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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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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Fanboys - Rajongók háborúja  »

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Box Office


$3,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$171,533 (USA) (6 February 2009)


$685,484 (USA) (17 April 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The town they live in is Shandal, Ohio, which is an anagram of Ashland, Ohio. See more »


The Aurabesh lettering and the rest of the van's graphics on the side door are completely devoid of color while they're at the Texas coffee shop; the rest of the time the graphics and lettering have color. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

The Weinstein Company logo is backed by light saber sound effects. See more »


References Clash of the Titans (1981) See more »


Written by Billy Corgan
Performed by Smashing Pumpkins
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User Reviews

Heartwarming and hilarious comedy to be loved by star wars fans and even trekkies
27 December 2010 | by (Austraila) – See all my reviews

Fanboys is a comedy to be treasured and, although it was a complete flop at the Australian box office, it deserved a lot better, and was grievously underrated. The (relatively unknown) main stars are perfectly cast, and the plot is a fun and hilarious road trip. The story follows 5 die hard star wars fans in 1998, who have been waiting since they were children to see star wars episode 1 (the phantom menace). One of the 5, Linus, is due to die in the next few months, and it has been his lifelong dream to see star wars episode 1. So the 5 create a plan to travel to George Lucas's film studio in Texas, Skywalker ranch, and steal a rough cut of episode 1 from the editing room. What results is one of the best and funniest road trip movies of the past 10 years, and one even trekkies will enjoy! Also look out for cameos by Danny Trejo, Seth Rogen, William Shatner, Kevin Smith and Danny MacBride


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