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Hardware Wars (1978)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 January 1978 (USA)
This is a short parody of the movie Star Wars.

Director:

Ernie Fosselius

Writer:

Ernie Fosselius
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Robertson Frank Robertson ... 4-Q-2
Artie Deco Artie Deco ... Himself
Scott Mathews Scott Mathews ... Fluke Starbucker
Jeff Hale Jeff Hale ... Augie 'Ben' Doggie
Cinthia Freeling Cinthia Freeling ... Princess Anne-Droid (as Cindy Furgatch)
Bob Knickerbocker Bob Knickerbocker ... Ham Salad
Ernie Fosselius ... Miscellaneous
Paul Frees ... Narrator (voice)
Sonny Buddy Jr. Sonny Buddy Jr. ... (voice)
Walt Kraemer Walt Kraemer ... (voice)
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Storyline

A parody of Star Wars, presented in the form of a movie preview. Young Fluke Starbucker, under the tutelage of Auggie "Ben" Doggie, learns to master the power of the Farce, while teaming up with Ham Salad to rescue Princess Anne-Droid and aid her fight against the evil Empire. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

May the Farce be with you. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hardware Wars See more »

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Budget:

$8,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Foss See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When "Hardware Wars" was released on home video in the early '80s, it was included on a compilation called "Hardware Wars and Other Film Farces", which also featured Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind (1982), Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969), and Porklips Now (1980) (also by Erie Fosselius). This version of the short (the one distributed by Pyramid Films) had one minor edit: the image of a nude model, which is seen briefly as various technical drawings are being shown on the screen during the "exciting pre-battle briefing" scene. See more »

Quotes

Darph Nader: [points to Destruct-O-Vision screen while spouting muffled jibberish]
Princess Anne-Droid: I don't understand what you're saying! I *can't* understand you! Are you talkin' to *me*?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is this disclaimer: All scenes depicting violence towards animals were deleted from the film. Also, some animals tasted better than others. People with special dietary needs should consult with a physician before digesting the flesh of once-living things. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original video release contained several different spoofs that were very similar. Bambi Meets Godzilla, Porklips Now, and a few others are also included. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
(from "Die Walküre")
Music by Richard Wagner
Performed by the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra; Jonel Perlea, conductor
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Very amusing.
26 April 2007 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

Out of all the parodies of Star Wars I've seen, this is probably the funniest. Not because of the premise, Star Wars with simple electronics instead of spaceships, but because of how poorly acted it is. This is purposely overacted, and it makes it hilarious, and since everyone knows its purposely overacted, no one complains. The special effects were also purposely as awful as can be, and include a toaster on a visible string that shoots toast, and an egg beater on a string. This short is funny for any fan of Star Wars (which I'm not), or anyone that has 15 minutes to kill. Great short!!

My rating: *** out of ****. 13 mins. Not rated.


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