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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Robert Clotworthy ... Narrator (voice)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Journalist

George Lucas ... Himself - Filmmaker

Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Filmmaker

Irvin Kershner ... Himself - Director

Howard G. Kazanjian ... Himself - Producer (as Howard Kazanjian)
Gary Kurtz ... Himself - Producer
Leo Braudy ... Himself - Professor and Cultural Historian, University of Southern California

Bill Moyers ... Himself - Journalist (archive footage)

Carrie Fisher ... Herself - 'Princess Leia Organa'
Gareth Wigan ... Himself - Former Production Executive, 20th Century Fox
Alan Ladd Jr. ... Himself - Former Studio Chief, 20th Century Fox
Ralph McQuarrie ... Himself - Conceptual Artist

Richard Edlund ... Himself - Cameraman, Miniature and Optical Effects
Steve Gawley ... Himself - Model Maker

John Dykstra ... Himself - Visual Effects Supervisor
Paul Huston ... Himself - Model Maker

Joe Johnston ... Himself - Visual Effects Art Director

Lorne Peterson ... Himself - Model Maker

Dennis Muren ... Himself - Visual Effects

Mark Hamill ... Himself - 'Luke Skywalker'

Harrison Ford ... Himself - 'Han Solo'

Peter Mayhew ... Himself - 'Chewbacca'

Kenny Baker ... Himself - 'R2-D2'

Anthony Daniels ... Himself - 'C-3PO'
Norman Reynolds ... Himself - Art Director and Production Designer
Robert Watts ... Himself - Production Supervisor

Peter Diamond ... Himself - Stunt Coordinator
Richard Chew ... Himself - Film Editor

Paul Hirsch ... Himself - Film Editor
Ken Ralston ... Himself - Visual Effects

Ben Burtt ... Himself - Sound Designer

James Earl Jones ... Himself - Voice of 'Darth Vader'

Phil Tippett ... Himself - Stop-Motion Animator

John Williams ... Himself - Composer

Sidney Ganis ... Himself - Former Marketing Director, Lucasfilm (as Sid Ganis)

Lawrence Kasdan ... Himself - Writer

Billy Dee Williams ... Himself - 'Lando Calrissian'

Stuart Freeborn ... Himself - Makeup and Special Creature Design

Frank Oz ... Himself - 'Yoda'
Charles Weber ... Himself - Former President, Lucasfilm
Jim Bloom ... Himself - Production Supervisor

Warwick Davis ... Himself - 'Wicket the Ewok'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alec Guinness ... Himself / Obi-Wan Kenobi (archive footage)

William Katt ... Luke Skywalker (archive footage)

Perry King ... Han Solo (archive footage)

Terri Nunn ... Princess Leia (archive footage)

David Prowse ... Himself / Darth Vader (archive footage)

Kurt Russell ... Han Solo (archive footage)

Gilbert Taylor ... Himself (archive footage)

Cindy Williams ... Princess Leia (archive footage)

Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Betty Ford ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gerald Ford ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
London Symphony Orchestra ... Themselves (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Marquand ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Angela Staines ... Senni Tonnika (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Edith Becker 
Kevin Burns 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ed Singer 

Produced by
Cal Barton .... field producer
Edith Becker .... producer
Kevin Burns .... executive producer
Scott Hartford .... senior associate producer: Prometheus Entertainment
Rick Hull .... field producer
Brigid Kelly .... associate producer
Pat Lore .... field producer
Erika Schroeder .... coordinating producer
Kim Sheerin .... supervising producer
Steven Smith .... supervising producer
Vicki Sufian .... field producer
Jim Ward .... executive producer: Lucasfilm
 
Film Editing by
Troy Bogert 
David Comtois 
Scott B. Morgan 
Molly Shock 
 
Makeup Department
Sherri June .... makeup artist
Martina Kohl .... makeup artist
T.C. Thecla Luisi .... makeup artist (as Thecla T.C. Luisi)
Rada Maksimovich .... makeup artist
Jessica Schwab .... makeup artist
Jeannie Taylor .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sharon Berman Keimon .... post-production manager
Kristine Mejia .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Michael Alexander .... production sound
Michael Baum .... production sound
Michael Dastolfo .... re-recording engineer (as Mike Dastolfo)
Doug Farris .... production sound
Brian Gerstner .... re-recording engineer
Dave Hakala .... production sound
Alan Halcon .... production sound
Gary Heimann .... production sound
Mark Hoover .... production sound
Joe Kalish .... assistant sound re-recording engineer
Adrian Marcianti .... production sound
Noah Mathers .... production sound
John Sweety .... production sound
Ian Vollmer .... production sound
Chris White .... production sound
Wayne O'Brien .... conform editor (international versions ) (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Bennett .... camera operator
Lars Bunch .... motion control camera: Arroyo Media
Cory Geryak .... camera operator
Conrad Hunziker III .... camera operator (as Conrad Hunziker)
Martin Kauper .... motion control camera: Arroyo Media
John Lawrence .... camera operator
Lou Leta .... camera operator
Rob McWilliams .... camera operator
Bret Stern .... camera operator
Peter Trilling .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Wade Lageose .... animator
Doug Whitney .... animator
 
