Star Wars

Synopsis: Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first installment in the original Star Wars trilogy, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and Alec Guinness. David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew co-star in supporting roles.
Director(s): George Lucas
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 6 Oscars. Another 50 wins & 28 nominations.
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121 min

ÒA long time ago, in a galaxy far, far


A vast sea of stars serves as the backdrop for the main

title. War drums echo through the heavens as a rollup

slowly crawls into infinity.

ÒIt 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 Empire's

ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an

armored space station with enough

power to destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire'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...Ó

The awesome yellow planet of Tatooine emerges from a total

eclipse, her two moons glowing against the darkness. A

tiny silver spacecraft, a Rebel Blockade Runner firing

lasers from the back of the ship, races through space. It

is pursed by a giant Imperial Star Destroyer. Hundreds of

deadly laserbolts streak from the Imperial Star Destroyer,

causing the main solar fin of the Rebel craft to



An explosion rocks the ship as two robots, Artoo-Detoo

(R2-D2) and See-Threepio (C-3PO) struggle to make their way

through the shaking, bouncing passageway. Both robots are

old and battered. Artoo is a short, claw-armed tripod.

His face is a mass of computer lights surrounding a radar

eye. Threepio, on the other hand, is a tall, slender robot

of human proportions. He has a gleaming bronze-like

metallic surface of an Art Deco design.

Another blast shakes them as they struggle along their way.


Did you hear that? They've shut

down the main reactor. We'll be

destroyed for sure. This is


Rebel troopers rush past the robots and take up positions in the main

passageway. They aim their weapons toward the door.


We're doomed!

The little R2 unit makes a series of electronic sounds that only

another robot could understand.


There'll be no escape for the

Princess this time.

Artoo continues making beeping sounds. Tension mounts as loud metallic

latches clank and the scream of heavy equipment are heard moving around

the outside hull of the ship.


What's that?


The Imperial craft has easily overtaken the Rebel Blockade Runner. The

smaller Rebel ship is being drawn into the underside dock of the giant

Imperial starship.


The nervous Rebel troopers aim their weapons. Suddenly a tremendous

blast opens up a hole in the main passageway and a score of fearsome

armored spacesuited stormtroopers make their way into the smoke-filled


In a few minutes the entire passageway is ablaze with laserfire. The

deadly bolts ricochet in wild random patterns creating huge explosions.

Stormtroopers scatter and duck behind storage lockers. Laserbolts hit

several Rebel soldiers who scream and stagger through the smoke,

holding shattered arms and faces.

An explosion hits near the robots.


I should have known better than to

trust the logic of a half-sized

thermocapsulary dehousing assister...

Artoo counters with an angry rebuttal as the battle rages around the

two hapless robots.


A death-white wasteland stretches from horizon to horizon. The

tremendous heat of two huge twin suns settle on a lone figure, Luke

Skywalker, a farm boy with heroic aspirations who looks much younger

than his eighteen years. His shaggy hair and baggy tunic give him the

air of a simple but lovable lad with a prize-winning smile.

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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic. more…

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