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R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)

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

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Bob Hesse ...
Narrator (voice)
Robbie Edwards ...
Robbie Dillingham
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Bitsie Tullock (as Bitsie Tulloch)
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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
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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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25 November 2001 (USA)  »

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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 »

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George Lucas: There was a point where we had a very difficult time. I kinda lost it a little bit. And I did light up a blow torch in front of him. But I didn't use it.
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A gem!
22 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who is a fan of Star Wars (and especially someone whose favorite character is R-2) should love this three-part film. Its loving, if stern, treatment of the tempestuous robot gives "the trashcan on wheels" great dimension. There are biographical surprises, such as his family history, that must endear the little guy to anyone but his enemies. This well-written paean to one of filmdom's unique and fascinating characters deserves to be seen as a feature on the big screen, or at least as a television special. I wish there were more installments. Everything from the performances on camera to the narration is professional. Hats off to the creators, to Don Bies, in particular, for his inspiration. Beneath the Dome is witty, funny, absurd, and--amazingly--quite touching. In fact, it is as clever a mockumentary as I've seen.


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