Major Movie Star (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Major Movie Star (2008)
  • Rate: 3.8/10 total 1,600 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Drama | War
  • Release Date: 7 November 2008 (Bulgaria)
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Filming Location: Bossier City, Louisiana, USA
  • Director: Steve Miner
  • Stars: Jessica Simpson, Vivica A. Fox and Steve Guttenberg
  • Original Music By: Dennis Smith   
  • Soundtrack: Meant To Fly
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: U.S. Army | Movie Star | Army | Hummer | Champagne

Writing Credits By:

  • April Blair (screenplay) and
  • Kelly Bowe (screenplay)
  • April Blair (story)

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Continuity: Valentine is shown making up her bunk with proper corners. Later her bunk is shown messed up again, while all the other bunks are made up properly.

    Plot: When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life. |  »

    Story: When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.

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    Produced By:

    • Chris Bender known as executive producer
    • Boaz Davidson known as producer
    • Danny Dimbort known as producer
    • Stephen Emery known as co-producer
    • Randall Emmett known as producer
    • Michael P. Flannigan known as executive producer
    • George Furla known as producer
    • Bill Gerber known as producer
    • Avi Lerner known as producer
    • Trevor Short known as producer
    • Joe Simpson known as producer
    • J.C. Spink known as executive producer
    • Joshua Throne known as line producer
    • Jake Weiner known as co-producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Jessica Simpson known as Private Megan Valentine
    • Vivica A. Fox known as Sergeant Louisa Morely
    • Steve Guttenberg known as Sidney Green
    • Aimee Garcia known as Private Vicky Castillo
    • Olesya Rulin known as Private Petrovich
    • Keiko Agena known as Private Hailey Hamamori
    • Jill Marie Jones known as Private Connie Johnson
    • Ryan Sypek known as Sergeant Mills Evans
    • Cheri Oteri known as Private Jeter
    • Gary Grubbs known as Captain Greer
    • Bryce Johnson known as Derek O'Grady
    • Floriana Tullio known as Camille
    • Katie Chonacas known as Amber
    • Andy Milonakis known as Joe Kidd
    • Jennifer Finley known as Dolores (as Jennifer Paige Finley)
    • Harley Pasternak known as Tony
    • Michael Hitchcock known as Nigel Crew
    • Katherine Owens known as Stylist
    • Lara Grice known as Jinny
    • Travis Schuldt known as SFC Harrison (as Trevor Schuldt)
    • Marco St. John known as Morris Grey Esq.
    • Brent Weisner known as Sergeant
    • Christopher Ware known as Fledgling Agent
    • Keith Pratt known as 'B' Movie Chuck / Stoner Kid
    • Bill Stinchcomb known as Station Sergeant
    • Ryan Glorioso known as USO Tour Manager
    • Drew Waters known as Benson McKnight
    • Tammi Arender known as Reporter
    • Darcel White Moreno known as Amber's Friend (as Darcel Moreno)
    • Bobby Washington known as Sergeant #1
    • Michael Byrnes known as Sergeant #2 (as Michael Bynes)
    • Karen Adams known as Reporter #1 (as Karen Adams Barro)
    • Candice Jones known as Reporter #2
    • DeAnna Charett known as Butch Sergeant
    • Kurt Fuller known as Cousin Barry
    • Desi Page known as Private Hailey Hamamori Sister
    • James Paul known as Parent of Graduate
    • Lindsay Small known as Platoon Member
    • Michael C. 'Mike' Allen known as Hollywood Elite 'Premier Scene' (uncredited)
    • Ashley Atkins known as Soldier (uncredited)
    • John T. Billingsley known as Family Member (uncredited)
    • Randy Bordelon known as Drill Sergeant Goode (uncredited)
    • Shellita Boxie known as Soldier (uncredited)
    • David E. Brown known as Drill Instructor Churn (uncredited)
    • James Cook known as Fan (uncredited)
    • Kip Cummings known as Reporter (uncredited)
    • Jon Dainty known as Red Carpet Security (uncredited)
    • John F. Daniel known as Reporter (uncredited)
    • Brad Dison known as Jinny's Husband Mark (uncredited)
    • Laine Dubroc known as Soldier (uncredited)
    • John Foster known as Red Carpet Security Guard (uncredited)
    • Rebecca Holloway known as Red Carpet Elite (uncredited)
    • Lori Knighton known as Drill Instructor (uncredited)
    • Jimmy Lee Jr. known as Drill Instructor Godfrey (uncredited)
    • Lacie Manshack known as Megan's Entourage (uncredited)
    • Diego J. Martinez known as Patrolling Soldier (uncredited)
    • Krystal Mayo known as Red Carpet Elite (uncredited)
    • Lee Ann McDade known as Family Member at the Graduation (uncredited)
    • Eric Kelly McFarland known as Security Guard (uncredited)
    • Amy McGee known as Drill Sergeant Bivens (uncredited)
    • Terry Milam known as Cameraman (uncredited)
    • Steven Miramontz known as Hollywood Elitist (uncredited)
    • Dennis W. Murphy known as Colonel (uncredited)
    • James Palmer known as Junior Agent (uncredited)
    • Cory Patt known as Family Member (uncredited)
    • David Pitt known as Soldier (uncredited)
    • Breon Pugh known as Movie Goer (uncredited)
    • Colvin Roberson known as Red Carpet Security (uncredited)
    • Johnny Rock known as Recruit Goode (uncredited)
    • Monyetta Shaw known as Red Carpet Elite (uncredited)
    • Dante Swain known as Sergeant Bobby Harrison (uncredited)
    • Chuck Vail known as Hollywood Reporter (uncredited)
    • Amanda Weisner known as Stylist (uncredited)
    • Margaret Wren known as Family Member (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Kimberly Amacker known as additional makeup artist
    • Kristy Horiuchi known as makeup artist
    • Dean Jones known as makeup department head
    • Jack Lazzaro known as assistant makeup artist
    • Adruitha Lee known as hair department head
    • Rose Librizzi known as key makeup artist
    • Mary Phillips known as key makeup artist: Jessica Simpson
    • Paul Russo known as additional hair designer
    • Paul Russo known as hair stylist
    • Tony Ward known as key hair stylist

