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Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Short 2 November 1999
In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

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Andrea Fears ...
Princess Bunhead (voice)
Ross Shafer ...
Hand Duet (voice) (as Ross Schaefer)
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Oobedoob Benubi / Thumbtrooper (voice)
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Prissypeo (voice)
Jim Jackman ...
Crunchy / Lieutenant (voice)
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In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

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Every Hand Has A Thumb...

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Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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The naked thumb pilot in the thumb fighter jet was improvised on the spot, on set, while filming various thumbs and costumes. See more »

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Uncle Soon Dead: You got a pea on your head dear.
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References Patriot Games (1992) See more »

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Not Oscar material, but it was never meant to be in the first place.
30 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read some of the IMDb user comments for this "movie" and have come upon the conclusion that some people need to lighten up! It's a comical parody, for Pete's sake - not an Oscar entry! It's not supposed to WOW you over with million dollar special effects - it's supposed to poke fun at our modern film culture.

This film was not released in theaters but was made strictly for home entertainment uses. I purchased the DVD box set of all 6 Thumb films for my kids for Christmas and we have laughed ourselves silly at these clever and quite creative shorts. Such titles as, "Thumbtanic", "The Blair Thumb", "Frankenthumb", "The Godthumb" and "Bat Thumb" - each one a hilarious and extremely inventive jab at classic cinema. Who would have ever thought of making films with thumbs as the stars? Only Steve Oedekerk and Co., that's who!

Who cares if Star Wars came out in 1977 and the jokes for this film are old and tired? This is good stuff, people! Sure, the characters in the film are all thumbs – that's why it's called "Thumb Wars"! Want a hearty, cheap laugh at a classic sci-fi film? Watch this and you won't be sorry!


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