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.
26 October 2003 | Elswet
10 | One of the most successful movies of all time (and I'm not talking about the Box Office take)
What made this the hugely successful triumph it was? Was it casting, music, imagination, ingenuity, or luck? I remember ...
According to William Friedkin's autobiography, The Friedkin Connection, George Lucas, riding off the success of American Graffiti (1973), sent his script to The Directors Company, the short-lived shingle that his friend, Francis Ford Coppola, had founded with Friedkin and Peter Bogdanovich at Paramount Pictures. The film was budgeted at... ...
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
When Luke activates his light saber after Obi Wan gives it to him, the reflection on C3P0 only shows the hilt, not the blue blade
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 ....
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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