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 ...
According to sound designer Ben Burtt, the buzzing sound heard when Luke activates the droid calling device to bring Threepio out of hiding was actually made by an old toy ray gun Burtt loved as a child.
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
In the original theatrical release, when the laser bolt from the Death Star is fired at Alderaan, two separate explosions take place, not one, and some rubble that is fired from the planet during the first explosion disappears when the second explosion is taking place.
The Star Wars main theme leads in from the 20th Century Fox music.
$35,906,661 (USA) (31 January 1997)
$460,935,665 (USA) (2 May 1997)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Back to the Future
Dive deep into IMDb Picks, Scary Good, Streaming, and more.