Star Wars


Star Wars

Overview:

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Votes 6538 (8.1/10)

Runtime: 121 minutes

Release Date 1977-05-25

Budget: $11,000,000.00

Revenue: $775,398,007.00

Website: Link

Tagline: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Production company:

  • Lucasfilm
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Adventure
  • Action
  • Science Fiction

Trailer

Further Information

Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
Han Solo
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Princess Leia Organa
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
Grand Moff Tarkin
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
See Threepio (C-3PO)
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels
Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)
Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker
Chewbacca
Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew
Darth Vader
David Prowse
David Prowse
Voice of Darth Vader (voice)
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
Uncle Owen
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
Aunt Beru
Shelagh Fraser
Shelagh Fraser
Chief Jawa
Jack Purvis
Jack Purvis
General Willard
Eddie Byrne
Eddie Byrne
Red Two (Wedge)
Denis Lawson
Denis Lawson
Red Three (Biggs)
Garrick Hagon
Garrick Hagon
General Taggi
Don Henderson
Don Henderson
Commander #1
Leslie Schofield
Leslie Schofield
General Motti
Richard LeParmentier
Richard LeParmentier
Stormtrooper
Michael Leader
Michael Leader
General Dodonna
Alex McCrindle
Alex McCrindle
Red Leader
Drewe Henley
Drewe Henley
Red Four (John "D")
Jack Klaff
Jack Klaff
Red Six (Porkins)
William Hootkins
William Hootkins
Gold Leader
Angus MacInnes
Angus MacInnes
Gold Two
Jeremy Sinden
Jeremy Sinden
Gold Five
Graham Ashley
Graham Ashley
Red Two (voice) (uncredited)
David Ankrum
David Ankrum
Boba Fett (special edition) (uncredited)
Mark Austin
Mark Austin
Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Scott Beach
Scott Beach
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Lightning Bear
Lightning Bear
Cantina Alien (uncredited)
Jon Berg
Jon Berg
Cantina Alien (uncredited)
Doug Beswick
Doug Beswick
Greedo (uncredited)
Paul Blake
Paul Blake
Nabrun Leids (uncredited)
Janice Burchette
Janice Burchette
Wuher (uncredited)
Ted Burnett
Ted Burnett
Drifter (Red 12) (uncredited)
John Chapman
John Chapman
Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Gilda Cohen
Gilda Cohen
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Tim Condren
Tim Condren
Wioslea (uncredited)
Barry Copping
Barry Copping
Dr. Evazan (uncredited)
Alfie Curtis
Alfie Curtis
Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Robert Davies
Robert Davies
Greedo (uncredited)
Maria De Aragon
Maria De Aragon
Hrchek Kal Fas (uncredited)
Robert A. Denham
Robert A. Denham
Jawa (uncredited)
Frazer Diamond
Frazer Diamond
Stormtrooper / Tusken Raider / Death Star Trooper / Garouf Lafoe (uncredited)
Peter Diamond
Peter Diamond
Jawa (uncredited)
Warwick Diamond
Warwick Diamond
Garindan (uncredited)
Sadie Eden
Sadie Eden
Djas Puhr (uncredited)
Kim Falkinburg
Kim Falkinburg
Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
Harry Fielder
Harry Fielder
Stormtrooper with Binoculars (uncredited)
Ted Gagliano
Ted Gagliano
Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Salo Gardner
Salo Gardner
Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
Steve Gawley
Steve Gawley
Kabe (uncredited)
Barry Gnome
Barry Gnome
Kabe / Jawa / GONK Droid (uncredited)
Rusty Goffe
Rusty Goffe
Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Isaac Grand
Isaac Grand
Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
Nelson Hall
Nelson Hall
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Reg Harding
Reg Harding
Leia's Rebel Escort (uncredited)
Alan Harris
Alan Harris
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Frank Henson
Frank Henson
Brea Tonnika (uncredited)
Christine Hewett
Christine Hewett
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Arthur Howell
Arthur Howell
Ponda Baba (uncredited)
Tommy Ilsley
Tommy Ilsley
Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
Joe Johnston
Joe Johnston
Mosep (uncredited)
Annette Jones
Annette Jones
Chall Bekan (uncredited)
Linda Jones
Linda Jones
Solomohal (uncredited)
Joe Kaye
Joe Kaye
Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Colin Michael Kitchens
Colin Michael Kitchens
Jawa (uncredited)
Melissa Kurtz
Melissa Kurtz
Jawa (uncredited)
Tiffany L. Kurtz
Tiffany L. Kurtz
Daine Jir (uncredited)
Al Lampert
Al Lampert
BoShek (uncredited)
Anthony Lang
Anthony Lang
Muftak / Cantina Band Member (uncredited)
Laine Liska
Laine Liska
Temple Guard / Medal Bearer (uncredited)
Derek Lyons
Derek Lyons
Jawa (uncredited)
Mahjoub
Mahjoub
Takeel (uncredited)
Alf Mangan
Alf Mangan
Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
Rick McCallum
Rick McCallum
Death Star Gunner (uncredited)
Grant McCune
Grant McCune
Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Geoffrey Moon
Geoffrey Moon
Swilla Corey (uncredited)
Mandy Morton
Mandy Morton
Massassi Base Rebel Scout (uncredited)
Lorne Peterson
Lorne Peterson
Rycar Ryjerd (uncredited)
Marcus Powell
Marcus Powell
InCom Engineer (uncredited)
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Leesub Sirln (uncredited)
Pam Rose
Pam Rose
Cmdr. Praji (Imperial Officer #2 on rebel ship) (uncredited)
George Roubicek
George Roubicek
Tawss Khaa (uncredited)
Erica Simmons
Erica Simmons
Senni Tonnika (uncredited)
Angela Staines
Angela Staines
Cantina Patron (uncredited)
George Stock
George Stock
Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Roy Straite
Roy Straite
Sai'torr Kal Fas (uncredited)
Peter Sturgeon
Peter Sturgeon
Lt. Pol Treidum (uncredited)
Peter Sumner
Peter Sumner
Cantina Voices (voice) (uncredited)
John Sylla
John Sylla
Massassi Outpost Announcer / Various Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Tom Sylla
Tom Sylla
Lt. Shann Childsen (uncredited)
Malcolm Tierney
Malcolm Tierney
Cantina Alien (uncredited)
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
Del Goren (uncredited)
Burnell Tucker
Burnell Tucker
Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Morgan Upton
Morgan Upton
Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Jerry Walter
Jerry Walter
Jawa (uncredited)
Hal Wamsley
Hal Wamsley
Greedo (voice) (uncredited)
Larry Ward
Larry Ward
Thuku (uncredited)
Diana Sadley Way
Diana Sadley Way
Ketwol / Melas (uncredited)
Harold Weed
Harold Weed
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Bill Weston
Bill Weston
Mos Eisley Citizen (special edition) (uncredited)
Steve 'Spaz' Williams
Steve 'Spaz' Williams
Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Fred Wood
Fred Wood
Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Colin Higgins
Colin Higgins
Director
George Lucas
George Lucas
Executive Producer
George Lucas
George Lucas
Producer
Gary Kurtz
Gary Kurtz
Producer
Rick McCallum
Rick McCallum
Original Music Composer
John Williams
John Williams
Director of Photography
Gilbert Taylor
Gilbert Taylor
Writer
George Lucas
George Lucas
Editor
Richard Chew
Richard Chew
Editor
Paul Hirsch
Paul Hirsch
Editor
Marcia Lucas
Marcia Lucas
Casting
Dianne Crittenden
Dianne Crittenden
Casting
Irene Lamb
Irene Lamb
Casting
Vic Ramos
Vic Ramos
Production Design
John Barry
John Barry
Art Direction
Leslie Dilley
Leslie Dilley
Art Direction
Norman Reynolds
Norman Reynolds
Set Decoration
Roger Christian
Roger Christian
Costume Design
John Mollo
John Mollo
Visual Effects
Paul Huston
Paul Huston
Animation
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett

