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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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friend | douche bag | nerds | penis | fanboy | See more »

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

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

The "Fanboys" theatrical release poster (the unidentified male in a knit shirt looking toward his right shoulder in a Darth Vader helmet, against an orange sunburst background) is a spoof of the theatrical release poster for The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) (with 'Steve Carrell' appearing in similar clothing and posing against a similar background), the idea being conveyed that fan boys are the quintessential "40-year-old virgins". See more »

Goofs

When Zoe is putting away comics at the store, we see a glimpse of a MirrorMask comic which wasn't released until 2006. Also, it displays a picture of the DVD cover which wasn't in existence in 1998. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hutch: [as Stormtrooper] Halloween just got awesome, bitches!
Linus: [as Stormtrooper] Prepare for the entrance of Lord Vader.
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The Weinstein Company logo is backed by light saber sound effects. See more »

Connections

References Happy Days: My Favorite Orkan (1978) See more »

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Gotta Give It To 'Em
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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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