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Writer:
George Lucas (written by)
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Release Date:
25 May 1977 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
It's Back! (re-release) See more »
Plot:
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 6 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 26 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker

Harrison Ford ... Han Solo

Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia Organa

Peter Cushing ... Grand Moff Tarkin

Alec Guinness ... Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi

Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO

Kenny Baker ... R2-D2

Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca

David Prowse ... Darth Vader
Phil Brown ... Uncle Owen
Shelagh Fraser ... Aunt Beru

Jack Purvis ... Chief Jawa
Alex McCrindle ... General Dodonna
Eddie Byrne ... General Willard
Drewe Henley ... Red Leader (as Drewe Hemley)

Denis Lawson ... Red Two (Wedge) (as Dennis Lawson)

Garrick Hagon ... Red Three (Biggs)
Jack Klaff ... Red Four (John D.)

William Hootkins ... Red Six (Porkins)

Angus MacInnes ... Gold Leader (as Angus Mcinnis)
Jeremy Sinden ... Gold Two
Graham Ashley ... Gold Five
Don Henderson ... General Taggi

Richard LeParmentier ... General Motti
Leslie Schofield ... Commander #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Ankrum ... Red Two (voice) (uncredited)
Mark Austin ... Boba Fett (special edition) (uncredited)
Scott Beach ... Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Lightning Bear ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)

Jon Berg ... Cantina Alien (uncredited)
Doug Beswick ... Cantina Alien (uncredited)
Paul Blake ... Greedo (uncredited)
Janice Burchette ... Nabrun Leids (uncredited)
Ted Burnett ... Wuher (uncredited)
John Chapman ... Drifter (Red 12) (uncredited)
Gilda Cohen ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Tim Condren ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Barry Copping ... Wioslea (uncredited)
Alfie Curtis ... Dr. Evazan (uncredited)
Robert Davies ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Maria De Aragon ... Greedo (uncredited)
Robert A. Denham ... Hrchek Kal Fas (uncredited)
Frazer Diamond ... Jawa (uncredited)
Peter Diamond ... Stormtrooper / Tusken Raider / Death Star Trooper / Garouf Lafoe (uncredited)
Warwick Diamond ... Jawa (uncredited)
Sadie Eden ... Garindan (uncredited)
Kim Falkinburg ... Djas Puhr (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
Ted Gagliano ... Stormtrooper with Binoculars (uncredited)
Salo Gardner ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Steve Gawley ... Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
Barry Gnome ... Kabe (uncredited)
Rusty Goffe ... Kabe / Jawa / GONK Droid (uncredited)
Isaac Grand ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Nelson Hall ... Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
Reg Harding ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Alan Harris ... Leia's Rebel Escort (uncredited)
Frank Henson ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Christine Hewett ... Brea Tonnika (uncredited)
Arthur Howell ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Tommy Ilsley ... Ponda Baba (uncredited)

Joe Johnston ... Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
Annette Jones ... Mosep (uncredited)

James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
Linda Jones ... Chall Bekan (uncredited)
Joe Kaye ... Solomohal (uncredited)
Colin Michael Kitchens ... Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Melissa Kurtz ... Jawa (uncredited)
Tiffany L. Kurtz ... Jawa (uncredited)
Al Lampert ... Daine Jir (uncredited)
Anthony Lang ... BoShek (uncredited)
Laine Liska ... Muftak / Cantina Band Member (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Temple Guard / Medal Bearer (uncredited)
Mahjoub ... Jawa (uncredited)
Alf Mangan ... Takeel (uncredited)

Rick McCallum ... Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
Grant McCune ... Death Star Gunner (uncredited)
Geoffrey Moon ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Mandy Morton ... Swilla Corey (uncredited)
Lorne Peterson ... Massassi Base Rebel Scout (uncredited)
Marcus Powell ... Rycar Ryjerd (uncredited)

