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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


In 1998, five friends stole their way into history. 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)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


An early promotional poster of this movie said "Coming To Our Galaxy in 2007". It was never released that year. See more »


When everyone is being chased through Skywalker Ranch and jump down a garbage chute, Hutch dives in head first but when he exits he comes out feet first. This was regarded as an error but it is likely the director purposefully did this to spoof Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in which Han jumps in head first and comes out feet first. 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 THX 1138 (1971) See more »


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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User Reviews

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24 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are is lot of mixed review floating around this movie, a much of which is calling for a lower rating than what is now around a 7. Most all of them agree though, that this movie provides some laughs, has decent acting, and is decently done. From what I can tell, all those factors add up to an above average movie, which should earn it a seven. Now, it is no masterpiece, and it may not be groundbreaking in any way, but it is an all around solid film. Really, what could have been done to this movie to make it much better? A few things here and there could have been changed, but nothing major. The movie is called Fanboys, about a group of overly zealous Star Wars fans, everyone harshing on the dialogue should realize that a movie about Fanboys would do well to use a script emulating Fanboy lingo and cheesy jokes. Some people say that this movie survives on the cameos. If that is the case, then they must be some good cameos, and maybe that's all they are, just well used cameos, and not a crutch for the movie like some people claim. Give Fanboys a shot and make your own opinions, plus, this movie didn't hit theatres, so don't compare it to films that are out of it's league. Even though I find this much better than some of the garbage gracing the silver screen today.

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