• Star Wars (1977)

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Star Wars

Release Date: May 25th, 1977

PG |2 hr 1 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: Fantasy , Action , Adventure , Science fiction

Production Co: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Keywords: Rescue , Escape , Death , Creative , Intense , Rivalry ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Star Wars is the most entertaining sci-fi movie of the decade. show more

  • 60
    Wall Street Journal

    Rendering all of its materials with a self-protective tongue-in-cheek tone, Star Wars is fun. But if the movie appeals to the child in all of us, it also may seem to the adult within a good deal less delightful. There's something depressing about seeing all these impressive cinematic gifts and all this extraordinary technological skills lavished on such puerile materials. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Lucas combines excellent comedy and drama and progresses it with exciting action on tremendously effective space battles. Likeable heroes on noble missions and despicable villains capable of the most dastardly deeds are all wrapped up in some of the most spectacular special effects ever to illuminate a motion picture screen. The result is spellbinding and totally captivating on all levels. show more

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Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - Based on Factual Material or on Story Material Not Previoulsy Published or Produced)
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
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Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
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Nominated Costume Design
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