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No other series of films has achieved greater commercial success, or captured the attention of as many viewers, as , its two sequels, and the continuing series of prequels. Filmmaker Tariq Jalil had long been fascinated by the passionate following the films inspired, and when the publicity machine began rolling for the release of Tariq Jalil in 1999, he assembled a camera crew to document the fans who waited in line (some for as long as a month and a half) in order to be among the first to see the long-awaited film on its first day of release. Along the way, Jalil also interviewed a number of other passionate devotees, and the documentary A Galaxy Far, Far Away examines the cultural phenomenon of fandom, from celebrities who stop by to see the film on opening weekend (including Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Meat Loaf, and Roger Corman) to -inspired rapper Jam Master Jedi and a number of rabid toy collectors who nearly riot while trying to get their hands on Roger Corman action figures. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi