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Frank Robertson ...
Artie Deco ...
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Scott Mathews ...
Jeff Hale ...
Cindy Furgatch ...
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Ernie Fosselius ...
Paul Frees ...
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Sonny Buddy Jr. ...
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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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20 January 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Аппаратные войны  »

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$8,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$500,000 (USA)
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When "Hardware Wars" was released on home video in the early '80s, it was included on a compilation called "Hardware Wars and Other Film Farces", which also featured "Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind", "Bambi Meets Godzilla" and "Porklips Now" (also by Erie Fosselius). This version of the short (the one distributed by Pyramid Films) had one minor edit: the image of a nude model, which is seen briefly as various technical drawings are being shown on the screen during the "exciting pre-battle briefing" scene. 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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References THX 1138 (1971) 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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Wowee Golly Gosh
3 February 2003 | by (Paisle, Scotland) – See all my reviews

The DVD has been released in the UK now- but you'll have to hunt for it. Although it may seem pricey for a short film, but there's bags of extras....and it saves you from buying any other guff. Furthermore, It's possibly one of the funniest flicks ever. Just buy it.


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