Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

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Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

George Lucas

Writer:

George Lucas

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Trivia

The scene in Ben Kenobi's house was originally supposed to start with the viewing of Princess Leia's message. Editor Paul Hirsch felt that having Leia's plea for help be followed by a lot of talking about the past made the characters seem a bit ... ...


Quotes

C-3PO: Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.


Goofs

As Luke prepares to board his fighter prior to the climactic space battle, he brushes his hand along the underside of the wing. The markings on the wing clearly indicate it is "Red One," shown by the one red stripe. However, during the battle it is repeatedly established that Luke is in fact "Red Five," and exterior shots of the spacecraft model have five red stripes. This is corrected in the special edition by adding the scene of Luke talking to Biggs. They start talking under red one and continue to walk to Luke's fighter. This scene was cut from the original.


Crazy Credits

The film's opening prologue: It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Emperor's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Emperor's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy ....

Storyline

Plot Summary


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Genres

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

25 May 1977

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,906,661 (USA) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

$460,935,665 (USA) (2 May 1997)

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