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Hardware Wars (1978)

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Bob Knickerbocker ...
Paul Frees ...
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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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A Spectacular Space Saga of of Romance, Rebellion, and Household Appliances. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short

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October 1978 (USA)  »

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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

[in the middle of a shootout, Princess Anne-Droid opens an escape door]
Princess Anne-Droid: We'll go this way. I insist!
[Ham Salad is returning fire with a power drill]
Ham Salad: No way, sister! I can handle thi-!
[an enemy shot flies between Ham's legs, hitting the wall behind him. Ham instantly turns and follows the princess]
Ham Salad: Okay, I'm with you!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is this disclaimer: All scenes depicting violence towards animals were deleted from the film. Also, some animals tasted better than others. People with special dietary needs should consult with a physician before digesting the flesh of once-living things. See more »

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Spoofs Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
(from "Die Walküre")
Music by Richard Wagner
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Very amusing.
26 April 2007 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Out of all the parodies of Star Wars I've seen, this is probably the funniest. Not because of the premise, Star Wars with simple electronics instead of spaceships, but because of how poorly acted it is. This is purposely overacted, and it makes it hilarious, and since everyone knows its purposely overacted, no one complains. The special effects were also purposely as awful as can be, and include a toaster on a visible string that shoots toast, and an egg beater on a string. This short is funny for any fan of Star Wars (which I'm not), or anyone that has 15 minutes to kill. Great short!!

My rating: *** out of ****. 13 mins. Not rated.


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