Editorial Department
David Bell .... post-production coordinator
Chris Camerote .... assistant editor
Brian Feeney .... assistant editor
Sam Fricke .... additional editor
Andrew Giacometti .... director of post-production
Mark W. Jacobs .... on-line editor
Raymond Parra .... assistant editor (as Ray Parra)
Plowden Schumacher .... additional editor
Rebecca Short .... additional editor
Patrick J. Smith .... assistant editor (as Patrick Smith)
Jason Tam .... assistant editor
Jose Valencia .... post-production coordinator
Brian Razzano .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Williams .... conductor
 
Other crew
Fred Altieri .... media technician
Matt Azeveda .... image archives: Lucasfilm
David Berry .... additional footage (as Dave Berry)
Amy Canales .... production assistant: Prometheus Entertainment
Scott Carter .... image archives: Lucasfilm
Carmen Castaneda .... production assistant
Cesar Cruz .... production assistant
Erin DeVitre .... business and legal affairs: Fox Television Studios
Nicole Dintaman .... researcher
Christian Evans .... production assistant
Wendy Exley .... production administrator
Jon Field .... researcher
Josh Finley .... media assistant
Laela French .... archives: Lucasfilm
Jon Joseph Glover .... researcher
Bill Hader .... production assistant
Lynne Hale .... publicist: Lucasfilm
Duane Hanakeawe .... production assistant
Sterling Hedgpeth .... archives: Lucasfilm
Christopher Holm .... clearance: Lucasfilm
Dinah Houghtaling .... archives: Lucasfilm
Laura Icken .... business and legal affairs: Fox Television Studios
Malcolm Jeffries .... production assistant
Calvin Jones .... media manager (as Calvin Lee Jones III)
Michelle Jouan .... image archives: Lucasfilm
Jerianne Keaney .... director of clearances
Kevin Kurtz .... creative director: Lucasfilm
Wade Lageose .... title designer
Shelley Lyons .... general manager: Fox Television Studios
Jennifer McKenna .... archives: Lucasfilm
Tina Mills .... image archives: Lucasfilm
Matthew Nathe .... image archives: Lucasfilm
Brian Nowakowski .... business and legal affairs: Fox Television Studios
John Nugent .... production assistant
Michelle Parker .... unit publicist
Steven J. Peña .... business and legal affairs: Fox Television Studios
Tom Quinn .... distribution/finance: Lucasfilm
John Rantz .... production assistant
Vicki Rocco .... production accountant: Fox Television Studios (as Vicki B. Rocco)
Karen Rose .... publicist: Lucasfilm
Steve Sansweet .... fan relations: Lucasfilm (as Stephen J. Sansweet)
Patrick Sheehan .... production assistant
Derek Shimoda .... production assistant
John Singh .... publicist: Lucasfilm
Jeff Ulin .... distribution/finance: Lucasfilm
Victoria Van Ysseldyk .... publicist: Lucasfilm
Alex Walton .... researcher
Tom Warner .... creative director: Lucasfilm
Doug Whitney .... title designer
Sean Williams .... chyron operator
 
