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.
When the film hit cinemas around the globe, it wasn't called Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, but just Star Wars (1977). Lucas agreed to call the film just Star Wars, in case the film bombed at the Box Office and 20th Century Fox decided not to ... ...
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
When leaving the Yavin base, many of the rebel pilots are wearing brand new helmets. In the scenes that follow the helmets are clearly old and battered.
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.
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