Cat Ellington

(As I'm writing this review, Darth Vader's theme music begins to build in my mind...) Well, it actually has a title, what the Darth Vader theme. And that title is "The Imperial March", composed by the great John Williams, whom, as many of you may already know, also composed the theme music for "Jaws" - that legendary score simply titled, "Main Title (Theme From Jaws)". Now, with that lil' bit of trivia aside, let us procede with the fabled film currently under review: Star Wars. It had been at a drive-in theater in some small Illinois town or other where my mother, my older brother, and I had spent our weekly "Movie Date Night" watching this George Lucas directed cult masterpiece from our car in the parking lot. On the huge outdoor screen, the film appeared to be a silent one, but thanks to an old wire-attached speaker, we were able to hear both the character dialogue and soundtrack loud and clear. We even had ourselves a carful of vittles and snacks - walked back to our vehicle, of course, from the wide-opened cinema's briefly distant concession stand. Indeed, it had been a lovely summer evening that July. From the time the film started, with my brother and I following along as our mother sped-read the opening crawl, I began to feel rather antsy, thinking that this movie, the first in a franchise that would soon be world-renowned, was going to be boring, due to its genre being Science Fiction: A respectably likable, but not a passionately lovable genre of mine DURING THAT TIME. I just didn't believe I was going to like Star Wars all that much ... But I soon found myself intrigued ... And awed. George Lucas is a man with a phenomenal, and I do mean phenomenal imagination. Apart from his human characters (Han, Luke, Leia, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, among others), the droids: C-3P0, R2-D2, R2-series, and IG-88, not to mention those unusual characters like Jabba the Hutt, Yoda, and Chewbacca, just to name a few, are all creations of Lucas's phenomenal imagination. And I was completely in awe of each one of these strange beings. Then there was Vader ... And the evil Emperor ... And the Stormtroopers ... And the Spacecraft ... And the galaxies (I'll admit that I am a huge lover of the Universe in all its Celestial glory) ... And the magnificent planets ... The Lightsabers ... And so on. Star Wars is a gorgeously shot space opera; it is truly an epic masterpiece. We enjoyed this film tremendously. And my brother was a die-hard fan from that night onward. He, my brother, had even received for Christmas that year, nearly every Star Wars action figure that my mother could find, including two of the spacecraft: The Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyer. The Death Star space station had too been wrapped beneath our Christmas tree - tagged with his name. It was totally crazy, what the new Star Wars era. Frenzied! But it was great ... Even still, to this day. I don't personally know anyone whom has yet to see Star Wars, but that certainly doesn't suggest there are still a few people out there who haven't. And if you're one of the latter, then you should know that this classic space opera comes highly recommended. The entire series is told backwards, so you'll definitely want to see Star Wars first, followed by its two sequels: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi ... In that order. I trust that you'll too discover yourself to be a lifelong cult fan in the wake. 😊

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