February 13th, 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 before its release.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.6/10 (27,953 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Kyle Newman

Stars: Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell

"Star Wars" fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of

Writers: Ernest Cline, Adam F. Goldberg

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 - Myron
Isaac Kappy - Garfunkel
Stephen Pina - Simon
Seth Rogen - Admiral Seasholtz / Alien / Roach
Thom Bishops - The Vulcan / Gruvock
Clark Sanchez - Bartender
Stanley Shunkamolah - Thick-Necked Thug
Danny Trejo - The Chief

Taglines: Real fans don't wait in line.


Official Website: Official MySpace | Official site |

Release Date: 13 February 2009

Filming Locations: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $3,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $171,533 (USA) (8 February 2009) (44 Screens)

Gross: $685,484 (USA) (19 April 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

The passenger side door of the van has the word "fanboys" written on it in the 'Star Wars' Aurebesh alphabet and mirrored.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Eric approaches his old friends at the party, Windows says "god, it's been parsecs". A Parsec is a measure of distance, Not time. This is deliberate, as it was also an error made by Han Solo in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

[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...

User Review

Yes, it's full of clichés, so what?

Rating: 7/10

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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