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13 February 2009 (Iceland) See more »
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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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Sam Huntington ... Eric

Chris Marquette ... Linus

Dan Fogler ... Hutch

Jay Baruchel ... Windows

Kristen Bell ... Zoe

David Denman ... Chaz

Christopher McDonald ... Big Chuck (as Chris McDonald)

Charlie B. Brown ... Myron
Isaac Kappy ... Garfunkel
Stephen Pina ... Simon

Seth Rogen ... Admiral Seasholtz / Alien / Roach

Thom Bishops ... The Vulcan / Gruvock
Clark Sanchez ... Bartender
Stanley Shunkamolah ... Thick-Necked Thug

Danny Trejo ... The Chief
Hugh Elliot ... Ewok

Allie Grant ... Rogue Leader / Kimmy

Ethan Suplee ... Harry Knowles

Joe Lo Truglio ... Jail Guard

Billy Dee Williams ... Judge Reinhold

Jaime King ... Amber (as Jaime King-Newman)

Pell James ... Crystal

William Shatner ... William Shatner

Carrie Fisher ... Doctor

Kevin Smith ... Guy at gas station

Jason Mewes ... Guy at gas station

Zak Knutson ... Bob the Trucker

Ray Park ... THX Security Guard #2
Chuck Borden ... THX Security Guard #1
Peter Reinert ... THX Security Guard #3

Will Forte ... THX Security Guard #4

Craig Robinson ... THX Security Guard #5

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Boba Fett #1

Noah Segan ... Boba Fett #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne Alemany-Coffer ... Star Journey Tourist (uncredited)
Jess Coffer ... Star Journey Tourist / Sandtrooper (uncredited)

Linda Crispien ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Sean East ... Shadow Trooper / Trekker (uncredited)

Christopher Judge ... Teal'c (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rachel Klein ... Liz (uncredited)
John C. Mann ... Trekkie (uncredited)
Charles Martinet ... Mario (archive sound) (uncredited)

Danny McBride ... Head of Security (uncredited)
Maja Miletich ... Girl Flashing Bra (uncredited)
Shappy Seasholtz ... Admiral Seasholtz Posse Member (uncredited)

Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gary Sievers ... Biker #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Kyle Newman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ernest Cline (screenplay) and
Adam F. Goldberg (screenplay)

Ernest Cline (story) and
Dan Pulick (story)

Produced by
Evan Astrowsky .... producer
Dana Brunetti .... producer
D. Scott Lumpkin .... line producer
Kevin Mann .... executive producer
Ben Ormand .... line producer: additional photography
Matthew Perniciaro .... producer
Kevin Spacey .... producer
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... line producer: additional photography
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
 
Cinematography by
Lukas Ettlin 
 
Film Editing by
Seth Flaum 
James Thomas  (as James M. Thomas)
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
 
Production Design by
Cory Lorenzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Kimberly Wannop 
 
Costume Design by
Johanna Argan 
 
Makeup Department
Gretchen Bright .... makeup department head
Garnett Burk .... key hair stylist
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human, Inc.
Anthony Miner .... hair stylist
Michael Mosher .... key makeup artist: reshoots
Theraesa Rivers .... department head hair stylist: pickups
 
Production Management
Robert Bella .... post-production supervisor
Carla Gardini .... executive in charge of production: The Weinstein Company
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Damien Lubiak .... unit production manager
Jeff Maynard .... executive in charge of post-production
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... production manager: additional photography
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Borden .... second unit director
Brendan Garst .... second assistant director
Jared Micah Herman .... second unit director
Sarah Lemon .... second second assistant director
Joe McDougall .... first assistant director
Christopher Wedding .... assistant director: additional photography
Christopher Wedding .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe Arnold .... property master
Mark Bankins .... set dresser
Jason lee Bartley .... art assistant: re-shoot
Michael Barton .... art director: re-shoots
Bonnie Betancourt .... prop shopper (as Bonnie Temple)
Jess Coffer .... props
Ryan Cowles .... art department
Chad R. Davis .... assistant property master: Los Angeles
Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini .... production designer: additional photography
Brian Ferguson .... props
Michael Flowers .... set dresser
Dwayne Grady .... property master: Los Angeles
Paul Herndon .... storyboards
Ellen Lampl .... prop graphics
David Loitz .... lead man
Heidi Mayfield .... art department coordinator
Ryan Schaefer .... set dresser
Marina Starec .... shopper
Asa-Luke Twocrow .... construction coordinator
Lindsey Winger .... art department coordinator: additional photography
Greg Wyszynski .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Acord .... sound designer
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Matt Dawson .... additional adr mixer
Gary Day .... sound recordist: additional photography
Michael Feuser .... foley editor
Doug Ford .... engineering services
Ivan Fritz .... sound editor
Matthew Hartman .... assistant sound editor (as Matt Hartman)
Michael Kirchberger .... supervising sound editor
Scott R. Lewis .... sound recordist
Howard London .... adr mixer
Kate Lumpkin .... boom operator (as Kat Craig)
Cheryl Nardi .... dialogue editor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Whit Norris .... sound mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Quinn .... dialogue editor
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound recordist
Tony Sereno .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Shoup .... sound effects editor
Clint Smith .... sound mix technician
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Roy Waldspurger .... additional sound effects editor
John Weitz .... utility sound
Matthew Wood .... supervising sound editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Joel D. Catalan .... layback engineer (uncredited)
John Nutt .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott Hastings .... special effects supervisor
Daniel Holt .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Bridget Allen .... visual effects assistant: additional photography
Dan Blank .... compositor
Sarah Blank .... digital compositor (as Sarah Birns)
David A. Davidson .... visual effects supervisor
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Mia Lavezzi .... digital restoration artist
Chris Longo .... visual effects producer
Iain Marcks .... digital imaging technician: iO FILM (as Iain Stasukevich)
Kevin O'Neill .... visual effects supervisor
Aaron Peak .... compositor
Andrew E. Tilles .... visual effects artist
David Van Woert .... titles producer
Leo Vezzali .... digital effects artist
Leo Vezzali .... title animator
Leo Vezzali .... title designer
Johnny Wilson .... visual effects compositor: Neo Digital
 