Shane Rimmer ... InCom Engineer (uncredited)
Pam Rose ... Leesub Sirln (uncredited)
George Roubicek ... Cmdr. Praji (Imperial Officer #2 on rebel ship) (uncredited)
Erica Simmons ... Tawss Khaa (uncredited)
Angela Staines ... Senni Tonnika (uncredited)
George Stock ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Roy Straite ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Peter Sturgeon ... Sai'torr Kal Fas (uncredited)
Peter Sumner ... Lt. Pol Treidum (uncredited)
John Sylla ... Cantina Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Tom Sylla ... Massassi Outpost Announcer / Various Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Malcolm Tierney ... Lt. Shann Childsen (uncredited)

Phil Tippett ... Cantina Alien (uncredited)
Burnell Tucker ... Del Goren (uncredited)
Morgan Upton ... Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Jerry Walter ... Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Hal Wamsley ... Jawa (uncredited)
Larry Ward ... Greedo (voice) (uncredited)
Diana Sadley Way ... Thuku (uncredited)
Harold Weed ... Ketwol / Melas (uncredited)
Bill Weston ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Steve 'Spaz' Williams ... Mos Eisley Citizen (special edition) (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Gary Kurtz .... producer
George Lucas .... executive producer
Rick McCallum .... producer (1997 special edition)
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Chew (film editor)
T.M. Christopher (1997 special edition)
Paul Hirsch (film editor)
Marcia Lucas (film editor)
George Lucas (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden  (as Diane Crittenden)
Irene Lamb 
Vic Ramos 
 
