R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)

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Collection of short mockumentaries detailing R2-D2's "career", from his English upbringing to his daring bungee jump.

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Bob Hesse ...
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Robbie Edwards ...
Robbie Dillingham
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Bitsie Tullock
Jennifer Weil ...
Claudia Dillingham-West
Dave Murphy ...
Artoo's Buddy (at age 45)
Morgan Hamilton-Lee ...
Artoo's Buddy (at age 10)
Bernie Hamilton-Lee ...
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Mary Jo Hamilton-Lee ...
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Cecilia Hamilton-Lee ...
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Phyllis Eblan ...
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Brittany Eblan ...
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Benjamin Bies ...
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Kara Glieden ...
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Wendi Thomas ...
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Collection of short mockumentaries detailing R2-D2's "career", from his English upbringing to his daring bungee jump.

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Artoo's bungee jump was performed three times at a real bungee jump attraction located at Fox Studios, Sydney, Australia. The first two times a bungee cord was used, but was not on the third try, which is the footage in the documentary. A special R2 was created for this scene, and was completely destroyed. The emergency room follow-up scene was shot seven months later at Petaluma Valley Hospital, Petaluma, California. See more »

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Samuel L. Jackson: I'm not so sure if that accent is the real deal. Homeboy's probably from Detroit or something.
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Features Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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A cute and funny film
4 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The true star of "Star Wars" gets his own film in the form of a cute and surprisingly well made mockumentary. The loose story focuses on the rise and fall of Reginald Dillingham (the apparent real name of R2-D2) and also goes into the honors and friends that he gathered on the journey.

The cast is made up mostly of "Star Wars" veterans and has the unique distinction of bringing together most of the cast members from both trilogies. In addition, celebrities like Richard Dreyfuss and Francis Ford Copolla make appearances and show their comedic chops quite well.

It's hard to pinpoint the best performance. Samuel L. Jackson is pretty good, coming off as being the kind of loyal friend you'd like by your side and Dreyfuss is very convincing as the bitter ex-friend of the droid. Even Christopher Lee scores points in a cameo role. If I had to choose, I would say Ben Burtt is certainly the most watchable. But perhaps the greatest asset is that this cute film has no slow spots at all and works well in its 20 minute run-time.

Bottom-line? This ranks higher than the prequels and that's no joke!


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