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Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors:

Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat

Writers:

Ken Wheat (screenplay), Jim Wheat (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilford Brimley ... Noa
Warwick Davis ... Wicket
Aubree Miller ... Cindel
Siân Phillips ... Charal
Carel Struycken ... Terak
Niki Botelho Niki Botelho ... Teek
Paul Gleason ... Jeremitt
Eric Walker ... Mace
Marianne Horine Marianne Horine ... Young Witch
Daniel Frishman ... Deej
Tony Cox ... Willy
Pam Grizz Pam Grizz ... Shodu
Roger Johnson Roger Johnson ... Lieutenant
Michael Pritchard Michael Pritchard ... Card Player #1
Johnny Weissmuller Jr. ... Card Player #2
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Storyline

The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewok village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and Wicket escape and in a forest they meet Teek, a naughty and very fast animal. Teek takes them to a house in which a old man, Noa, lives. Like Cindel he also crashed with his Star Cruiser on Endor. Together they fight Terak and Charal. Written by R. Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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An All-New Adventure in a World Beyond the Stars See more »


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

An Ewoks cartoon series premiered the same year as the film. The cartoon series ran for 2 seasons. The cartoon was a continuation of the film and it's prequel "Ewoks: Caravan of Courage" and in the cartoon, all the Ewoks spoke English. See more »

Goofs

When Teek and Noah are eating the bread at the table, they switch back and forth between Noah's face and Teek's, but if you look at the tray of bread you will notice, that there is bread when the camera is facing Noah, but no bread when it is facing Teek. See more »

Quotes

Noa: You little bug-lover, I've told you and I've told you I don't want no strangers around here and look what you've done, you've brought them here and don't even know who they are. Who are you?
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Alternate Versions

In the home video release, the following scenes were deleted or altered:
  • When being chased by Terak's men, Wicket races for Noa's house but Noa tells him the only chance they've got is the star cruiser.
  • A scene taking place shortly after, where the men go inside and burn down Noa's house.
  • Cindel's lines: "Do something, Wicket! Use your sling! You hit the ring!" have been altered to "Do something, Wicket! Do something!"
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Connections

Spun-off from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

My Star
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Moss
Sung by Aubree Miller
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Almost as good as Star Wars
30 December 2006 | by TheHandeSee all my reviews

The Battle for Endor makes a number of improvements that luckily make it over-all a better film than the previous "Caravan of Courage". The film's mood is decisively darker and more serious, its cinematography is cleaner and for this it almost manages to capture the flavour of "The Return of the Jedi" and other bigger Star Wars films.

Moreover, the film does away with the dreadful narrator of the first film by allowing Wicket to speak and simultaneously giving him more character. In all, the characters of BFE are far more colourful and interesting than those of the previous film. Additionally the aliens, the Marauders, add a nice sinister element which makes the film all the more dramatic.

The only points of criticism for the film are undoubtedly its kid-friendly story and the character of Noa who delivers a number of unconvincing lines throughout the picture.

None the less, The Battle for Endor is just exciting enough so that it wont traumatize the kids and will make the film fun for the adults as well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Ewok Adventures - The Battle for Endor See more »

Filming Locations:

Marin County, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lucasfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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