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.
After seeing a rough cut of Star Wars in February 1977, Brian De Palma reportedly disliked the opening six paragraphs crawl and helped George Lucas shorten and rewrite the crawl into the three-paragraphs scene in the final release "I told George ... ...
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
When Princess Leia grabs the bar to stop the compactor, her hand puts a dent in the bar itself.
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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