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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 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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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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Never tell them the odds. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanboys - Rajongók háborúja 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$688,529

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,828
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Technical Specs

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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the DVD's deleted scene with William Katt as the head of security, the red phone he uses is a 1980s Merlin electronic game. See more »

Goofs

When they show the projector the movie is threaded upside down. The thick blue line is the soundtrack which goes at the top not the bottom of the piece of film. 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

Featured in Cinemassacre's Top 10 Worst Movie Cliches (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Tubthumping
Written by Nigel Hunter, Dunstan Bruce, Alice Nutter, Louise Watts, Paul Greco, Darren Hammer (as Darren Hamer), Allen Whalley, Judith Abbot (as Judith Abbott)
Performed by Chumbawamba
Courtesy of Republic/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
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Not Sure How Non-"Star Wars" Fans Will Like It, But I Had a Blast
24 July 2009 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

A surprisingly funny movie about a group of geeks who set off on a mission to break into Skywalker Ranch and view a print of the as-yet-unreleased latest installment in the "Star Wars" saga, "The Phantom Menace."

This is a road trip comedy of the fairly standard variety, with trips to jail and Vegas, some drug use, some Internet hookups and some prostitutes thrown in for good measure. The film looks like it was made for about $20 and certainly doesn't break any new ground. But the cast of actors is game and look like they're having a ball -- there's an especially hilarious sequence that features Seth Rogen in disguise as leader of an army of rival Trekkies. I can't really imagine anyone who doesn't have a pretty thorough knowledge of "Star Wars" trivia enjoying this film, because virtually every shot and line includes some sort of reference to the George Lucas series. But since I'm a "Star Wars" fan, I thought it was a hoot.

Grade: A


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