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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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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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13 February 2009 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Fanboys - Rajongók háborúja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Billy Dee Williams:  Judge Reinhold, played Lando Calrissian. See more »

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Quotes

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

Connections

References G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983) See more »

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Let's Blow It All
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User Reviews

 
Yes, it's full of clichés, so what?
3 May 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Although this product is far from inventive, or full of carefully orchestrated comedy. It is by no matter of means, slow and boring. If anything, it makes the time fly.

The humour is rather stupid and vulgar, but if you're even close to being a sci-fi geek yourself, or able to appreciate how hilarious this kind of archetype can be. You won't be disappointed.

However, there is a failed attempt at adding heartfelt drama to this movie, no doubt trying to inspire people to follow their dreams and remind them that the time for doing so, is limited. Which isn't a bad thing to do, obviously. It just seemed a little bit out of place. On that note; I have no clue as to why drama and crime are added to this film's genre, you might as well add romance and sci-fi.

Disconnect your brain and laugh your aches away!


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