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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.


Ernie Fosselius


Ernie Fosselius
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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)


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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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short


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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 (1980), 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 »


Auggie Ben Doggie: [voiceover] Fluke. Fluuuke. Trust your feelings, Fluke. And if you can't be good, be careful.
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Ride of the Valkyries
(from "Die Walküre")
Music by Richard Wagner
Performed by the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra; Jonel Perlea, conductor
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The funniest 15 minutes on video!
16 August 1999 | by indie19See all my reviews

I laughed. I cried because I was laughing so hard. The 10 bucks I spent on the video were well worth it, and I willingly kissed them good-bye. This is the only top-notch Star Wars parody out there. Although it is nothing near a full-length feature film, this is yet to be topped comedy wise. The wookie monster will always make me laugh. The only thing is, I wish they didn't add those pathetic new digital features. Don't get me wrong; they didn't take away from the movie at all. They really didn't dit in with the rest of the film though. New effects or not, this is a worth-while movie. 10 out of 10.

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20 January 1978 (USA) See more »

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$8,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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