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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 ... Self
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

In an alternate universe not much different from the world of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), the noble Princess Anne-Droid finds herself under the thumb of the vicious Darph Nader. Meanwhile, somewhere in another part of the galaxy, brave Fluke Starbucker and his mentor, Augie "Ben" Doggie, retrieve a crucial message from the loyal robots, Artie-Deco and 4-Q-2, and join forces with the intergalactic rebel, Ham Salad, and his shaggy partner, Chuke-Chilla. Now, under those dire circumstances, it's only a matter of time before the bold rescuers face the unstoppable Imperial Guard, and Nader himself. But, the Farce is with them. Can they save the royal daughter, and defeat the evil Empire? Written by Nick Riganas

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The Farce Is Back! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

4-Q-2: Artie Deco, where are you? At last! Where have you been?
Artie Deco: [Ludicrous sound effects]
4-Q-2: Secret mission? What plans? What are you talking about? This is madness!
Artie Deco: [Ludicrous sound effects]
4-Q-2: Wait a minute! Where are you going? They're heading in this direction! What are we going to do? We're doomed for certain!
Artie Deco: [Ludicrous sound effects]
4-Q-2: Oh, dear! I'm going to regret this!
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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

Featured in El imperio de los fans (2006) 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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User Reviews

Awesome!!
19 May 2001 | by Dark StarSee all my reviews

Very good spoof! I highly recommend this to any Star Wars fan! This was one of the best low-budget films I have ever seen! I had to buy it when I saw it on sale!!

May The Farce Be With You!!!!


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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)
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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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