Harrison Ford: Han Solo
[Han answers the intercom after comandeering an attack station]
Han Solo : [sounding official] Uh, everything's under control. Situation normal.
Voice : What happened?
Han Solo : [getting nervous] Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?
Voice : We're sending a squad up.
Han Solo : Uh, uh... negative, negative. We had a reactor leak here now. Give us a few minutes to lock it down. Large leak, very dangerous.
Voice : Who is this? What's your operating number?
Han Solo : Uh...
[Han shoots the intercom]
Han Solo : [muttering] Boring conversation anyway. LUKE, WE'RE GONNA HAVE COMPANY!
Han Solo : Wonderful girl. Either I'm going to kill her or I'm beginning to like her.
Han Solo : Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
Han Solo : Look, Your Worshipfulness, let's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me.
Princess Leia Organa : It's a wonder you're still alive.
[Pushing past Chewbacca]
Princess Leia Organa : Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?
Han Solo : No reward is worth this.
[R2-D2 and Chewbacca are playing the holographic game aboard the Millennium Falcon]
Chewbacca : Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!
C-3PO : He made a fair move. Screaming about it can't help you.
Han Solo : Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
C-3PO : But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han Solo : That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
Chewbacca : Grrf.
C-3PO : I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.
Princess Leia Organa : It's not over yet.
Han Solo : It is for me, sister. Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I'm in it for the money.
Princess Leia Organa : You needn't worry about your reward. If money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive.
Princess Leia Organa : Your friend is quite the mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything. Or anybody.
[she stalks out]
Luke Skywalker : [calling after her] I care.
Luke Skywalker : So, what do you think of her, Han?
Han Solo : I'm tryin' not to, kid.
Luke Skywalker : Good.
Han Solo : [baiting him] Still, she's got a lot of spirit. I don't know, whaddya think? You think a princess and a guy like me...
Luke Skywalker : [quickly] No.
Han Solo : Han Solo. I'm captain of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie here tells me you're lookin' for passage to the Alderaan system?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Yes indeed, if it's a fast ship.
Han Solo : Fast ship? You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Should I have?
Han Solo : It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man. What's the cargo?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Only passengers. Myself, the boy, two droids... and no questions asked.
Han Solo : [chuckles] What is it? Some kind of local trouble?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Let's just say we'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements.
Luke Skywalker : You don't believe in the Force, do you?
Han Solo : Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen *anything* to make me believe that there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. 'Cause no mystical energy field controls *my* destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.
Han Solo : Get in there, you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!
Luke Skywalker : [about Princess Leia] They're gonna execute her! Look, a few minutes ago you said you didn't want to just wait here to be captured. Now all you want to do is stay?
Han Solo : Marching into a detention area is not what I had in mind.
Luke Skywalker : But they're gonna kill her!
Han Solo : Better her than me!
Han Solo : Great shot, kid, that was one in a million!
Darth Vader : [zeroing in on Luke's fighter] I have you now!
[one of Vader's wing-men explodes]
Darth Vader : What?
Han Solo : YAHOOO!
[the Millenium Falcon appears]
Tie Fighter pilot : Look out!
[Han fires again, the second fighter collides with Vader's, sending him careening away]
Han Solo : You're all clear, kid, now let's *blow* this thing and go home!
[Luke fires, the torpedoes dive down the exhaust port; the Millenium Falcon leads the remaining rebel ships away as the Death Star explodes]
[as the garbage compactor closes in]
Han Solo : One thing's for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner.
Greedo : [In Huttese; subtitled] Going somewhere, Solo?
Han Solo : Yes, Greedo. I was just going to see your boss. Tell Jabba I've got his money.
Greedo : It's too late. You should have paid him when you had the chance. Jabba's put a price on your head so large, every bounty hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you. I'm lucky I found you first.
Han Solo : Yeah, but this time I've got the money.
Greedo : If you give it to me, I might forget I found you.
Han Solo : [stealthily going for his blaster] I don't have it with me. Tell Jabba...
Greedo : Jabba's through with you! He has no use for smugglers who drop their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser.
Han Solo : Even I get boarded sometimes. Do you think I had a choice?
Greedo : You can tell that to Jabba. At best, he may only take your ship.
Han Solo : Over my dead body!
Greedo : That's the idea... I've been looking forward to this for a long time.