Production Design by
John Barry 
 
Art Direction by
Leslie Dilley 
Norman Reynolds 
 
Set Decoration by
Roger Christian 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... makeup: second unit
Doug Beswick .... makeup: second unit
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup supervisor
Rob Bottin .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Graham Freeborn .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Kay Freeborn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nick Maley .... special makeup effects crew: Cantina sequence (uncredited)
Patricia McDermott .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Charles E. Parker .... special makeup effects crew: Cantina sequence (uncredited)
Christopher Tucker .... special makeup effects crew: Cantina sequence (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Peter V. Herald .... production manager: second unit (as Peter Herald)
Joseph Lenzi .... production manager: second unit (as Pepi Lenzi)
David V. Lester .... production manager: second unit (as David Lester)
Bruce Sharman .... production manager
Robert Watts .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... assistant director
Terry Madden .... assistant director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director (as Tony Waye)
Gary White .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Bruton .... property master
Leon Ericksen .... art director: second unit (as Leon Erickson)
Al Locatelli .... art director: second unit
Ralph McQuarrie .... production illustrator
Alan Roderick-Jones .... assistant to production designer
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Gerry Bourke .... props (uncredited)
Richard Brown .... carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Childs .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
Ron Cobb .... conceptual creature designer (uncredited)
Steve Cooper .... set designer (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Aaron L. Lucas .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Kieron Mcnamara .... props (uncredited)
Liz Moore .... sculptor (uncredited)
Brian Muir .... sculptor (uncredited)
Tony Musk .... carpenter (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Bill Welch .... construction manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... production sound mixer
Ben Burtt .... sound designer (1997 special edition)
Ben Burtt .... special dialogue and sound effects
Gene Corso .... sound editor
Gordon Davidson .... sound editor
Teresa Eckton .... sound editor (1997 special edition)
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer (as Lester Fresholtz)
Roxanne Jones .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Katz .... sound consultant: Dolby
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer (as Robert Litt)
Don MacDougall .... re-recording mixer
Robert Marty .... assistant sound editor (1997 special edition)
Bob Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer (as Mike Minkler)
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
Gary Rizzo .... digital mix technician (1997 special edition) (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Ronald G. Roumas .... re-recordist (1997 special edition)
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound editor
Karen Sharp .... assistant sound editor
Sam F. Shaw .... supervising sound editor (as Sam Shaw)
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer (1997 special edition)
Ray West .... re-recording mixer
Richard L. Anderson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Fred Clemons .... machine room operator (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Steve Kinsey .... sound mixing technician (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Cathy McKelvey .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator (uncredited)
Brian Slack .... sound consultant: DTS (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Jack Snyder .... sound engineer (uncredited)
David E. Turner .... machine room operator (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special production & mechanical effects supervisor
Tony Dyson .... R2D2 designer (uncredited)
Bob Keen .... model builder (uncredited)
Robert Nugent .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Julie Adrianson-Neary .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Julie Neary)
Richard Alexander .... camera and mechanical design: miniature and optical effects unit
Karen Ansel .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Caleb Aschkynazo .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Greg Auer .... miniature explosions: miniature and optical effects unit
Mark Austin .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Al Bailey .... digital plate restoration artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Alan Bailey)
Scott Balcerek .... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Douglas Barnett .... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
David Beasley .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Adam Beckett .... animation and rotoscope design: miniature and optical effects unit
Jon Berg .... stop motion animation: miniature and optical effects unit
David Berry .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
John Andrew Berton Jr. .... computer graphics supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition) (as John Berton)
Robert Blalack .... composite optical photography: (Praxis : miniature and optical effects unit)
Rod G. Bogart .... software development: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Rod Bogart)
Scott Bonnenfant .... digital plate restoration artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Ronn Brown .... digital production assistant: ILM (1997 special edition)
Chris Bushman .... optical supervisor (1997 special edition)
Colin Cantwell .... additional spacecraft design: miniature and optical effects unit
Dave Carson .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Chris Casady .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Amelia Chenoweth .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Terry Chostner .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Larry Cuba .... computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit
Fon Davis .... model maker: ILM (1997 special edition)
David Deuber .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Natasha Devaud .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
David Dozoretz .... animatics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Patricia Rose Duignan .... production staff: miniature and optical effects unit
John Dykstra .... special photographic effects supervisor
Selwyn Eddy .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Selwyn Eddy III)
Richard Edlund .... first cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Harrison Ellenshaw .... matte artist: miniature and optical effects unit (as P.S. Ellenshaw)
TyRuben Ellingson .... visual effects art director: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Ty Ruben Ellingson)
Jonathan Erland .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit (as Jon Erland)
Phillip Feiner .... optical supervisor (1997 special edition)
Steve Gawley .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Lyn Gerry .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Howard Gersh .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Paul Giacoppo .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Ned Gorman .... visual effects producer: ILM (1997 special edition)
Bruce Green .... assistant editor: opticals (as Bruce Michael Green)
Jerry Greenwood .... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Grant Guenin .... Sabre artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Joanne Hafner .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
