PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Jyn Erson's rescuer, Saw Gerrera, is played by Forest Whitaker. One of his earliest lead roles was playing jazz musician Charlie Parker in Bird (1988). In that movie, Parker has a meeting in Los Angeles with his idol, the famed classical composer, Igor Stravinsky. Actor Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso) played Stravinsky in the 2009 film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Lyra Erso: We know.
Galen Erso: Jyn, gather your things. It's time.
During the space battle over Scarif, in one shot of Gold Leader's Y-Wing cockpit, the edge of the Death Star's equatorial trench can be seen through the back window of the cockpit behind him. This is reused footage from the rebel attack on the Death Star from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Actually, while it is re-used footage, the background has been digitally altered to be the Shield gate.
After the credits are done, there is a snippet of Luke Skywalker's theme.
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