Plot: Part IV in George Lucas’ epic, Star Wars: A New Hope opens with a Rebel ship being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. The plot then follows the life of a simple farm boy, Luke Skywalker, as he and his newly met allies (Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2) attempt to rescue a Rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empire’s most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.

Rating: PG for sci-fi violence and brief mild language

Directed By: George Lucas

Written By: George Lucas

Production: Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

In Theaters: May 25, 1977

Box Office: $460,935,665 (USA)

Budget: $11,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 2 hr. 1 min.

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Luke Skywalker – Mark Hamill
Han Solo – Harrison Ford
Princess Leia Organa – Carrie Fisher
Grand Moff Tarkin – Peter Cushing
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi – Alec Guinness

C-3PO – Anthony Daniels
R2-D2 – Kenny Baker
Chewbacca – Peter Mayhew
Darth Vader – David Prowse
Darth Vader (voice) – James Earl Jones