| Comedy, Drama
Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.
Writer/director Patrick Read Johnson was in reality the first person to be shown an incomplete preview screening of Star Wars: A New Hope outside of those who worked on the movie. This film is his autobiographical telling of how that came to happen.
The Death Star would take out the Enterprise with one shot.
Jenny: The Enterprise has deflector shields!
Some shots show the characters driving on Gurnee, IL roads where Six Flags Great America's "American Eagle" wooden roller coaster can be prominently seen in the background.
The movie is set in 1977, but the American Eagle did not open until the 1981 season.
Versions of the film were screened on the festival circuit in 2008 and 2013 but additional scenes were filmed in 2015 and 2016, to be incorporated into the version released in 2017. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-25-77
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