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PG| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) is held hostage by the evil Imperial Forces, under orders from Darth Vader (David Prowse), in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Millennium Falcon Captain Han Solo (Harrison Ford) team together with the lovable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.

Cast: Mark Hamill , Harrison Ford , Carrie Fisher , Alec Guinness , Peter Cushing , Anthony Daniels , Kenny Baker , Peter Mayhew

Director: George Lucas

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

Release Date: January 31st, 1997|2 hr. 5 min.

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fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Star Wars' has three crucial elements going for it and they've traveled time like troopers -- it's a terrifically entertaining war story, it has memorable characters and it is visually compelling. What more do we want in movies, anyway? [Special Edition] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If I were asked to say with certainty which movies will still be widely known a century or two from now, I would list "2001,'' "The Wizard of Oz,'' Keaton and Chaplin, Astaire and Rogers, and probably "Casablanca'' ... and "Star Wars,'' for sure. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Examiner

    A marvelous child of Star Wars technology, the advanced sound design makes a celebratory re-viewing of George Lucas' legendary, 20-year-old space opera a thrilling experience. [Special Edition] show more

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