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Hardware Wars (1978)

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:

You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll kiss three bucks goodbye! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Аппаратные войны 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

This is regarded as the most profitable short of all time. See more »

Quotes

Ham Salad: Take it easy kid, it's only a movie.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is this disclaimer: All scenes depicting violence towards animals were deleted from the film. Also, some animals tasted better than others. People with special dietary needs should consult with a physician before digesting the flesh of once-living things. 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

Referenced in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) 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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Finally! My favorite SW spoof on DVD
25 April 2002 | by postonlySee all my reviews

I just got the DVD for Hardware Wars, in a shiny new package, looking irresistable. Stuck it in my DVD player to find a slew of extra fun stuff. The extra content on the DVD is even longer than the movie. For those of you that have (shame!) never seen Hardware Wars, it one fantastically silly Star Wars spoof (of Episode IV, of course). Household appliances (such as irons, toasters, vacuums, and a waffle maker) stand in for Ty-fighters, X-wings, R2D2, and the death star. Instead of Princess Leia, we have Princess Ann-Droid, complete with Cinnabon hairdo. You get the point, I'm sure. Mad silliness, and a fun ride for any Star Wars geek (like me!)

Now, the DVD - wow! A director's commentary where he basically goes off on the movie, making fun of himself and the project throughout. An interview with Fosselius on Creature Features (remember that?!) and hilarious "director's cut" and "foreign version" of the movie (all jokes of course). Anyway, this is great. I loved Hardware Wars in the theater, and am so glad for having the DVD in my collection - wedged in between MST3K: the movie and Thumb Wars!


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