Stunts
Kevin Beard .... stunt driver
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Troy Brown .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Richard Bucher .... stunt double
Steve Hart .... stunts
Hiro Koda .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abeyta .... electrician
Mike Bachman .... video assist
Nick Barros .... electrician
Eric Budlong .... key grip: additional photography
Brian Cantrell .... best boy electric
Brown Cooper .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brown Cooper .... director of photography: second unit
Theda Cunningham .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Darrin DeLoach .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Allen Eaves .... lighting technician
John Estes .... still photographer
Jason Garcia .... first assistant camera: additional photography
George Greene .... electrician
Willow Jenkins .... additional photography: hd video assist
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer: additional photography
Matthew King .... second assistant camera
Scott Koche .... camera loader: re-shoots
Greg Lomas .... dolly grip
Benjamin Lowell .... second assistant camera: additional "a" camera
Chris Lumpkin .... best boy grip
George Maxwell .... director of photography: additional photography
Johnny Medeiros .... digital video assist: additional photography
Jessica Ramos .... camera team
John Sheeren .... assistant camera
Greg Travis .... electrician
Ralph Watson .... camera operator
Corey Weintraub .... camera loader
 
Casting Department
Yvonne Alemany-Coffer .... extras casting assistant
Gwyn Savage .... casting: New Mexico
Gwyn Savage .... extras casting
Gwyn Savage .... local casting
Wes Trudell .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Bentfield .... additional costumer
Rebecca Campbell .... assistant costume designer: pre-production
Emily Egge .... key set costumer
Daniela Moore .... assistant costume designer
Jessica Wenger .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Brian Beard .... digital intermediate editor
Andrew S. Eisen .... additional editor
Kheireddine El-Helou .... post-production assistant
Brady Heck .... additional editor
Erin Michelle Hopkins .... assistant editor
Michael John Koetter .... software engineer
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Mitch Rosin .... assistant editor
Keith Shaw .... digital intermediate colorist
Kelley Whitis .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Richard Henderson .... music editor
Joel C. High .... music consultant
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor (as Michelle Silverman)
Rebecca Rienks .... music consultant
James T. Sale .... composer: additional music
Erich Stratmann .... music editor: temp
 
