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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

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Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

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George Lucas

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George Lucas (screenplay by), Jonathan Hales (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman ... Padmé
Hayden Christensen ... Anakin Skywalker
Christopher Lee ... Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mace Windu
Frank Oz ... Yoda (voice)
Ian McDiarmid ... Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Pernilla August ... Shmi Skywalker
Temuera Morrison ... Jango Fett
Jimmy Smits ... Senator Bail Organa
Jack Thompson ... Cliegg Lars
Leeanna Walsman ... Zam Wesell
Ahmed Best ... Jar Jar Binks / Achk Med-Beq (voice)
Rose Byrne ... Dormé
Oliver Ford Davies ... Sio Bibble

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Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is facing a Separatist movement and the former queen and now Senator Padmé Amidala travels to Coruscant to vote on a project to create an army to help the Jedi to protect the Republic. Upon arrival, she escapes from an attempt to kill her, and Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker are assigned to protect her. They chase the shape-shifter Zam Wessell but she is killed by a poisoned dart before revealing who hired her. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan Kenobi to discover who has tried to kill Amidala and Anakin to protect her in Naboo. Obi-Wan discovers that the dart is from the planet Kamino, and he heads to the remote planet. He finds an army of clones that has been under production for years for the Republic and that the bounty hunter Jango Fett was the matrix for the clones. Meanwhile Anakin and Amidala fall in love with each other, and he has nightmarish visions of his mother. They travel to his home planet, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for sustained sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film echoes many plot elements of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), although often reversed on themselves. This film begins in a mile-high city but ends in a desert wasteland. Empire began in a snowy wasteland, but ends at a city in the clouds. For the majority of both films, the three heroes are separated from each other: Obi-Wan (who trains Anakin) goes off on a mission by himself, just as Luke (who later trains Kylo Ren) goes off on his own to find Yoda. Han and Leia (Kylo Ren's parents) are captured, and Luke must rescue them. In this film, it is Anakin and Padmé (Luke's parents) who come to Obi-wan's rescue. In both movies, a Sith tries to lure a Jedi to the Dark Side, who responds by saying "I'll never join you" (Obi-Wan and Luke). Both films have C-3PO being disassembled, and repaired again by R2-D2. Anakin and Luke lose part of their right arms in duels with the villains at the movies' climaxes, and they are saved due to the intervention of a friend (Yoda and Leia). In the end, the Galactic Republic tries to capture the villain (Count Dooku), but he manages to escape. This resembles the Empire trying to capture the hero (Luke), only for him to escape at the last moment. See more »

Goofs

Jango Fett's guns make a different sound during the arena fight than during the rest of the movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Naboo lieutenant: Senator, we're making our final approach into Coruscant.
CordÈ: Very good, Lieutenant.
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Alternate Versions

The original UK releases were cut by the distributor to secure a PG rating (an uncut 12 rating was available). About 1 second of footage was excised, removing a head butt in the fight scene between Obi-Wan and Jango Fett. The cut was waived in 2011. (The film was also rated PG in Ireland and played uncut in Irish cinemas). See more »

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The most underrated star wars movie ever
29 January 2020 | by djjimmisgrSee all my reviews

The truth is the first time I had watched the movie I wasn't impressed. After rewatches over the years I realised this movie gets so much hate that it didn't deserve. Especially if you compare it to the new movies (episodes 7, 8,9) it is far better in script, character development and battles. Anakin is awesome in this movie and makes you feel totally familiar with yourself the way he acts following your heart instead of cold rules.


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,027,814, 19 May 2002

Gross USA:

$310,676,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$653,779,970
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