James Hagedorn .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Carol Hayden .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Matthew Hendershot .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Matt Hendershot)
Kela Hicks .... digital production assistant: ILM (1997 special edition)
Guy Hudson .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Paul Huston .... digital matte artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Paul Huston .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Cindy Isman .... film librarian: miniature and optical effects unit
Joe Johnston .... effects illustrator and designer: miniature and optical effects unit (as Joseph Johnston)
David Jones .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Doug Jones .... negative supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Tom Kennedy .... visual effects producer: ILM (1997 special edition)
Forest Key .... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Mark Kline .... production staff: miniature and optical effects unit
Brian Knep .... software development: ILM (1997 special edition)
John Knoll .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Peter Kuran .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Angela Leaper .... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Joe Letteri .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Joseph Letteri)
Stewart Lew .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Mary M. Lind .... film control coordinator: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Logan .... second unit photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Nancy Luckoff .... CG resource manager: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Nancy Jill Luckoff)
Margaret B. Lynch .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Margaret Lynch)
Jodie Maier .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Greg Maloney .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Pamela Malouf .... film librarian: miniature and optical effects unit
Stuart T. Maschwitz .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Stuart Maschwitz)
Bill Mather .... digital matte artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as William Mather)
George E. Mather .... production supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... film librarian: miniature and optical effects unit (as Connie McCrum)
David McCue .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Grant McCune .... chief model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Dan McNamara .... Sabre group supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Daniel McNamara)
Ralph McQuarrie .... planet and satellite artist: miniature and optical effects unit
Gary Meyer .... production engineering: ILM (1997 special edition)
Fred Meyers .... production engineering: ILM (1997 special edition)
Alvah J. Miller .... electronics design: miniature and optical effects unit
Marty Luigi Miramontez .... production engineering: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Marty Miramontez)
Mark Moore .... visual effects art director: ILM (1997 special edition)
John C. Moulds .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Dennis Muren .... second cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Dennis Muren .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Joe Murray .... second unit director & cameraman: ILM (1997 special edition)
Ron Nathan .... production staff: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Nicholson .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Kerry Nordquist .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Masaaki Norihiro .... special components assistant: miniature and optical effects unit (as Masaaki Norihoro)
Dan O'Bannon .... computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit
Scott Pasko .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Rhonda Peck .... production staff: miniature and optical effects unit
Richard Pecorella .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Lorne Peterson .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Joshua Pines .... digital scanning supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Eleanor Porter .... special components assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Ken Ralston .... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit (as Kenneth Ralston)
Eldon Rickman .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
David Robman .... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Corey Rosen .... digital plate restoration artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Michael Ross .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Paul Roth .... optical photography coordinator: miniature and optical effects unit
Christian Rouet .... software development: ILM (1997 special edition)
David Scott .... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Jonathan Seay .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Alex Seiden .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Robert Shepherd .... production manager: miniature and optical effects unit (as Bob Shepherd)
Jamie Shourt .... special components: miniature and optical effects unit (as James Shourt)
William Shourt .... camera and mechanical design: miniature and optical effects unit
Douglas Smith .... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Gary Smith .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Damian Steel .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
David Tanaka .... visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Chad Taylor .... Sabre artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Danny Gordon Taylor .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Danny Taylor)
Jay Teitzell .... computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit
Bert Terreri .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Paul Theren .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Lon Tinney .... production manager: miniature and optical effects unit
Phil Tippett .... stop motion animation: miniature and optical effects unit (as Philip Tippett)
Lisa Todd .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (1997 special edition)
James Tooley .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Suzie Vissitzky Tooley .... CG production manager: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Suzie Vissotzky Tooley)
Christopher Townsend .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Chris Townsend)
Donna Tracy .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Don Trumbull .... camera and mechanical design: miniature and optical effects unit
Yusei Uesugi .... digital matte artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Lam Van To .... CG resource manager: ILM (1997 special edition)
James Van Trees Jr. .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Vecchitto .... digital color timing supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Joe Viskocil .... miniature explosions: miniature and optical effects unit
Tim Waddy .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Timothy Waddy)
John C. Wash .... computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit (as John Wash)
Jim Wells .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Stephen Williams .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Diana Wilson .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Vicky Witt .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Stuart Ziff .... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Rita E. Zimmerman .... Sabre artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Rita Zimmerman)
