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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.

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Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilford Brimley ... Noa Briqualon
Warwick Davis ... Wicket W. Warrick
Aubree Miller ... Cindel Towani
Siân Phillips ... Charal
Carel Struycken ... Terak
Niki Botelho Niki Botelho ... Teek
Paul Gleason ... Jeremitt Towani
Eric Walker ... Mace Towani
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ewoks and the Marauders of Endor See more »

Filming Locations:

Marin County, California, USA

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Lucasfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though made for TV, actually got a short theatrical run in Germany. See more »

Goofs

It is wrongly assumed when Noah and Cindel arrive at the castle, Noah dips his staff into the moat to show that it is made of some type of acid and the walking staff head is melted away. However, when they are running from the castle, Noah's staff is once again complete and the head is perfectly in place. Firstly, it's not his staff Noa shoves in the water; it's a branch with leaves clearly visible on it. Secondly, it's not acid that melts it; there is a creature in the moat that attacks it. The same creature tries to get Wicket minutes later when he is dangling with his feet in the moat. See more »

Quotes

Noa: Don't let me catch you giving none of them muffins to them little beggars outside, ya hear me?
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Alternate Versions

Some TV airings have the following scene cut when Cindel has a nightmare about bad guys coming into Noa's house after her: Cindel rushes to Noa's bed to wake him up, but instead finds Terak in the bed, then she wakes up. In the cut version it just shows her waking up after the men break in. See more »

Connections

Follows The Ewok Adventure (1984) 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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