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

8.7 / 10

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Country United States

Genre Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. Written by Jwelch5742

Keywords: rebellion, empire, galactic war, princess, droid

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Alec Guinness Alec Guinness BenObi-WanKenobi
Harrison Ford Harrison Ford HanSolo
George Lucas George Lucas
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"Star Wars" isn't the best film ever made, but it is universally loved. Hamill's Skywalker is a wuss, the plot wanders all over, and only Harrison Ford gives it any real fire, but it means more to many people than the national anthem or Shakespeare.
Somehow it's bigger than just the story of backwater hick Luke Skywalker discovering his true destiny and joining Princess Leia and Obi Wan Kenobi in an epic struggle between the good Rebel Alliance and dastardly, powerful Empire. "Star Wars" gives the viewer a whole universe with its own history, mythology, clunky 'realistic' spacecraft, and fa...

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Note: Italicized paragraphs describe scenes added for the film's 1997 special edition and updated for its DVD release.

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Languages: English

Release Date: 25 May 1977 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Tikal National Park, Guatemala See more