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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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Zoe
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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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Never tell them the odds. 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

Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel also star together in This Is the End (2013). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

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References THX 1138 (1971) 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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Not Sure How Non-"Star Wars" Fans Will Like It, But I Had a Blast
24 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

A surprisingly funny movie about a group of geeks who set off on a mission to break into Skywalker Ranch and view a print of the as-yet-unreleased latest installment in the "Star Wars" saga, "The Phantom Menace."

This is a road trip comedy of the fairly standard variety, with trips to jail and Vegas, some drug use, some Internet hookups and some prostitutes thrown in for good measure. The film looks like it was made for about $20 and certainly doesn't break any new ground. But the cast of actors is game and look like they're having a ball -- there's an especially hilarious sequence that features Seth Rogen in disguise as leader of an army of rival Trekkies. I can't really imagine anyone who doesn't have a pretty thorough knowledge of "Star Wars" trivia enjoying this film, because virtually every shot and line includes some sort of reference to the George Lucas series. But since I'm a "Star Wars" fan, I thought it was a hoot.

Grade: A


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