Perhaps the ultimate example of making an indie film in order to break into Hollywood
Hey, did you see the sperm-donor comedy http://www.sandiegoreader.com/movies/starbuck/">Starbuck? Probably not - it made just $335,000 in the States, and received http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/starbuck/">middling reviews. But hey, it managed to do http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=starbuck.htm">$1.6 million worldwide! And you know what else it managed to do? Convince the suits at Dreamworks to let writer director Ken Scott make the same damn film a second time just two years after the original, but this time starring Vince Vaughn as the lovable loser/super-semen-sharer instead of Patrick Huard.
Suddenly, it all makes sense?