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Hardware Wars (1978)

 -  Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  October 1978 (USA)
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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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$8,000 (estimated)

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$500,000 (USA)
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Narrator: Hardware Wars! A thrilling space saga of romance, rebellion, and household appliances!
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You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Kiss Three Bucks Goodbye!
22 April 1999 | by (Lisle, IL) – See all my reviews

A perfect spoof of Star Wars. This 15 minute quickie is a hilarious short film made immediately after the first Star Wars. It is littered and loaded with tons of jokes. All are funny. And such memorable characters as Fluke Starbuker and Augie Ben Doggie. Those two should be in more movies. The new version with cheesy computer graphics kind of takes away from the low budget homemade feel of the original. I saw this when I was four and couldn't find anyone who had ever heard of it for 14 years. I began to think it was all a figment of my young mind's imagination when I saw it at a video store in Mokena ayear or two ago. Watched thousands of times since. I've also shown it to 40 or 50 people who had never heard of it. They all loved it. If you can find it watch it. And may the farce be with you.


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