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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Robertson ...
Artie Deco ...
Himself
Scott Mathews ...
Jeff Hale ...
Cindy Furgatch ...
Bob Knickerbocker ...
...
Paul Frees ...
Narrator (voice)
Sonny Buddy Jr. ...
(voice)
Walt Kraemer ...
(voice)
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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short

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Release Date:

20 January 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Аппаратные войны  »

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Budget:

$8,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Darph Nader: [points to Destruct-O-Vision screen while spouting muffled jibberish]
Princess Anne-Droid: I don't understand what you're saying! I *can't* understand you! Are you talkin' to *me*?
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Crazy Credits

Artie Deco as Himself. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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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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