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The Formula (2002)

Four geeks attempt to make a Fan-produced Star Wars film, and the director quickly makes things miserable from the stress.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chris Hanel Chris Hanel ... Thomas Harrison
Abe Peterka Abe Peterka ... Greg
Justin Whitlock Justin Whitlock ... Zarth
Rebecca Peterka Rebecca Peterka ... Jenny
James Kropa James Kropa ... James / Greedo
Michael Mulherin Michael Mulherin ... Stewart
Chad Canfield Chad Canfield ... Boba Fatt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik Boettcher Erik Boettcher ... Prank Jedi
Zachary Canfield Zachary Canfield ... Young Jedi
Chris Hodge Chris Hodge ... Excalibur Clerk
Steve Phelan ... Red Leader (Voice) / Menthol's Victim
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Storyline

It is a time of summer vacation. Tom "Servo" Harrison, a die hard Star Wars nerd, and his friends, decide to start work on a Star Wars fanfilm. Whether the film will be the highlight of their career or the breaking of their friendship remains to be seen. Parodying "Star Wars", "High Fidelity", "Jaws", "Fight Club", and "The Matrix", "The Formula" remains one of the most professional fanfilms on the web. Written by doggans

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CUT TO: EXT. FOREST - Been there. Done that. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Formula: Enriched See more »

Filming Locations:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

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Budget:

$2,500 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Needing money and not able to offer anything in return for people's "investments", the filmmakers offered a Producer's credit, an invitation to the premiere, and a copy of the movie for any sizable donation to the production. They raised $2,500. See more »

Quotes

Zarth: It's like when Rocky got to fight Apollo Creed, or when Forrest Gump got to do... anything.
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Greedo as himself See more »

Alternate Versions

Released the "Enriched" version online at the same website, featuring better online compression and a few editing tweaks to quicken pacing. Also includes quick scene of Zarth singing "I Think I Love You" to a Princess Leia miniature. See more »

Connections

References Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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One of the best. fanfilms. ever.
19 November 2003 | by doggansSee all my reviews

Created by the geniuses at Digital Llama Productions, "The Formula" is a fanfilm about people making a fanfilm. A simple concept, with a brilliant execution. With hilarious dialog and great in-jokes from the fanfilms community, above-par acting for an amatuer flick, and well-developed characters, this film is a worthy addition to any filmmakers hard drive.


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