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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  »

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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?


The coffee shop where Windows meets Rogue Leader is called "Java the Hut." This isn't just a clever play on words involving the Star Wars character, it's also the name of the coffee shop where Kristen Bell's character worked in Veronica Mars (2004). See more »


When they show the projector the movie is threaded upside down. The thick blue line is the soundtrack which goes at the top not the bottom of the piece of film. 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 »


Referenced in The Big Review: Episode #2.3 (2013) See more »


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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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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