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Hardware Wars (1978)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 January 1978 (USA)
This is a short parody of the movie Star Wars.

Director:

Ernie Fosselius

Writer:

Ernie Fosselius
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Robertson Frank Robertson ... 4-Q-2
Artie Deco Artie Deco ... Himself
Scott Mathews Scott Mathews ... Fluke Starbucker
Jeff Hale Jeff Hale ... Augie 'Ben' Doggie
Cinthia Freeling Cinthia Freeling ... Princess Anne-Droid (as Cindy Furgatch)
Bob Knickerbocker Bob Knickerbocker ... Ham Salad
Ernie Fosselius ... Miscellaneous
Paul Frees ... Narrator (voice)
Sonny Buddy Jr. Sonny Buddy Jr. ... (voice)
Walt Kraemer Walt Kraemer ... (voice)
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Storyline

A parody of Star Wars, presented in the form of a movie preview. Young Fluke Starbucker, under the tutelage of Auggie "Ben" Doggie, learns to master the power of the Farce, while teaming up with Ham Salad to rescue Princess Anne-Droid and aid her fight against the evil Empire. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

A Spectacular Space Saga of of Romance, Rebellion, and Household Appliances. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hardware Wars See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Foss See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When "Hardware Wars" was released on home video in the early '80s, it was included on a compilation called "Hardware Wars and Other Film Farces", which also featured Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind (1982), Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969), and Porklips Now (1980) (also by Erie Fosselius). This version of the short (the one distributed by Pyramid Films) had one minor edit: the image of a nude model, which is seen briefly as various technical drawings are being shown on the screen during the "exciting pre-battle briefing" scene. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Enjoy intense drama during the pre-battle briefing scene.
Lecturer: Okay, so what you want to do is this: You want to attack at the most vulnerable spot. Come at it from this angle and locate the automatic flip-flop override device here, which in turn will defuse the antigyroscopic preinterface thruster chamber, and the pneumatic centripetal antigravity shield deflectors, then you simply deactivate the axial gyro-presubinertia-photomegatronic oscillator that you see here.
Fluke Starbucker: Huh?
Lecturer: You pull the plug!
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Crazy Credits

Design, Animation, Puppetry and Special Defects Ernie Fosselius See more »

Alternate Versions

The original video release contained several different spoofs that were very similar. Bambi Meets Godzilla, Porklips Now, and a few others are also included. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
(from "Die Walküre")
Music by Richard Wagner
Performed by the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra; Jonel Perlea, conductor
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Shoe String Movie Done Right
29 June 2011 | by rls0812See all my reviews

This movie had a whopping budget of only $8,000, and it shows.

The thing is, the director knew what he was doing, and made a very enjoyable movie.

Acting is corny, the set design came from a yard sale, and there is no real plot outside of spoofing Star Wars ... BUT it is an enjoyable movie to watch, and has a lot of humor.

It is hard not to chuckle at a guy wearing a welding hood, who's catch line is "Darth Nader, naughty person".

It is also interesting the movie is self aware, such as it's catch phrase "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss $3 good by"

Excellent example of a good movie, made with no budget!


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