2012

It's a slow week on the home market; there are four first run wide releases on this week's list, which is not bad, but only one of those, The Ides of March, earned reviews that were even remotely good. Unfortunately, there are only a few smaller releases that are worth checking out, so it's a pretty shallow week as well. As far as Pick of the Week is concerned, The Ides of March on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack win that honor, practically by default. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lion King is the Driving Force at the Box Office

September 19th, 2011

There were three new wide releases this past weekend, but it was a re-release, The Lion King, that dominated at the box office. This success is really good news, because all three new wide releases, Drive, I Don't Know How She Does It, and Straw Dogs, missed expectations. The overall movie industry generated just over $101 million this weekend, compared to $82 million last weekend, which is a 24% increase. This weekend last year, the overall box office was just under $101 million, so yes, 2011 squeezed out a win this week, even if it was by less than 1%. Year-to-date, 2011 has earned $7.70 billion, compared to $8.01 billion it earned last year. We are going to need to see some big wins over the coming weeks if 2011 is going to have a shot at closing that gap by the end of December. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Contagion is Catchy, the Rest of Box Office Is Sick

September 12th, 2011

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is often the worst weekend of the year, and that appears to be the case this time around. No film matched Thursday's predictions, although a couple came relatively close, like Contagion. Unfortunately, the rest of the new releases really bombed and most of the holdovers fell significantly more than expected. This led to the box office falling 24% from last weekend to just $82 million. This is the lowest it's been all year, and lower than last year, but by less than 1%. Unless next weekend will be even worse, and it is almost hard to imagine that as a possibility, this will be the lowest point for the year. On the other hand, there's a chance that we don't dip below this level for a long, long time, if ever. Given population growth and inflation, hitting these low points are less likely each year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Four Wide Releases for a Slow Weekend

September 8th, 2011

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend tends to be one of the worst, if not the worst weekend of the year, but that probably won't be the case this year. This weekend we have four wide releases, one of which is a bit of a surprise wide release. One of them, Contagion, could wind up being a real hit. The other three, well, they are not opening truly wide. Maybe The Warrior will be a sleeper hit, but the other two could struggle to reach the top ten. By comparison, this weekend last year Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D was a surprise hit with $26.65 million. It's not terribly likely any film will match that opening, but 2011 has better depth and hopefully that will be the key to victory. More...

2011 Preview: September

September 1st, 2011

After a strong start, August ended on a really low note, and that's bad news for September, as it means the positive momentum we had is gone. Looking at the upcoming month, there are 18 films opening wide over five weekends (including one re-release) but only four or five of them have a real shot at being midlevel hits, and it is unlikely that all of them will get there. Worse still, there are no films opening this month that look like they will match The Town, which made more than $90 million last September. In fact, the selection of releases is so weak that the film I'm most looking forward to is a limited release that has already come out on Video on Demand, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. (It has seventeen reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and still not a negative one among them.) More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/09 15 $1,415,023   1,500 $943   $1,415,023 1
2011/09/16 25 $395,254 -72% 1,500 $264   $2,331,318 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 13 $538,188   1,500 $359   $538,188 1
2011/09/10 15 $532,762 -1% 1,500 $355   $1,070,950 2
2011/09/11 15 $344,073 -35% 1,500 $229   $1,415,023 3
2011/09/12 13 $131,028 -62% 1,500 $87   $1,546,051 4
2011/09/13 12 $160,927 +23% 1,500 $107   $1,706,978 5
2011/09/14 12 $118,982 -26% 1,500 $79   $1,825,960 6
2011/09/15 13 $110,104 -7% 1,500 $73   $1,936,064 7
2011/09/16 - $131,339 +19% 1,500 $88   $2,067,403 8
2011/09/17 - $154,982 +18% 1,500 $103   $2,222,385 9
2011/09/18 - $108,933 -30% 1,500 $73   $2,331,318 10
2011/09/19 - $48,778 -55% 1,500 $33   $2,380,096 11
2011/09/20 - $54,075 +11% 1,500 $36   $2,434,171 12
2011/09/21 - $47,086 -13% 1,500 $31   $2,481,257 13
2011/09/22 - $48,138 +2% 1,500 $32   $2,529,395 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/09 15 $1,936,064   1,500 $1,291   $1,936,064 1
2011/09/16 24 $593,331 -69% 1,500 $396   $2,529,395 2

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