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.
Dan O'Bannon and John C. Wash animated the Death Star schematics seen on the computer screen as R2D2 searches the Death Star's computer memory. They were influenced by similar sequences they produced for the film Dark Star (1974).
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
C3PO has been with Princess Leia's family since her childhood according to his back story established in later movies. During the skirmish at the beginning of the movie, C3PO says to R2D2 "there will be no escape for the Princess this time." (The script reads "There'll be no escape for the Captain this time," foreshadowing the next scene where Vader strangles the Captain.) Later, C3PO sees a picture of the Princess and claims not to know who she is. It's likely that it was programmed not to divulge any important information that may endanger the mission of the Princess, and the radio adaptation strongly implies this.
The Star Wars main theme leads in from the 20th Century Fox music.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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Mark Hamill comments on the best viewing order for the Star Wars saga
07 March 2018
‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams to Quit Franchise After Episode IX
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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