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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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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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  • Alec Guinness and George Lucas in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
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Director:

George Lucas

Writer:

George Lucas

Did You Know?

Trivia

The briefing of the pilots and the final dogfights at the Death Star were inspired by many WWII films including Flying Tigers (1942), Flying Leathernecks (1951) and Battle of Britain (1969) amongst others.


Quotes

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


Goofs

C3PO has been with Princess Leia's family since her childhood according to his back story established in later movies. During the skirmish at the beginning of the movie, C3PO says to R2D2 "there will be no escape for the Princess this time." (The script reads "There'll be no escape for the Captain this time," foreshadowing the next scene where Vader strangles the Captain.) Later, C3PO sees a picture of the Princess and claims not to know who she is. It's likely that it was programmed not to divulge any important information that may endanger the mission of the Princess, and the radio adaptation strongly implies this.


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


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


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) (2 February 1997)

Gross:

$322,740,140 (USA)

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