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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  16 May 2002 (USA)
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Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.



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Ten years after the 'Phantom Menace' threatened the planet Naboo, Padmé Amidala is now a Senator representing her homeworld. A faction of political separatists, led by Count Dooku, attempts to assassinate her. There are not enough Jedi to defend the Republic against the threat, so Chancellor Palpatine enlists the aid of Jango Fett, who promises that his army of clones will handle the situation. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi continues to train the young Jedi Anakin Skywalker, who fears that the Jedi code will forbid his growing romance with Amidala. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for sustained sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Clones  »

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Box Office


$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,386,209 (UK) (17 May 2002)


$310,675,583 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


One of the sculptures in Padme's apartment on Coruscant resembles the work of sculptor Constantin Brancusi. The sculpture is on the table near the balcony and looks like a tall, thin flame. See more »


When Obi-Wan Kenobi grabs the provoking stick from the Geonosian and holds it to fend off the acklay, he holds it in the middle. In one shot, however, the stick is then shown being held towards the tip. See more »


[first lines]
Naboo lieutenant: Senator, we're making our final approach into Coruscant.
CordÈ: Very good, Lieutenant.
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Crazy Credits

Actors Jerome St. John Blake, Hassani Shapi, Gin Clarke, Khan Bonfils, Michaela Cottrell and Dipika O'Neill Joti are credited for playing the same Jedi Council members as in Episode I, although they did not film any new footage for Episode II. Instead the Jedi Council scene uses recycled footage from Episode I. Many of those parts were re-cast (or in some cases renamed) for Episode II, during the Battle of Geonosis, using Australian actors, but they are not credited. See more »


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Looking back this episode is much better
28 November 2005 | by (Scottsdale, AZ) – See all my reviews

This episode of the Star wars saga was criticized by some when it came out for having wooden dialogue and too much digital landscaping to be any good. I wasn't overly impressed with it myself, but having seen all 6 films now, AOTC is actually a very important and well done section of the overall series.

Lucas has said time and again that this movies are meant to be seen as one long film, not to be taken as 6 individual movies. This particular installment features so much that affects every other episode. The discovery of the clones, the immaturity and arrogance of Annakin, the beginning of the clone wars. All of these events happen in this one movie, which is actually a lot more than what happens in some of the other films. I don't consider this to be the best of all 6 by any means, but it is certainly not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be.

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