    Art Department:

    • Cook Allender known as on-set dresser
    • Chris Britt known as leadman
    • Kevin Gaspard known as graphic designer
    • Joey Gbur known as set dresser
    • Stanford Gilbert known as property master
    • Stanford Gilbert known as props
    • Mike Herriage known as greensman
    • Mike Herriage known as lead greens
    • Mike Herriage known as on-set greensman
    • Phillip Joffrion known as on-set greensman
    • Robert Larriviere known as art department coordinator
    • Amy McGee known as additional props
    • Jared Pendergrass known as art department assistant
    • Victoria Ramirez known as props assistant
    • Janna Roach known as first assistant prop master
    • Cindy Seay known as on-set painter
    • John Eric Seay known as carpenter
    • Hillel Chaim Smith known as on-set dresser
    • Jason Wilson known as gangboss


    Production Companies:

    • BenderSpink
    • DiNovi Pictures
    • Emmett/Furla Films
    • Family Room Entertainment
    • Gerber Pictures
    • Grand Army Entertainment
    • Major Productions
    • Millennium Films
    • Papa Joe Films

    Other Companies:

    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  remote camera systems
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
    • Film Finances  completion guarantor
    • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
    • Louisiana Media Productions  production services
    • Louisiana Media Services  post-production
    • Sonic Magic  sound post-production


    • Viva International Pictures (2009) (Philippines) (theatrical)
    • Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais (2009) (Portugal) (theatrical)
    • Bridge Entertainment Group (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Eagle Films (2008) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    • Sunny Films (2008) (Bulgaria) (all media)
    • Top Film (2008) (Russia) (all media)

    ..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

    • Simeon Asenov known as visual effects art director
    • Luba Atanasova known as video colorist
    • Scott Coulter known as visual effects producer
    • Nina Dimitrova known as digital artist
    • Ivelina Dobreva known as digital compositor
    • Anton Donchev known as digital compositor
    • Nikolay Gachev known as visual effects supervisor
    • Paul Amadeus Kim known as digital cleanup artist (as Paul Kim)
    • Nikolay Kolev known as digital compositor
    • John Lands known as visual effects supervisor
    • Jordan Markov known as visual effects
    • Nikolay Mihailov known as digital compositor
    • Nikolay Pachov known as visual effect assistant editor
    • Nikolay Peev known as visual effects
    • Nick Peshunoff known as visual effects coordinator
    • Diana Simeonova known as matchmove artist
    • Plamen Statev known as visual effects coordinator
    • Dimitrina Torneva known as digital compositor
    • Desislava Valcheva known as digital compositor

    Release Date:

    • Bulgaria 7 November 2008
    • Netherlands 3 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • USA 3 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Iceland 18 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Germany 27 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Japan 29 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Philippines 17 June 2009 (limited)
    • France 25 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Australia 7 October 2009 (TV premiere)
    • Portugal 8 October 2009

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, and some drug material


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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