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Hardware Wars (1978)

 -  Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  October 1978 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Frank Robertson ...
Scott Mathews ...
Jeff Hale ...
Cindy Furgatch ...
Bob Knickerbocker ...
Paul Frees ...
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Artie Deco ...
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Ernie Fosselius
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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You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll kiss three bucks goodbye! See more »

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$8,000 (estimated)

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$500,000 (USA)
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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

Princess Anne-Droid: No! No! You can't destroy innocent people! Basketball's a peaceful planet! Please! We have no weapons!
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Design, Animation, Puppetry and Special Defects Ernie Fosselius See more »

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References Quick Draw McGraw (1959) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
(from "Die Walküre")
Music by Richard Wagner
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pretty cool parody, dude
18 February 2003 | by (Seattle, WA USA) – See all my reviews

This is a ridiculously amateurish-looking parody of Star Wars, but it is so goofy that it is really entertaining. It sort of makes you feel, watching it, like you could make a movie, too. You can feel the fun that the people who made it had while they were doing it.

A lot of the jokes are fun, and the idea is so funny that it alone is worth the price.

Some of the other features on the DVD are good, too. There is an excellent "antique road show" parody, and listening to Michael Wiese gives you a sort of unusual insight into trying to break into the Hollywood world.

Anyway, as the Star Wars saga drones endlessly on, periodically filling cineplexes with vapid storylines and bloated effects, it is a great antidote. They have become all skill and no heart. This little parody is the opposite.


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