Han Solo : Yeah, I'll bet you have.
[Han blasts Greedo, then heads out, tossing the bartender a coin]
Han Solo : Sorry about the mess.
Luke Skywalker : So. You got your reward and you're just leaving, then?
Han Solo : That's right, yeah. Got some old debts I gotta pay off with this stuff. Even if I didn't, you don't think I'd be fool enough to stick around here, do you? Why don't you come with us? You're pretty good in a fight. We could use you.
Luke Skywalker : Come on. Why don't you take a look around. You know what's about to happen, what they're up against. They could use a good pilot like you, you're turning your back on them.
Han Solo : What good is a reward if you ain't around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station is not my idea of courage. It's more like, suicide.
Luke Skywalker : [angry] Okay. Take care of yourself Han. I guess that's what you're best at isn't it?
Han Solo : [as Luke walks away] Hey, Luke. May the Force be with you.
Han Solo : What're you looking at? I know what I'm doing.
[Han, Luke, Leia and Chewie land in the trash compactor]
Han Solo : Garbage chute. Really wonderful idea. What an incredible smell you've discovered! Let's get out of here! Get away from there...
Luke Skywalker : No, wait...!
[Han draws his laser pistol and fires at the hatch. The laser bolt ricochets wildly around the small room. Everyone dives for cover in the garbage as the bolt finally explodes]
Luke Skywalker : Will you forget it? I already tried it. It's magnetically sealed!
Princess Leia Organa : Put that thing away, you're gonna get us all killed!
Han Solo : Absolutely, Your Worship. Look, I had everything under control until you led us down here! Now it's not going to take them long to figure out what happened to us.
Princess Leia Organa : It could be worse.
[Garbage creature growls]
Han Solo : It's worse.
[Luke is practicing lightsaber drills against a remote]
Han Solo : Good against remotes is one thing. Good against the living, that's something else.
Princess Leia Organa : They let us go. It was the only reason for the ease of our escape.
Han Solo : Easy? You call that easy?
Princess Leia Organa : They're tracking us.
Han Solo : Not this ship, sister.
Princess Leia Organa : [sighs] At least the information in R2 is still intact.
Han Solo : What's so important? What's he carrying?
Princess Leia Organa : The technical readouts of that battle station. I only hope that when the data's analyzed a weakness can be found. It's not over yet.
Han Solo : Sure hope the old man got that tractor beam out of commission, or this is gonna be a real short trip. Okay, hit it!
Greedo : [pointing a blaster at Han]
Greedo : Going somewhere, Solo?
Han Solo : Yes, Greedo. As a matter of fact, I was just going to see your boss.
[taking a seat]
Han Solo : Tell Jabba that I've got his money.
Greedo : Its too late. You should have paid him when you had the chance. Jabba put a price on your head so large, every bounty hunter will be looking for you. I'm lucky I found you first.
Han Solo : Yeah, but this time, I've got the money.
Greedo : If you give it to me, I might forget I found you.
Han Solo : I don't have it WITH me.
[he slowly draws out his blaster while they talk]
Han Solo : Tell Jabba...
Greedo : Jabba's through with you. He has no time for smugglers who drop their shipments at the first sign of an imperial cruiser.
Han Solo : Even I get boarded sometimes. Do you think I have a choice.
Greedo : You can tell that to Jabba. He may only take your ship.
Han Solo : Over my dead body.
Greedo : That's the idea. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.
Han Solo : Yes, I bet you have.
[Han shoots Greedo. Everyone in the Cantina stares at Han and the now dead Greedo who's lying on the table. He gets up]
Han Solo : Sorry about the mess.
[he says to the Bartender as he leaves]
Imperial Officer : [seeing Luke and Han disguised as Stormtroopers taking Chewbacca to the prison level] Where are you taking this... thing?
Luke Skywalker : Prisoner transfer. Cell block 1138?
Imperial Officer : I wasn't notified. I'll have to clear it.
[signals another imperial officer to check Chewbacca; Chewbacca breaks out of his binders]
Han Solo : Look out he's loose!
Luke Skywalker : He'll tear us all apart!
Han Solo : I'll get him!
[they shoot out the security cameras and kill the officers]
Luke Skywalker : Come on. Why don't you take a look around? You know what's about to happen, what they're up against. They could use a good pilot like you. You're turning your back on them.