Thanks
Adam Avitabile .... acknowledgment
Carl Baggese .... acknowledgment
Kenny Baker .... special thanks
Schawn Belston .... acknowledgment (as Shawn Belston)
Jim Bloom .... special thanks
Peter C. Borsari .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of (as Peter Borsari)
Leo Braudy .... special thanks
Craig Burns .... acknowledgment
Ben Burtt .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of
Ben Burtt .... special thanks
Constante 'C.C.' Cabunoc .... acknowledgment (as Constante Cabunoc)
David Carr .... acknowledgment
Richard Chew .... special thanks
Walter Cronkite .... special thanks
Anthony Daniels .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of
Anthony Daniels .... special thanks
Richard Danilowicz .... acknowledgment
Warwick Davis .... special thanks
Sven Davison .... acknowledgment
Peter Diamond .... special thanks
John Dykstra .... special thanks
Richard Edlund .... special thanks
Paul Ens .... acknowledgment: Lucas Online
Carrie Fisher .... special thanks
Harrison Ford .... special thanks
Stuart Freeborn .... special thanks
Sidney Ganis .... special thanks (as Sid Ganis)
Steve Gawley .... special thanks
Alan Goldberg .... acknowledgment: ABC News Productions
Mark Hamill .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of
Mark Hamill .... special thanks
Bob Herron .... special thanks
Pablo Hidalgo .... acknowledgment: Lucas Online
Paul Hirsch .... special thanks
Ron Howard .... special thanks
Paul Huston .... special thanks
Joe Johnston .... special thanks
James Earl Jones .... special thanks
Lawrence Kasdan .... special thanks
William Katt .... special thanks
Howard G. Kazanjian .... special thanks (as Howard Kazanjian)
Irvin Kershner .... special thanks
Perry King .... special thanks
Ken Kramer .... acknowledgment: The Clip Joint for Films
Gary Kurtz .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of
Gary Kurtz .... special thanks
Alan Ladd Jr. .... special thanks
Paul Le Mat .... special thanks
Sandra Joy Lee .... acknowledgment: ILM (as Sandra Lee Joy)
George Lucas .... special thanks
Angie Mayhew .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of
Peter Mayhew .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of
Peter Mayhew .... special thanks
Ralph McQuarrie .... special thanks
Bill Moyers .... special thanks
Dennis Muren .... special thanks
Terri Nunn .... special thanks
Frank Oz .... special thanks
Wes Page .... acknowledgment
Ellen Pasternack .... acknowledgment: ILM (as Ellen Pasternak)
Lorne Peterson .... special thanks
Mackenzie Phillips .... special thanks
Ken Ralston .... special thanks
Norman Reynolds .... special thanks
Kurt Russell .... special thanks
Kevin Shandy .... acknowledgment
Charles Martin Smith .... special thanks
Steven Spielberg .... special thanks
Suzy Starke .... acknowledgment: ILM
Martin Thresher .... acknowledgment
Rose Thresher .... acknowledgment
Malachi Throne .... special thanks
Phil Tippett .... special thanks
Julian Wasser .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of, Getty Images
Robert Watts .... special thanks
Charles Weber .... special thanks
Cam Whitman .... special thanks
Gareth Wigan .... special thanks
Billy Dee Williams .... special thanks
Cindy Williams .... special thanks
John Williams .... special thanks
Marilou York .... acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of (as Marilou Hamill)
Stacey Zipfel .... acknowledgment (as Stacey M. Zipfel)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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151 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
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Trivia:
This feature-length documentary is featured on the 4-Disc Star Wars Trilogy DVD set, released in September of 2004.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During a segment on merchandising for the original Star Wars, pictures of Princess Leia dolls wearing 'space fashions' are shown. However, this clothing line never made it into production.See more »
Quotes:
James Earl Jones:George had hired David Prowse, but he said he wanted a so-called "darker" voice. Not in terms of ethnic but in terms of timbre. And the rumor is that he thought of Orson Welles. But he probably thought that Orson might be too recognizable, so what he ends up doing is picking a voice that was born in Mississippi, raised in Michigan, and was a stutterer. And that happened to be my voice.See more »
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Features Jurassic Park (1993)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, entertaining, informational... and thorough without being boring, 9 December 2007
Author: Grann-BachB from Denmark

This special starts before the original Star Wars, and after introducing Lucas and setting the scene for the time period, it takes us through the entire trilogy, with clips, interviews and behind the scenes footage en masse(I won't throw on the ever-ambiguous "and more" that is a common favorite to throw on DVD covers and the likes... believe me, if they've got something good to sell you, they know it, and they won't hesitate to tell you, "more" is like "interactive menus"... it makes nothing out of the ordinary sound like a real treat). Each main member of the cast, including Kenny Baker(R2D2), and Anthony Daniels(C3PO) - who sounds a lot like his character even when he's just speaking normally - and Peter Mayhew(Chewbacca). It has a good pace throughout, the version I watched was 90 minutes, and it never grew stale. It is edited expertly throughout. There is a solid flow to the documentary. It holds a lot of information, and the right amount of time is spent on it. The fun factor of this is achieved nicely, and without overshadowing what it is presenting. About the only person not brought in for an interview is David Prowse, who I suppose may still hold a grudge over not being told that they weren't going to use his voice(and if he knew that they were going to add in footage of Vader where his voice was still the one heard, in this special(which... let's just say, doesn't exactly sound as powerful and terrifying as that of James Earl Jones, who is also interviewed in this)... well, he might have stayed away for that reason, I know I would). There is perhaps a bit of patting on the back going on, as the special mentions just *how many* nominations and wins the films got, and how important it was, and so on and so forth, but this doesn't keep it from being worth watching. I recommend this to any fan of the original trilogy. Heck, the anecdotes alone almost make the hour and a half worth it. 8/10

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