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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hesse ...
Narrator (voice)
Robbie Edwards ...
Robbie Dillingham
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 ...
School Principal
Mary Jo Hamilton-Lee ...
School Teacher
Cecilia Hamilton-Lee ...
School Kid
Phyllis Eblan ...
School Mom
Brittany Eblan ...
School Kid
Benjamin Bies ...
Cute Kid
Anna Bies ...
Emergency Room Technician
Kara Glieden ...
Emergency Room Technician
Wendi Thomas ...
Emergency Room Technician


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

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Hero. Legend. Hardware. See more »


Short | Comedy





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25 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Artoo-Detoo: Beneath the Dome  »

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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 »


Steven Spielberg: I first met Artoo in 1976. I was visiting George's company at his studio. I was drinking some water and decided to throw my styroform cup away. I went over to the trash can in the corner, but the lid wouldn't come up. So I kicked it a few times. It began to squeak and bleep and make all these noises. I kicked it three or four times and it fell over. And George came over and said "What are you doing to Artoo?" And I said, "Well, I was trying to throw my styroform cup away in this trash can." And...
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Spun-off from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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7 December 2001 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I bet the casts of the new and old movies are having a blast making this. Only the first two episodes are out as I write this, but it has got to be one of the funniest "mokumentaries" ever. Especially fun is what R2 did with himself in the intervening years between "Return of the Jedi" and "Phantom Menace." I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone, so go to the Star Wars website and see. Thumbs up for the guy who thought this one up, and for George Lucas, for letting them take a shot at his creations.

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