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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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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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Loucos e Fãs  »

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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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The additional shots made in November and December 2007, weren't done by original director Kyle Newman, but by Steven Brill. See more »

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Many of the slot machines seen inside the casino (i.e. Pompeii, Mr. Cashman) were not around until several years after 1998. Also, the table at which the actors are playing "blackjack" clearly says Three Card Poker - a completely different game. 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.
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The Weinstein Company logo is backed by light saber sound effects. See more »

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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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Every Day Should Be a Holiday
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Performed by The Dandy Warhols
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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