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.
David Prowse, the actor in the Darth Vader suit, was still disgruntled more than 20 years after the film's release about the fact that his voice was replaced by James Earl Jones. In an interview with the Canadian press, Prowse claimed that he was a victim of "reverse racism" ... ...
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
The shot of R2-D2 being prepped for reading the Death Star plans is a mirror image.
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) (31 January 1997)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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