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R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)

Collection of short mockumentaries detailing R2-D2's "career", from his English upbringing to his daring bungee jump.

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Don Bies, Spencer Susser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hesse Bob Hesse ... Narrator (voice)
Robbie Edwards Robbie Edwards ... Robbie Dillingham
Elizabeth Tulloch ... Bitsie Tullock (as Bitsie Tulloch)
Jennifer Weil ... Claudia Dillingham-West
Dave Murphy Dave Murphy ... Artoo's Buddy (at age 45)
Morgan Hamilton-Lee Morgan Hamilton-Lee ... Artoo's Buddy (at age 10)
Bernie Hamilton-Lee Bernie Hamilton-Lee ... School Principal
Mary Jo Hamilton-Lee Mary Jo Hamilton-Lee ... School Teacher
Cecilia Hamilton-Lee Cecilia Hamilton-Lee ... School Kid
Phyllis Eblan Phyllis Eblan ... School Mom
Brittany Eblan Brittany Eblan ... School Kid
Benjamin Bies Benjamin Bies ... Cute Kid
Anna Bies Anna Bies ... Emergency Room Technician
Kara Glieden Kara Glieden ... Emergency Room Technician
Wendi Thomas Wendi Thomas ... Emergency Room Technician
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Collection of short mockumentaries detailing R2-D2's "career", from his English upbringing to his daring bungee jump.

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This Is The Artoo You Never Knew See more »

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artoo-Detoo: Beneath the Dome See more »

Filming Locations:

Marin County, California, USA See more »

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Lucasfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Artoo's bungee jump was performed three times at a real bungee jump attraction located at Fox Studios, Sydney, Australia. The first two times a bungee cord was used, but was not on the third try, which is the footage in the documentary. A special R2 was created for this scene, and was completely destroyed. The emergency room follow-up scene was shot seven months later at Petaluma Valley Hospital, Petaluma, California. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dreyfuss: I don't think he's an actor. I think he's a personality. Notice that nobody else hires him. Notice *that*.
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Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Funny!
7 December 2001 | by shawn_allenSee all my reviews

I bet the casts of the new and old movies are having a blast making this. Only the first two episodes are out as I write this, but it has got to be one of the funniest "mokumentaries" ever. Especially fun is what R2 did with himself in the intervening years between "Return of the Jedi" and "Phantom Menace." I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone, so go to the Star Wars website and see. Thumbs up for the guy who thought this one up, and for George Lucas, for letting them take a shot at his creations.


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