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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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Real fans don't wait in line. 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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$3,900,000 (estimated)

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

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$685,484 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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William Katt, whose scene was deleted and re-shot but still available in the deleted scenes portion of the DVD, would have provided another tie-in to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) had it remained in the movie as Katt auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker. See more »

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Quite a lot of the merchandise displayed in the movie was not released in 1998. Most noticeably the Master Replica Force FX Sabers (2005) throughout the movie (held by the Darth Vader statue, used by fans in the theatre), and the 12" Taun Taun in the 2002 "Saga" collection packaging in Eric's bedroom. See more »

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[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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In the Meantime
Written by Royston Langdon
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Not Sure How Non-"Star Wars" Fans Will Like It, But I Had a Blast
24 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly funny movie about a group of geeks who set off on a mission to break into Skywalker Ranch and view a print of the as-yet-unreleased latest installment in the "Star Wars" saga, "The Phantom Menace."

This is a road trip comedy of the fairly standard variety, with trips to jail and Vegas, some drug use, some Internet hookups and some prostitutes thrown in for good measure. The film looks like it was made for about $20 and certainly doesn't break any new ground. But the cast of actors is game and look like they're having a ball -- there's an especially hilarious sequence that features Seth Rogen in disguise as leader of an army of rival Trekkies. I can't really imagine anyone who doesn't have a pretty thorough knowledge of "Star Wars" trivia enjoying this film, because virtually every shot and line includes some sort of reference to the George Lucas series. But since I'm a "Star Wars" fan, I thought it was a hoot.

Grade: A


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