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Fanboys (2009)

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Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before its release.

Director:

Kyle Newman

Writers:

Ernest Cline (screenplay), Adam F. Goldberg (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Huntington ... Eric
Chris Marquette ... Linus
Dan Fogler ... Hutch
Jay Baruchel ... Windows
Kristen Bell ... Zoe
David Denman ... Chaz
Christopher McDonald ... Big Chuck (as Chris McDonald)
Charlie B. Brown Charlie B. Brown ... Myron
Isaac Kappy ... Garfunkel
Stephen Pina Stephen Pina ... Simon
Seth Rogen ... Admiral Seasholtz / Alien / Roach
Tarek Bishara ... The Vulcan / Gruvock (as Thom Bishops)
Clark Sanchez Clark Sanchez ... Bartender
Stanley Shunkamolah Stanley Shunkamolah ... Thick-Necked Thug
Danny Trejo ... The Chief
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Storyline

Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before its release.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In 1998, five friends stole their way into history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive crude and sexual material, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

An animated prequel was shown exclusively through Comcast video on-demand and revealed the origins of the group's mutual animosity towards Star Trek fans. As a prank, the fanboys interfered with their local theater's premiere of Star Trek: First Contact. Sadly, the animation was not included on any home video release. See more »

Goofs

When Hutch drives the van into the bronze statue of Captain Kirk and Khan in Iowa, the statue is broken into several pieces revealing a white center at the broken edges. However, at the scene where Admiral Seasholtz screams out just before kissing the broken head of Khan, you can see that all the broken edges are bronze like the rest of the statue. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hutch: [as Stormtrooper] Halloween just got awesome, bitches!
Linus: [as Stormtrooper] Prepare for the entrance of Lord Vader.
Windows: [as Darth Vader] Give yourself to the Dark Side. It's the only way you can save your...
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Crazy Credits

The Weinstein Company logo is backed by light saber sound effects. See more »

Connections

References Six Days Seven Nights (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Fuego
Written by Leyda E. Colon
Performed by Menudo
Courtesy of Sony BMG US Latin
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Yes, it's full of clichés, so what?
3 May 2009 | by crenshaw_123See all my reviews

Although this product is far from inventive, or full of carefully orchestrated comedy. It is by no matter of means, slow and boring. If anything, it makes the time fly.

The humour is rather stupid and vulgar, but if you're even close to being a sci-fi geek yourself, or able to appreciate how hilarious this kind of archetype can be. You won't be disappointed.

However, there is a failed attempt at adding heartfelt drama to this movie, no doubt trying to inspire people to follow their dreams and remind them that the time for doing so, is limited. Which isn't a bad thing to do, obviously. It just seemed a little bit out of place. On that note; I have no clue as to why drama and crime are added to this film's genre, you might as well add romance and sci-fi.

Disconnect your brain and laugh your aches away!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanboys See more »

Filming Locations:

Belen, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,533, 8 February 2009

Gross USA:

$688,529

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$961,203
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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