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.
Twentieth Century Fox was so sure Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was going to be a disaster that they almost sold off their stake in the film as a tax shelter. They changed their minds after positive feedback from an advance screening. The profits from the film saved the studio ... ...
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
After C-3PO and R2-D2 escape from the Blockade Runner, the Blockade Runner has vanished from the Star Destroyer's underside tractor beam hatch. This is most evident in the last frame of the scene that shows the Star Destroyer flying by.
The film has no opening credits. Instead, the first credits seen at the end of the film are presented in the order in which they would have otherwise been shown at the start. Although by the late 1990s it was commonplace for films to not have opening credits, in 1977 it was somewhat unusual for a major film to not have opening credits.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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