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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.

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In 1998, five friends stole their way into history. 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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$3,900,000 (estimated)

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

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$685,484 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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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 »

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Windows, Zoe, and Hutch play blackjack on a casino table laid out for three-card poker. See more »

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[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 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

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Broken Heart for Sale
Written and performed by Heather Myles
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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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

8/10


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