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PG| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
The Imperial Forces -- under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) -- hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance, 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.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999)

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