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Hardware Wars (1978)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 January 1978 (USA)
This is a short parody of the movie Star Wars.

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Frank Robertson ...
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Scott Mathews ...
Jeff Hale ...
Cinthia Freeling ...
Princess Anne-Droid (as Cindy Furgatch)
Bob Knickerbocker ...
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Walt Kraemer ...
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A parody of Star Wars, presented in the form of a movie preview. Young Fluke Starbucker, under the tutelage of Auggie "Ben" Doggie, learns to master the power of the Farce, while teaming up with Ham Salad to rescue Princess Anne-Droid and aid her fight against the evil Empire. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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May the Farce be with you. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short

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20 January 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Аппаратные войны  »

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Budget:

$8,000 (estimated)

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$500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Paul Frees was an obvious choice as the narrator for this short - he had narrated the original advance teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

Quotes

[Auggie Ben Doggie is in a saber battle with Darph Nader. Fluke, The Princess, and Ham beckon him to escape]
Fluke Starbucker: C'mon, Auggie Ben Doggie!
Princess Anne-Droid: Get to the ship! Run for it!
Ham Salad: C'mon! Let's go!
Auggie Ben Doggie: [waving them off] No, you go on without me... I'll be all right... Don't worry about me...
[they all become disgusted and walk off]
Ham Salad: Aw, jeez!
Fluke Starbucker: Jeez! What a martyr!
Princess Anne-Droid: What a martyr, I can't believe this!
Ham Salad: Yeah. See ya later, you martyr!
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Bar Song: Slim Chance and Derange Riders See more »

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Featured in El imperio de los fans (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
(from "Die Walküre")
Music by Richard Wagner
Performed by the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra; Jonel Perlea, conductor
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The funniest 15 minutes on video!
16 August 1999 | by (hehehehehe) – See all my reviews

I laughed. I cried because I was laughing so hard. The 10 bucks I spent on the video were well worth it, and I willingly kissed them good-bye. This is the only top-notch Star Wars parody out there. Although it is nothing near a full-length feature film, this is yet to be topped comedy wise. The wookie monster will always make me laugh. The only thing is, I wish they didn't add those pathetic new digital features. Don't get me wrong; they didn't take away from the movie at all. They really didn't dit in with the rest of the film though. New effects or not, this is a worth-while movie. 10 out of 10.


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