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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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Never tell them the odds. 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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Fanboys - Rajongók háborúja  »

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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

The security guards at Lucas Ranch dress in the security uniforms from THX 1138 (1971), one of George Lucas' early directorial efforts. See more »

Goofs

While in the future birthplace of James T. Kirk, the Trekker says that "Captain Picard is not gay, he's British." The actor who plays Captain Picard is British, but the character is French. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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The Weinstein Company logo is backed by light saber sound effects. See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Written by Cinjun Tate, Shelby Tate, Cedric Lemoyne, Jeffrey Cain Thompson (as Jeffrey Cain), Gregory Slay
Performed by Remy Zero
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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