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Fanboys (2009)

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Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before its release.

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Cast

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Big Chuck (as Chris McDonald)
Charlie B. Brown ...
Myron
Isaac Kappy ...
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Simon
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Clark Sanchez ...
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Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before its release.

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Real fans don't wait in line. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for pervasive crude and sexual material, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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13 February 2009 (Iceland)  »

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Loucos e Fãs  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,533, 8 February 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$688,529

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,828
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Trivia

The Canadian rock band Rush is featured somewhat prominently in several scenes in the movie. Rush is a group that has developed a very large, very cult-like following of mostly male "fanboys". See more »

Goofs

Quite a lot of the merchandise displayed in the movie was not released in 1998. Most noticeably the Master Replica Force FX Sabers (2005) throughout the movie (held by the Darth Vader statue, used by fans in the theatre), and the 12" Taun Taun in the 2002 "Saga" collection packaging in Eric's bedroom. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hutch: [as Stormtrooper] Halloween just got awesome, bitches!
Linus: [as Stormtrooper] Prepare for the entrance of Lord Vader.
Windows: [as Darth Vader] Give yourself to the Dark Side. It's the only way you can save your...
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The Weinstein Company logo is backed by light saber sound effects. See more »

Connections

References The Rocketeer (1991) See more »

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Written by Chris Ballew (as Christopher Weldon Ballew), Dave Dederer (as David Michael Dederer), Jason Finn (as Jason S. Finn)
Performed by The Presidents of the United States of America (as The Presidents of The United States of America)
Courtesy of Fugitive Records/Tooth & Nail Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Before bashing
24 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

There are is lot of mixed review floating around this movie, a much of which is calling for a lower rating than what is now around a 7. Most all of them agree though, that this movie provides some laughs, has decent acting, and is decently done. From what I can tell, all those factors add up to an above average movie, which should earn it a seven. Now, it is no masterpiece, and it may not be groundbreaking in any way, but it is an all around solid film. Really, what could have been done to this movie to make it much better? A few things here and there could have been changed, but nothing major. The movie is called Fanboys, about a group of overly zealous Star Wars fans, everyone harshing on the dialogue should realize that a movie about Fanboys would do well to use a script emulating Fanboy lingo and cheesy jokes. Some people say that this movie survives on the cameos. If that is the case, then they must be some good cameos, and maybe that's all they are, just well used cameos, and not a crutch for the movie like some people claim. Give Fanboys a shot and make your own opinions, plus, this movie didn't hit theatres, so don't compare it to films that are out of it's league. Even though I find this much better than some of the garbage gracing the silver screen today.


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