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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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

George Lucas

Writer:

George Lucas

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Englund auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker but was turned down. He then suggested to his roommate Mark Hamill that he should try for the part.


Quotes

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


Goofs

It is frequently claimed that upon returning to the Rebel base after destroying the Death Star, Luke exclaims, "Carrie!" when he hears Leia (Carrie Fisher) call "Luke!" Sound designer Ben Burtt has confirmed that, after extensive listening, it appears to be "Hey" or "Yay"; Mark Hamill reports that he said, "Hey! There she is!" but mumbled the last word. Yet, trained lip readers report only two syllables being spoken and they look like Carrie.


Crazy Credits

To compensate for the new special edition credits inserted in versions 1997 and beyond, a longer instrumental suite plays during the credits roll, integrating various themes from throughout the film.

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) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

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

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