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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 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.

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Coming soon to our galaxy 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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Details

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

William Katt, whose scene was deleted and re-shot, but still available in the deleted scenes portion of the DVD, would have provided another tie-in to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) had it remained in the movie, as Katt auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker. See more »

Goofs

When everyone is being chased through Skywalker Ranch and jump down a garbage chute, Hutch dives in head first but when he exits he comes out feet first. This was regarded as an error but it is likely the director purposefully did this to spoof Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in which Han jumps in head first and comes out feet first. 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 Clash of the Titans (1981) See more »

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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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I Saw This Today (12.7.08)
7 December 2008 | by k8kSee all my reviews

This was shown today at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

I truly loved it, totally unexpected, as I knew very little about the film. Someone today mentioned a February release, but they also said that was not confirmed, so take that date only as a possible.

I can say that I think you wont be disappointed, it hits a lot of notes, none of them bad. Lots of actors I've never seen before, their interaction was natural, it felt like their relationships were real.

There was a good sized crowd, so it seems there was a lot of interest here at the film festival, and everyone applauded at the end.

Kate


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