Transportation Department
Donna Brower .... dispatcher
Ricky Damazio .... transportation coordinator
J.D. Hicks .... driver
John Christopher Hicks .... driver
Penny Hicks .... driver
Mindy Knapp .... driver
Tory Mell .... driver: cast
George Mills .... transportation
Jack Prince .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Gaetano Akiya .... assistant accountant
Jeremy Alter .... location manager: additional photography
Jacob Bartol .... assistant location manager
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Stacia Brigham .... unit publicist
Steven Brill .... additional scenes
Ian Campbell .... assistant: Mr. Brunetti
Lyssa J. Caster .... management consultant
William Clark Coit III .... location manager
Misty Connelly .... personal assistant: kristen bell
Sean Gowrie .... production coordinator: additional photography
Duck Grossberg .... data manager
Ryan Harvie .... production secretary: reshoots
Tom Howes .... production coordinator
Jonathan Jansen .... scout
Kathleen Keller .... production coordinator
Nikki Kelly .... assistant to producers
Armando Kirwin .... production secretary
Mike Lane .... client services
Thomas Loftus .... executive in charge of business and legal affairs
Kristin Mann .... production assistant (as Kristin Rateliff)
Traci Martin .... production accountant: Los Angeles re-shoot
Paul Daniel McGowen .... set production assistant (as Paul McGowen)
Maggie Means .... production accountant
Kathleen Messmer .... script supervisor
Tania Mills .... production team assistant: Las Vegas
Holly Murray .... assistant accountant
Ashleigh Nichols .... assistant production coordinator
Erik Porn .... laboratory technician: Almost Human
Kayla Schoen .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Puck Stair .... assistant location manager
Tyler Standen .... production assistant
Marcus Taylor .... key set production assistant
Brett Weston .... stand-in: Chris Marquette
Ayla Wilder .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Bonnie Burton .... special thanks
Mary Franklin .... special thanks
Lynne Hale .... special thanks
Harry Jay Knowles .... special thanks (as Harry Knowles)
Matt Landon .... thanks (as Matthew Landon)
Ann Lerner .... special thanks: Albuquerque Film Commission
George Lucas .... very special thanks
Rick McCallum .... special thanks
Scott Mosier .... special thanks
Jonathan Sanden .... thanks
Steve Sansweet .... special thanks
John Singh .... special thanks
Lisa Strout .... special thanks: New Mexico Film Commission
 

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Rated PG-13 for pervasive crude and sexual material, language and drug content
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USA:90 min
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Trivia:
The Canadian rock band Rush is featured somewhat prominently in several scenes in the movie. Rush is a group that has developed a very large, very cult-like following of mostly male "fanboys".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When The Chief is giving Linus the illegal drugs, there is writing on the back right tire. In the next scene when Windows is yelling that he is a pedophile, there isn't any writing on it anymore.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Features Mario Kart 64 (1996) (VG)See more »

FAQ

Why was Zoe smoking a cigar in one scene? It seemed out of place.
Is there going to be a part 2?
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Film By Geeks, For Geeks, 7 October 2010
Author: brando647 from Spring Hill, FL

Here is a film for the Star Wars geeks out there and only them. The story follows a group of five Star Wars obsessed friends in 1998 setting off on their own journey across the country to break in George Lucas's ranch and steal a copy of PHANTOM MENACE for an early screening. The original motivation for the endeavor is that one of the friends, Linus (Chris Marquette), has cancer and might not be around for it's theatrical release. It's a nice touch that could've added extra meaning behind the crazy plan of breaking into Lucas's home, but unfortunately its a fact that's breezed over and rarely mentioned over the course of the film. There had been reports of consistent trouble in the post-production process and studio interference that resulted in a lot of the cancer subplot being removed; if so, that's a shame because I think it could've only strengthened the plot, putting more meaning into their drastic actions.

Nearly all of the humor in the film is related to the original epic trilogy and, while casual fans will understand a good deal of the references, I'm sure even more of the jokes will go right over their heads. A lot of the laughs come from throwbacks to iconic moments (the malfunctioning hyperdrive on the Falcon/Hutch's "lightspeed" on the van failing to function) and from the cameos scattered throughout the movie. All the best parts of the film are from the cameos dropping by in every other scene: Danny Trejo, Seth Rogen (in not one, but three bit parts), Ethan Suplee, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, and a few key cameos that I'm not going to spoil here for those who plan to see the movie (the best being the "inside man" who supplies the information to get into Lucas's ranch).

The cameos really steal the show in this movie (and there's practically one in every other scene) but the core cast certainly does a great job on their own. The central group of actors do such a good job and appear to be having so much fun that I wouldn't be surprised if they were Star Wars geeks off-set as well. It was a good idea casting actors who could almost be considered unknowns, most of them recognizable for past projects but far from being big names (with exceptions). Sam Huntington is the team's straight-man, Eric, who abandoned his friends after high school in favor of a job with his father's used car lot. Chris Marquette is Linus, the cancer-stricken friend providing the backbone for the whole motivation of the film; despite his cancer subplot being brushed under the carpet, his long-standing disappointment with Eric over giving up on their dream to start their own comic remains as the main point of contention to add some sort of conflict to their trip. Dan Fogler is easily the funniest cast member as the friend who continues to live in his mom's garage (sorry, "carriage house") and has the souped-up Star Wars van complete with R2-D2 poking out the top. Finally, Jay Baruchel as über-nerd Windows and Zoe Bell as the fangirl with an attitude round of the rest of the team.

The movie is funny but the problem lies in that it targets a niche audience. People who aren't at least casual fans of the Star Wars movies might watch this and wonder what everyone else is laughing at. It's funny enough for us fans though that it makes for an entertaining movie the first time through, but repeated viewings don't stand up as well because the cameo surprises are old news and the trivia moments don't hold up.

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