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Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Short 2 November 1999
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In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

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... Loke Groundrunner / Beboobeep / Unwise Council Member / The Puppet / Gabba the Butt / Aunt Gonnabiteit / Big Toe & Yes Men (voice)
Andrea Fears ... Princess Bunhead (voice)
Ross Shafer ... Hand Duet (voice) (as Ross Schaefer)
... Oobedoob Benubi / Thumbtrooper (voice)
... Prissypeo (voice)
Jim Jackman ... Crunchy / Lieutenant (voice)
... Black Helmet Man (voice)
Jim Hope ... Commander Cuticle / Annoying Pilot / Effeminate Thumb / Instructor (voice)
David Floyd ... Brave Pilot / Uncle Soondead / Fighter / Thumb Council Member (voice)
... Fighter Pilot #2 (voice)
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In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

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Every Hand Has A Thumb...

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Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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2 November 1999 (Japan)  »

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The most complex shot to film on set was during the escape from Black Helmet man and the troopers, back on to the "Hand" to fly away. The shot of the crew and droids running onboard and down the passageway to the cockpit took nearly 2 hours to film for a shot that lasted just seconds. See more »

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[pod is disengaged]
Prissypeo: Whoa! Yes! Oh I think I'm going to be sick.
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References Regarding Henry (1991) See more »

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Sometimes funny, sometimes not.
22 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

From KUNG POW!: ENTER THE FIST director, Steve Oedekerk, comes yet another spoof of the Star Wars movies. Only with thumbs as the actors. There is not much to be said about this short film except that this is one of Oedekerk's 'Thumb' movies to be forgotten. It is not as funny as his later works, but it is still good for a laugh. It is a definite must-see if you are a fan of the Star Wars movies. I am not, but I still found it amusing.

THUMB WARS: 3/5.


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