Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999)

TV Short  |  Not Rated  |   |  Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 2,360 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 6 critic

In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

Star Wars - The Machete Order
| Cinelinx
Top 9 ‘Star Wars’ Parodies
| Blogomatic3000
Ben Silverman's Electus Buys Distrib Co.
| Deadline TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 Sep 2013
 
a list of 2199 titles
created 21 Feb 2014
 
a list of 44 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999– )

Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999– ) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Kung Pow Charlie Osborn is all talk and no action until he crosses paths with a reclusive goat farmer named Mr. Shutaki who is rumored to be a martial arts master. After receiving a beating... See full summary »

Director: Corey B. Stevens
Stars: Paul Ohlman, Tony Cacaro, Tara Kiely
Thumbtanic (2000)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A parody story about the sinking of the unsinkable ship

Director: Todd Portugal
Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Mary Jo Keenen, Paul Greenberg
Bat Thumb (2001)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Bat Thumb must stop another villian from taking over his precious city, only this time he will have to stop No Face in the hardest battle to date.

Director: David Bourla
Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Paul Greenberg, Rob Paulsen
The Godthumb (2002)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The classic tale of the Godfather and his rule over the Mob as told by the loveable thumbs that we all can relate to.

Director: David Bourla
Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Megan Cavanagh, Cam Clarke
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two masters must combine their skills to defeat an evil lord

Director: Yu Wang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chia Yung Liu, Fei Lung
The Blair Thumb (Video 2002)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A trio of eager and intrepid college student filmmakers venture into the woods to make a documentary about the legendary Blair Thumb. Naturally, they get hopelessly lost and find themselves in considerable jeopardy.

Director: Todd Portugal
Stars: Megan Cavanagh, Jim Jackman, Paul Greenberg
Frankenthumb (Video 2002)
Animation | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The classic story of Frankenstein's Monster comes to life in this thumbtastic film

Director: David Bourla
Stars: Steve Oedekerk, S. Scott Bullock, Shannon Garza
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Pet detective Ace Ventura comes out of retirement to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the symbol of an African tribe.

Director: Steve Oedekerk
Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow
Thumb Wars (2014)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A game of thumb wars plays out on the riverbank, but the stakes feel higher than best of three.

Director: Lisa Keogh
Stars: Cillian O'Sullivan, Katie Richardson
steve.oedekerk.com (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A mix of stand-up comedy and sketches, notable for its mixing of live action and computer animation. The "premise" is that a young boy is watching the show on a strange CD that his mom ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Oedekerk
Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Kristian Alfonso, John Mendoza
Thumb War (2007)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two friends prepare for the ultimate thumb war.

Director: Drew Philip
Stars: Jovy Jensen
Smart Alex (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An inventor makes an anti-gravity machine, and the mob tries to get it from him.

Director: Steve Oedekerk
Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Lenny Clarke, Johnny Dark
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Andrea Fears ...
Ross Shafer ...
Hand Duet (voice) (as Ross Schaefer)
...
Oobedoob Benubi / Thumbtrooper (voice)
...
Prissypeo (voice)
Jim Jackman ...
Crunchy / Lieutenant (voice)
...
Jim Hope ...
David Floyd ...
...
Edit

Storyline

In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every Hand Has A Thumb...

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 1999 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Thumb Wars  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Yoda" puppet cost approximately $5000. See more »

Quotes

Oobedoob Benubi: That's no moon...
[looks down at Hand's pants, which are revealing his butt crack]
Hand Duet: Oh, sorry... Let me hike these up.
[quickly pulls up his pants]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shin Chan: Shin Wars (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Oscar material, but it was never meant to be in the first place.
30 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read some of the IMDb user comments for this "movie" and have come upon the conclusion that some people need to lighten up! It's a comical parody, for Pete's sake - not an Oscar entry! It's not supposed to WOW you over with million dollar special effects - it's supposed to poke fun at our modern film culture.

This film was not released in theaters but was made strictly for home entertainment uses. I purchased the DVD box set of all 6 Thumb films for my kids for Christmas and we have laughed ourselves silly at these clever and quite creative shorts. Such titles as, "Thumbtanic", "The Blair Thumb", "Frankenthumb", "The Godthumb" and "Bat Thumb" - each one a hilarious and extremely inventive jab at classic cinema. Who would have ever thought of making films with thumbs as the stars? Only Steve Oedekerk and Co., that's who!

Who cares if Star Wars came out in 1977 and the jokes for this film are old and tired? This is good stuff, people! Sure, the characters in the film are all thumbs – that's why it's called "Thumb Wars"! Want a hearty, cheap laugh at a classic sci-fi film? Watch this and you won't be sorry!


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone else find the thumb films really unfunny and bad? lorddarkknight3
funny DDRFreak
I've never seen these Sublimeizbest
Discuss Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?