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 ...
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher were all taken aback by George Lucas's decided lack of good dialogue skills. They stood up to him-and Lucas, chastened, allowed the actors to basically improvise their own wording for the basic points of the screenplay's dialogue.
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
Rubber sole of Chewbacca's foot visible as he follows Han Solo in the Death Star.
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.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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