Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia Organa : General Kenobi. Years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack, and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : [to Luke] You must learn the ways of the Force, if you're to come with me to Alderaan.
Luke Skywalker : Alderaan? I'm not going to Alderaan, I've gotta get *home*, it's late, I'm in for it as it is!
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I'm getting too old for this sort of thing.
Luke Skywalker : Look, I can't get involved. I've got work to do. It's not that I like the Empire; I hate it, but there's nothing I can do about it right now... It's all such a long way from here.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : That's your uncle talking.
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.
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.
[approaching the Death Star]
Luke Skywalker : I have a very bad feeling about this.
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!
Luke Skywalker : [griping about Tatooine] If there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from.
[Ponda Baba gives Luke a rough shove and starts yelling at Luke in an alien language which Luke doesn't understand]
Dr. Evazan : [explaining] He doesn't like you.
Luke Skywalker : Sorry.
Dr. Evazan : [grabbing Luke] *I* don't like you either. You just watch yourself. We're wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems.
Luke Skywalker : I'll be careful.
Dr. Evazan : You'll be dead!
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : [intervening] This little one's not worth the effort. Come, let me get you something.
[Dr. Evazan shoves Luke across the room and pulls out a blaster]
Bartender : No blasters! No blasters!
[Obi-Wan ignites his lightsaber, killing Dr. Evazan and severing Ponda Baba's arm]
Luke Skywalker : How did my father die?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights. He betrayed and murdered your father. Now the Jedi are all but extinct. Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force.
Luke Skywalker : No, my father didn't fight in the Clone Wars. He was a navigator on a spice freighter.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : That's what your uncle told you. He didn't hold with your father's ideals; he felt he should've stayed here and not gotten involved.
Luke Skywalker : You fought in the Clone Wars?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Yes. I was once a Jedi knight, the same as your father.
Luke Skywalker : I wish I'd known him.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : He was the best star pilot in the galaxy, and a cunning warrior. I understand that you've become quite a good pilot yourself.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : And he was a good friend.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.
Luke Skywalker : What is it?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Your father's light saber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times... before the Empire.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : There was nothing you could have done, Luke, had you been there. You'd have been killed too, and the droids would now be in the hands of the Empire.
Luke Skywalker : I want to come with you to Alderaan. There's nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father.
Aunt Beru : Where are you going?
Luke : Looks like I'm going nowhere... I'm gonna finish cleaning those 'droids.
Aunt Beru : [after Luke leaves] Owen, he can't stay here forever, most of his friends have gone. It means so much to him.
Uncle Owen : Well, I'll make it up to him next year, I promise.
Aunt Beru : Luke's just not a farmer, Owen. He has too much of his father in him.
Uncle Owen : That's what I'm afraid of.
Luke Skywalker : You know, I think that R2 unit we bought may have been stolen.
Uncle Owen : What makes you think that?
Luke Skywalker : Well, I stumbled across a recording while I was cleaning him. He says that he belongs to someone named Obi-Wan Kenobi. I thought he might have meant old Ben. Do you know what he's talking about?
Uncle Owen : Uh-uh.
Luke Skywalker : I wonder if he's related to Ben.
Uncle Owen : That wizard is just a crazy old man. Now, tomorrow I want you to take that R2 unit to Anchorhead and have its memory erased. That'll be the end of it. It belongs to us now.
Luke Skywalker : But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him?
Uncle Owen : He won't. I don't think he exists anymore. He died about the same time as your father.
Luke Skywalker : He knew my father?
Uncle Owen : I told you to forget it.
General Dodonna : The battle station is heavily shielded and carries a firepower greater than half the star fleet. Its defenses are designed around a direct, large-scale assault. A small one-man fighter should be able to penetrate the outer defense.
Gold Leader : Pardon me for asking, sir, but what good are snub fighters going to be against that?
General Dodonna : Well, the Empire doesn't consider a small one-man fighter to be any threat, or they'd have a tighter defense. An analysis of the plans provided by Princess Leia has demonstrated a weakness in the battle station. But the approach will not be easy. You are required to maneuver straight down this trench and skim the surface to this point. The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system. A precise hit will start a chain reaction which should destroy the station. Only a precise hit will set off a chain reaction. The shaft is ray-shielded, so you'll have to use proton torpedoes.
