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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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Real fans don't wait in line. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Kevin Smith: Man outside truck stop bathroom. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when they are arguing with the Trekkies in Riverside Oregon, the guy dressed as Spock has the ears on upside down. 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 WatchMojo: Top 10 Awkward Movie Stripping Scenes (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Broken Heart for Sale
Written and performed by Heather Myles
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Before bashing
24 May 2009 | by john_costakisSee all my reviews

There are is lot of mixed review floating around this movie, a much of which is calling for a lower rating than what is now around a 7. Most all of them agree though, that this movie provides some laughs, has decent acting, and is decently done. From what I can tell, all those factors add up to an above average movie, which should earn it a seven. Now, it is no masterpiece, and it may not be groundbreaking in any way, but it is an all around solid film. Really, what could have been done to this movie to make it much better? A few things here and there could have been changed, but nothing major. The movie is called Fanboys, about a group of overly zealous Star Wars fans, everyone harshing on the dialogue should realize that a movie about Fanboys would do well to use a script emulating Fanboy lingo and cheesy jokes. Some people say that this movie survives on the cameos. If that is the case, then they must be some good cameos, and maybe that's all they are, just well used cameos, and not a crutch for the movie like some people claim. Give Fanboys a shot and make your own opinions, plus, this movie didn't hit theatres, so don't compare it to films that are out of it's league. Even though I find this much better than some of the garbage gracing the silver screen today.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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