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Fanboys (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  13 February 2009 (Iceland)
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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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Rated PG-13 for pervasive crude and sexual material, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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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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Hutch's van is named Bucephalas. Bucephalas was the name of Alexander the Great's horse. See more »

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In the scene where Hutch, Windows, and Eric are in Linus' bedroom trying to convince him to steal the movie, Linus is enjoying candy from a Glow-In-The-Dark Emperor Palpatine Pez dispenser. This Pez dispenser was released in 2005, 7 years after the year in which the movie is set. In addition, there are several other Pez dispensers behind Eric which were also released after 1998 (including a limited edition C3PO Giant Pez dispenser). 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.
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The Force is Strong with this one.
25 February 2010 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

"Fanboys" is a movie about, well, fanboys. Four childhood friends make a pact on Halloween night in 1998 to infiltrate the Skywalker Ranch in hopes of catching a rough cut of the long-awaited "Star Wars" prequel, "The Phantom Menace." Together in a geeked-out van, armed with dozens of Rush cassette tapes, they make a cross-country trip where they battle with angry Trekkies ("Star Trek" fans, for the uninitiated), stumble into an "all-male" bar, evade an angry pimp and land in jail, while one of their own attempts to make peace with his fate.

The film was pushed back for so long and re-edited so much (re-shoots were done by hack director Steven Brill, which thankfully were dumped from the final product, as directed by Kyle Newman) that it's easy to let the problems that plagued "Fanboys" overshadow the movie. What the movie delivers, though, is an often hilarious, sometimes sentimental and utterly geeky send-up of geek culture. A valentine to "Star Wars" fans, perhaps, it's a film that pokes fun at its core audience without alienating it. There's a wealth of cameos , too, from the likes of William Shatner, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and three (count 'em, three) roles featuring Seth Rogen. If one thing can be said about the film, it's never a bore.

Sure, the road-trip formula has been used many times before, and yes, the film rarely breaks from the expected, but its subplot revolving around a sick friend keeps it from being just some raunchy teen comedy with a geeky twist. "Fanboys" has heart, and combined with a solid young cast and hundreds of "Star Wars" and other nerdy references, makes it a film worth returning to again and again.


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