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 mysterious Darth Vader.
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There are actually two different actors portraying Wedge Antilles in the movie. The first one is Colin Higgins, who remained uncredited. He is sitting beside Luke during the strategy meeting with the Rebel pilots before the Battle of Yavin (the one who says "That's impossible! Even for a computer."). However, he was dismissed after only one day of shooting and was replaced by Denis Lawson for the filming of the cockpit scenes. Both actors' voices were later overdubbed by David Ankrum. Today, Higgins' version of the character is known amongst Star Wars fans as "Fake Wedge". In 2017, the short story anthology "From a Certain Point of View" canonized the "Fake Wedge" character of having the name "Col" (likely because it is the first three letters of "Colin") and it was specified that the character had often been mistaken for Wedge, and was given the "Fake Wedge" nickname.
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
In the cantina, when Dr. Evazan says to Luke, "He doesn't like you," and "I don't like you either," his mouth doesn't match both lines.
The film's opening prologue: It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Emperor's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Emperor's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy ....
The 2004 DVD also features substantial changes in the sound mix, especially in regards to the music. John Williams' score is de-emphasized considerably throughout, and during the minute or two of the climactic battle, it is completely inaudible.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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