Wedge Antilles (Red 2) : That's impossible! Even for a computer.
Luke : It's not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they're not much bigger than two meters.
General Dodonna : Then man your ships. And may the Force be with you.
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.
C-3PO : Where could they be?
[R2 beeps at him]
C-3PO : Use the comlink? Oh my! I forgot, I turned it off.
[over the comlink]
C-3PO : Are you there sir?
Luke Skywalker : 3PO?
C-3PO : We've had some problems...
Luke Skywalker : [interrupting] Will you shut up and listen to me! Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level, will ya? Do you copy? Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level! Shut down all the garbage mashers on the detention level!
C-3PO : [to R2-D2] No! Shut them *all* down, hurry!
[R2 shuts down the compactors]
Luke Skywalker : What? HAHA! Hey, you did it 3PO!
[Luke, Leia and Han start laughing hysterically; it sounds like screaming]
C-3PO : Listen to them, they're dying R2! Curse my metal body, I wasn't fast enough, it's all my fault! My poor Master.
Luke Skywalker : 3PO, we're all right! We're all right! Ha ha! Hey, open the pressure maintenance hatch on unit number... where are we? 3263827!
[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.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : [as Luke wakes up after being knocked out by Tuskan Raiders] Rest easy, son. You've had a busy day. You're fortunate to be all in one piece.
Luke Skywalker : Ben? Ben Kenobi? Boy, am I glad to see you.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : The Jundland Wastes are not to be traveled lightly. Tell me, young Luke, what brings you out this far?
Luke Skywalker : [indicating R2-D2] This little droid. I think he's searching for his former master. I've never seen such devotion in a droid before. Ah, he claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi. Is he a relative of yours? Do you know what he's talking about?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : [thoughtfully] Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan... Now, that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.
Luke Skywalker : I think my uncle knows him. He said he was dead.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Oh, he's not dead. Not yet.
Luke Skywalker : You know him?
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : But of course I know him. He's me.
[R2 beeps in surprise]
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : I haven't gone by the name of Obi-Wan since... oh, before you were born.
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'.
[Luke, Obi-Wan, and the droids find the Sandcrawler that the droids were sold from trashed and a majority of the Jawas dead]
Luke Skywalker : It *looks* like the Sandpeople did this, alright. Look, there's gaffi sticks, Bantha tracks. It's just, I never heard of them hit anything this big before.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : They didn't, but we are meant to think they did. These tracks are side-by-side. Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers.
Luke Skywalker : These are the same Jawas that sold us R2 and 3PO.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : And these blast points, too accurate for Sandpeople. Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so precise.
Luke Skywalker : But why would Imperial troops want to slaughter Jawas? If they traced the robots here, they may have learned who they sold them to and that would lead them back...
[runs towards his Landspeeder]
Luke Skywalker : ... Home!
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Wait, Luke! It's too dangerous!
[Luke boards his Landspeeder and takes off towards his homestead]
Red Leader : All wings report in.
Red 10 : Red Ten standing by.
Red 7 : [over Biggs's headset] Red Seven standing by.
Biggs : Red Three standing by.
Red Four (John D.) : [CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR-LINE, over headset] Red Four standing by.
[DELETED: Red Eight and Red Twelve report in as well]
Red Six : Red Six standing by.
Red 9 : [over headset] Red Nine standing by.
Wedge Antilles (Red 2) : Red Two standing by.
Red 11 : [over headset] Red Eleven standing by.
Luke : Red Five standing by.
Red Leader : Lock S-foils in attack position.
[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...
Luke Skywalker : [to Leia] Carrie!
Darth Vader : [as Obi-Wan finds him and ignites lightsaber] I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but the learner, but now I am the master.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : Only a master of evil, Darth.
Darth Vader : Your powers are weak, old man.
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi : You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.
Darth Vader : You should not have come back.
Luke : [Obi-Wan spots him and allows himself to be killed] NO!
[stormtroopers shoot at him]
Luke Skywalker : [to C3PO] All right, come on. And the red one. Come on. Well, come on Red, let's go.
Luke Skywalker : I'm not such a bad pilot myself.