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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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May the Farce be with you. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

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: No! No! You can't destroy innocent people! Basketball's a peaceful planet! Please! We have no weapons!
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Crazy Credits

Bar Song: Slim Chance and Derange Riders 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

References Quick Draw McGraw (1959) 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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Must...stop...laughing...to write...comments...
3 February 2000 | by Funky ASee all my reviews

So funny is the perfect way to describe this 12 minutes spoof of the original Star Wars. Hardware Wars is incredibly funny. It is presented as the trailer of the space epic Hardware Wars. The joke is this: imagine Star Wars played by bad actors and incredibly bad special effects. The characters include the "intergalactic boy-wonder" Fluke Starbucker, the "ace mercenary and intergalactic wise guy" Ham Salad, Darph Nader, "villain" and a host of other fantastic characters. It is impossible not to laugh as you watch this 12 minutes treasure. It's stupid but it's fun. You will laugh from the start to the end, and you will feel the need to watch it again, and again, and again, and again... And you will laugh every time you see it!!!

10 out of 10. The funniest 12 minutes ever made. You will believe it lasted a minute!


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