Fanboys is a 2009 comedy film directed by Kyle Newman and starring Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Kristen Bell. It was released in the United States on February 6, 2009, and in Canada on April 3, 2009.
The story is about on October 31, 1998, Eric Bottler (Sam Huntington) reunites with his old high school buddies Linus (Chris Marquette), Hutch (Dan Fogler), Windows (Jay Baruchel) and Zoe (Kristen Bell) at a Halloween party.
There is tension between Bottler and his old friends, due to Bottler being the only one that matured since high school. Bottler, now a successful car salesman, finds that his friends have not changed a bit since high school; the number one thing they still have in common is their love of Star Wars (and at one point the group become quietly enraptured while watching Stargate SG-1 on television).
The gang expresses their anticipation for the latest installment to the franchise, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Linus proposes an idea that Bottler and he had been plotting since they were children: to infiltrate Skywalker Ranch and steal a rough cut of the film.
Star Wars Nerd: DUUUDE. I WANNA REPEAT WHAT THE FANBOYS DID!
Calm Star Wars nerd: Dude, Fanboys(2009 film)was based on 1998, the episode is already out...
Star Wars Nerd: DAMMIT. I had to be eleven back then. Ugh.