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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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May the Farce be with you. 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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Budget:

$8,000 (estimated)
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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 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was re-released in 1997 in a "Special Edition" with new digital effects, producer Michael Wiese responded by re-releasing this short in its own "Special Edition" with footage replaced with new digital effects and graphics. See more »

Quotes

Princess Anne-Droid: You'll get us all killed!
Ham Salad: Well excuuuuuse me!
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Crazy Credits

Artie Deco as Himself. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a special edition. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Plan 9.1 from Outer Space (2009) 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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You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Kiss Three Bucks Goodbye!
22 April 1999 | by PIST-OFFSee all my reviews

A perfect spoof of Star Wars. This 15 minute quickie is a hilarious short film made immediately after the first Star Wars. It is littered and loaded with tons of jokes. All are funny. And such memorable characters as Fluke Starbuker and Augie Ben Doggie. Those two should be in more movies. The new version with cheesy computer graphics kind of takes away from the low budget homemade feel of the original. I saw this when I was four and couldn't find anyone who had ever heard of it for 14 years. I began to think it was all a figment of my young mind's imagination when I saw it at a video store in Mokena ayear or two ago. Watched thousands of times since. I've also shown it to 40 or 50 people who had never heard of it. They all loved it. If you can find it watch it. And may the farce be with you.


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