Les Bowie .... visual effects (uncredited)
Daniel Brimer .... digital effects resource assistant: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Ronn Brown .... digital matte artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Beth D'Amato .... digital paint and roto lead: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Sheena Duggal .... Inferno artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Dave Gregory .... optical effects lineup & plotting: Ray Mercer & Co. (uncredited)
Aaron Haye .... model maker: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Laine Liska .... model effects (uncredited)
Tom Martinek .... senior digital effects artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Todd Mitchell .... scanning operator: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Barry Nolan .... effects animator (uncredited)
Olivier Sarda .... digital compositor (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Nina Saxon .... effects animator (uncredited)
Nelson Shin .... animator: lightsaber (uncredited)
Denise Shurtleff .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Silagyi .... matte painter (uncredited)
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunt coordinator
Bob Anderson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bob Anderson .... stunts (uncredited)
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Brace .... stunt double: Chewbacca (uncredited)
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Andy Bradford .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... second stunt guard at cellblock AA-23 (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Hammatt .... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Henson .... stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell .... stunts (uncredited)
Mags Kavanaugh .... stunt double (uncredited)
Mags Kavanaugh .... stunts (uncredited)
Wendy Leech .... stunt double: C-3P0 (uncredited)
Wendy Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... first stunt guard at cellblock AA-23 (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... stunt double: Luke Skywalker (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carroll Ballard .... second unit photography
Rick Clemente .... second unit photography
Robert Dalva .... second unit photography
Tak Fujimoto .... second unit photography
Geoff Glover .... camera operator
John Jay .... still photographer
Ron Tabera .... gaffer
Ronnie Taylor .... camera operation
Steve Birtles .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
Peter Bloor .... electrician (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bruce Hill .... ultra high speed photography (uncredited)
Brian Q. Kelley .... photographer: additional footage (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Terry Lewis .... best boy (uncredited)
Michael E. Matteson .... grip (uncredited)
Madelyn Most .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
David Robman .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... stormtrooper costumes (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Todd Boekelheide .... assistant film editor
Ted Gagliano .... post-production executive (1997 special edition)
Bob Hart .... negative cutter (1997 special edition)
Samuel H. Hinckley .... assistant editor (1997 special edition) (as Samuel Hinckley)
Colin Michael Kitchens .... assistant film editor (as Colin Kitchens)
Bonnie Koehler .... assistant film editor
Jay Miracle .... assistant film editor
Robert Raring .... color timer (1997 special edition) (as Robert J. Raring)
Ray Sabo .... negative continuity (1997 special edition)
Brian Q. Kelley .... editor: additional material (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Mark Nakamine .... colorist (digital color correction) (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... color timer (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator
Eric Tomlinson .... music scoring mixer
Kenneth Wannberg .... supervising music editor
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
George Lucas .... music producer (uncredited)
Angela Morley .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice Murphy .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (uncredited)
John Williams .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
John Williams .... conductor (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bunny Alsup .... assistant to producer
Leon Briggs .... film restoration consultant (1997 special edition)
Patricia Carr .... production assistant (as Pat Carr)
Pete Comandini .... film restoration supervisor (1997 special edition)
Steve Cullip .... assistant auditor
Brian Doyle .... unit publicist
Kim Falkinburg .... assistant auditor
Tim Fox .... archivist (1997 special edition)
Brian Gibbs .... production controller
Miki Herman .... production assistant
Ralph M. Leo .... location auditor
Charles Lippincott .... advertising/publicity supervisor
Penny McCarthy .... assistant auditor
Dan Perri .... titles
Arnold Ross .... location manager
Ann Skinner .... continuity
Lucy Autrey Wilson .... assistant to director
Bob Anderson .... fight arranger (uncredited)
Michael Bell .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Stanley Bielecki .... advertising and publicity consultant (uncredited)
Stephen Calcutt .... stand-in: Peter Mayhew and David Prowse (uncredited)
Jack Dearlove .... stand-in: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Kathryn Farrar .... production controller (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Stuart Freeborn .... creature design supervisor (uncredited)
Terence McGovern .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Craig Miller .... marketing consultant (uncredited)
Len Piper .... stand-in: Declan Mulholland (uncredited)
Harry Shearer .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Edward Summer .... marketing consultant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (reissue title)
"La guerra de las estrellas" - USA (Spanish title)
"Star Wars IV: A New Hope" - USA (video box title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sci-fi violence and brief mild language
Runtime:
121 min | 125 min (special edition)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints) | DTS-Stereo (as DTS Stereo® in selected theatres) | Dolby Digital (as Dolby® Digital in selected theatres) | SDDS (as Sony Dynamic Digital SoundTM in selected theatres)
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Dan O'Bannon and John C. Wash animated the Death Star schematics seen on the computer screen as R2D2 searches the Death Star's computer memory. They were influenced by similar sequences they produced for the film Dark Star (1974).See more »
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Obi-Wan talks to Luke about the force for the first time, there's no mention of "midichlorians" because they didn't exist back in 1977, when this movie first came out. It's clear George Lucas had a good overall idea of where he wanted his story to go, however it's also clear that many little details, including midichlorians, were added later on. Obi-Wan doesn't mention them here because Lucas hadn't thought them up yet. From the character's point of view, midichlorians are trivial and not significant enough to mention.See more »
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C-3PO:Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
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406 out of 506 people found the following review useful.
One of the most successful movies of all time (and I'm not talking about the Box Office take), 26 October 2003
Author: CarelessMoonDruid from .: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.

