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Dan Natchsheim ... 1138
Joy Carmichael ... 7117
David Munson ... 2222
Marvin Bennett ... 0480
Ralph Stell ... 9021

Directed by
George Lucas 
Writing credits
George Lucas (written by)

Cinematography by
F.E. Zip Zimmerman 
Film Editing by
Dan Natchsheim 
Production Management
Charles Johnson .... production manager
Richard Johnson .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nelson E. Harris .... assistant director
Sound Department
Daniel Tueth .... sound
Other crew
Gene Petersen .... advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"THX 1138 4EB" - USA (short title)
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15 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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In one scene, a reel is shown spinning, to segue into another shot. On this reel is a white label that says "University of Southern California".See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the credits where George Lucas is mentioned as the director, a piece of transparent tape is visible on the left side of the screen.See more »
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Without this, no "STAR WARS", 29 September 2004
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

George Lucas developed this film during his days in film school. It impressed his teachers and eventually gave him the courage to make "THX 1138," a full-length spin-off which was his theatrical debut and featured the talents of Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasence.

This was the basis for that spin-off, which is much shorter and doesn't feature any of the complicated themes of the semi-remake. Personally I feel the remake is far superior because of its advanced storytelling, visuals, acting, and love story, but that's just me (and I have a feeling most people probably like the remake better, too, but...).

The point remains that without this, George Lucas might never have impressed anyone. He might never have made "THX 1138." He might never have made "American Graffiti," and there would be no "Star Wars" because he wouldn't have convinced anyone to lend him the money.

There would be no THX sound on DVDs. There would be no ILM. There would be no Indiana Jones, no Luke Skywalker, nothing.

Hard to imagine, isn't it? All because of one small 15-minute, cheaply-produced short film...

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