Han Solo : What good's a reward if you ain't around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain't my idea of courage. It's more like... suicide.
Luke Skywalker : All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that's what you're best at, isn't it?
[starts to storm off]
Han Solo : Hey, Luke... may the Force be with you.
[Luke exits. Chewie growls]
Han Solo : What're you lookin' at? I know what I'm doin'.
Han Solo : Jabba, you're a wonderful human being.
[the Millennium Falcon emerges from hyperspace]
Han Solo : What the-? We've come out of hyperspace, right into a meteor shower... or an asteroid field or something. It's not on any of the charts!
Luke Skywalker : What's going on?
Han Solo : Our position's correct, except... no Alderaan.
Luke Skywalker : What do you mean? Where is it?
Han Solo : That's what I'm trying to tell you, kid; it ain't there... It's been totally blown away.
Luke Skywalker : *What*? How?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Destroyed, by the Empire.
Han Solo : The entire Starfleet couldn't destroy a whole planet. It'd take a thousand ships, with more firepower than...
Han Solo : Stay sharp. There's two more coming in. They're gonna try and cut us off.
[CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR-LINE; turns to Luke and Obi-Wan]
Han Solo : What did you guys do to attract this kind of attention, anyhow?
Luke : Couldn't we outrun them first and explain ourselves later? You said something about the Kessel Run.
Han Solo : Watch the wisecracks, kid, or you're gonna find yourself floating home! I'm nobody's straight-man, not on my own ship!... We'll be safe enough once we make the jump to hyperspace. Besides, I know a few maneuvers which ought to shake the more persistent ones.
Han Solo : I just wish I'd known how *popular* the two of you were.
Luke : [CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR-LINE] Don't tell me you would've turned us away.
Han Solo : [CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR-LINE] No; far more likely, all I would've done was boost your fare... considerably.
[the ship shudders as an explosion flashes outside the window]
Han Solo : Here's where the fun begins!
Obi-Wan : How long before you can make the jump to hyperspace?
Han Solo : It'll take a few moments to get the coordinates from the nav-com.
Han Solo : I could override it, but the drive might shred itself.
[the ship rocks violently as it is straddled with particle-beams]
Luke : Do we *have* a few moments? At the rate they're gaining...!
Han Solo : Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, farm-boy!
Han Solo : Ever try calculating a jump to light-speed?
[Luke shakes his head]
Han Solo : Didn't think so; well, it's no parlor trick. Without precise calculations we could fly right through a supernova, or bounce into a singularity. I've seen it happen, too; I only wish I hadn't.
Luke : [notices a flashing light] ... What does that mean? What's happening?
Han Solo : [noticing it also] Uh-oh, we're losing a deflector shield. Go strap yourselves in, we're ready to make the jump. If we take a burst at the wrong moment...
[Han Solo arrives at Docking Bay 94 and sees a familiar face]
Jabba the Hutt : [in Huttese] Solo! Come out of there, Solo! Solo!
Han Solo : Right here, Jabba.
[Jabba and his henchmen turn around to see Han and Chewbacca]
Han Solo : I've been waiting for you.
Jabba the Hutt : Have you now.
Han Solo : You didn't think I was gonna run, did you?
Jabba the Hutt : Han, my boy, you disappoint me. Why haven't you paid me? And why did you fry poor Greedo?
Han Solo : Look, Jabba, next time you wanna talk to me, come see me yourself. Don't send one of these twerps.
Jabba the Hutt : Han, I can't make exceptions. What if everyone who smuggled for me dropped their cargo at the first sign of an Imperial starship? It's not good for business.
Han Solo : Look, Jabba, even I get boarded sometimes.
[accidentally steps on Jabba's tail, causing Jabba to yelp in pain]
Han Solo : Did you think I had a choice? But I got a nice easy charter now; I'll pay you back, plus a little extra. I just need a little more time.
Jabba the Hutt : Han, my boy, you're the best smuggler I ever hired. So, for an extra twenty percent...
Han Solo : Fifteen, Jabba, and don't push it.
Jabba the Hutt : Okay, fifteen percent. But if you fail me again, I'll put a price on your head so big, you won't be able to go near a civilized system.
Han Solo : Jabba, you're a wonderful human being.
Jabba the Hutt : [orders minions] Come on.
[Jabba's gang leaves with bounty hunter Boba Fett following behind]