What made this the hugely successful triumph it was? Was it casting, music, imagination, ingenuity, or luck?

I remember opening day at the theaters. I was old enough to remember every scene, every character, every nuance of this film; having committed it to memory forever, as if I would never again be able to see this beloved, instantly loved masterpiece.

I also remember that the HIT factor of this movie was so unexpected that you had to wait literal MONTHS to get the action figures promised on the cereal boxes. The pieces were still in the manufacturing process and we had to settle for coupons promising our toys in a few months. I wound up seeing this in the theaters a grand total of 36 times; much to my mother's dismay. She loved the movie as I did, but felt I was obsessed. Today, thirty years later, sitting here writing this review, I realize how right she was. I'm still obsessed with this movie, and with the subsequent movies which followed. I wait in great anticipation for Episode 3. I'm a fan, and I don't care what other people say about Episodes 1 & 2. I don't even mind the "prequel" factor, as the situation at the time, dictated to Lucas which movies he would do first.

See, I remember the studios saying to him that he had to choose from the three central climactic books, and trash the rest, or just trash the whole idea. He didn't exactly "sell out," he did what he had to do to get his movie...his vision...out there for us to see and experience. I admired his decision then, and I admire it now. Episodes 1-3 are being filmed now, because Lucas had the clout, the money, and the patience to give us his vision...his complete vision and not just the three center books of a 9-book series. I realize that now, there are dozens of books, but at the time, there were nine. And while most of us were happy with Episodes 4-6 and would not have missed 1-3 and 7-9, I personally am so very glad he has taken it upon himself to give us his full vision. I have enjoyed each and every installment with the same sense of awe and joy as I did this one.

The casting was the first triumph for this cinematic milestone. Ford is a charismatic and magnetic personality and portrayed Han with a professionalism that you'd expect from more seasoned actors. Sir Alec Guiness is an absolute joy as Obi Wan. His casting was precise and excellent in that part. Carrie Fisher portrayed Leia in a way that, up until then, had never been experienced. Most "princess" types before her were whining, whimpering, little snots who were incapable of anything beyond tripping and twisting their ankle in times of peril, while Fisher portrayed her character as a bold, brazen, yet sophisticated and educated woman who was aware of her surroundings and capable of defending herself and her realm with the utmost authority.

And Mark Hamil. He was perfectly cast as the whining little boy who wanted more, but was afraid to reach for it. He grows up quite well on film in these three installments, and endears himself to the audience so much the more for it. But a cast member who is almost always left out of these reviews is Peter Mayhew. Chewbacca. His character, as a supporting character to Han's, was exemplary. It's not easy portraying a walking carpet, yet holding the attention, admiration, and love of virtual millions. I am VERY happy about his being cast as Chewy in Episode 3. Couldn't happen to a more deserving...or capable...fellow. Bravo! And James Earl Jones's voice being used as the voice of Darth Vader, was pure genius. His commanding voice haunted the dreams of countless thousands of star-struck children for generations to come. I also have to say that this movie would not have had the charm it does had it not been for Anthony Daniels' C3P0. He is a gift and a joy.

The musical score by John Williams featured in this masterpiece was one of the contributing factors. But honestly, this movie's success was such a total surprise to everyone, including Lucas, that nothing could prepare the world for the aftermath of having witnessed this bona fide legend, first hand.

The story itself; replete with sub-plot after sub-plot, rich in dialog and detail, was beyond anyone's greatest expectations. Everyone, including Lucas, expected this movie to fail. It is a timeless classic, which I will not repeat here. There are too many movie reviews giving full details of the plot, and I won't be redundant beyond what I have already said.

However, that being said, there are a few points I would like to make concerning the symbolism of this endeavor. The Force is a metaphor for the psychic abilities with which we are all born. It was also a metaphor for hope and faith, dedication and commitment to the greater state of being. The Empire is said to have been a metaphor for the Germanic Nazi "storm troopers." While the Rebellion is said to have been symbolic of (what would later become) the NATO forces who defeated them.

And then there are the effects. The effects were, in 1977, so awesome; so creative; so ahead of their time, as to ensure this movie's vast success for the next forty years. George Lucas enjoys an almost god-like status among sci-fi/fantasy fans worldwide.

This movie does not rate a rating. Usually, when I say that, it is because the movie is so bad, or disappointing that I don't have the heart to rate it.

But in this case, it far surpasses any 10/10 rating I could give it.

The Fiend :.

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