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Hardware Wars (1978)

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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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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 »

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Narrator: Enjoy intense drama during the pre-battle briefing scene.
Lecturer: Okay, so what you want to do is this: You want to attack at the most vulnerable spot. Come at it from this angle and locate the automatic flip-flop override device here, which in turn will defuse the antigyroscopic preinterface thruster chamber, and the pneumatic centripetal antigravity shield deflectors, then you simply deactivate the axial gyro-presubinertia-photomegatronic oscillator that you see here.
Fluke Starbucker: Huh?
Lecturer: You pull the plug!
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Featured in SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 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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