PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
At the time of his casting for the movie, Mark Hamill was under contract to co-star in the TV series Eight Is Enough (1977). Hamill tried to get out of his contract for Eight Is Enough, as between shooting schedules and filming locations, there was no way he could do both. After ... ...
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
For the 1997 Special Edition, Industrial Light and Magic made CG models of the X-Wings (based on the "Red 2" filming model, Wedge's ship) and the Millennium Falcon (based on the filming model built for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back). Thus in the new, CG Special Edition shots, Luke's X-Wing incorrectly has two red stripes on each wing (instead of five), and the Falcon has the two extra landing gear bays on its underside it didn't *originally* have until Empire (it also has a slightly different paint scheme).
The Star Wars main theme leads in from the 20th Century Fox music.
$35,906,661 (USA) (31 January 1997)
$460,935,665 (USA) (2 May 1997)
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