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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.

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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$3,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally Jorge Garcia was attached to play Harry Knowles, but scheduling conflicts with Lost (2004) caused him to turn down the role. Then, Kevin Smith stepped in and was reportedly very enthusiastic, but some last-minute editing for Clerks II (2006) forced him to step down. See more »


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 »


[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 Willow (1988) See more »


The Imperial March
Written by John Williams (as John T. Williams)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Just Plain Fun
16 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you grew up on Star Wars and Star Trek, especially with those who were in love with either series, this movie is the bomb.

This fun romp makes fun of both series and has surprisingly great cameos, which I won't name. I will watch this again. Some movies are timeless in the way you can run into it on cable and will stay for a bit...that is this movie. The actors throughout the movie are from the genre we expect. Cameos and more cameos are numerous. Watch out for a gross hospital kiss, but I'm not giving anything away.

The cast is perfect for this performance. You'll feel for them.

Great job!

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