Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

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George Lucas

Writer:

George Lucas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman ... Padmé
Hayden Christensen ... Anakin Skywalker
Ian McDiarmid ... Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mace Windu
Jimmy Smits ... Senator Bail Organa
Frank Oz ... Yoda (voice)
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Christopher Lee ... Count Dooku
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Queen of Naboo
Silas Carson ... Ki-Adi-Mundi / Nute Gunray
Jay Laga'aia ... Captain Typho
Bruce Spence ... Tion Medon
Wayne Pygram ... Governor Tarkin
Temuera Morrison ... Commander Cody

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Storyline

Nearly three years have passed since the beginning of the Clone Wars. The Republic, with the help of the Jedi, take on Count Dooku and the Separatists. With a new threat rising, the Jedi Council sends Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to aid the captured Chancellor. Anakin feels he is ready to be promoted to Jedi Master. Obi-Wan is hunting down the Separatist General, Grievous. When Anakin has future visions of pain and suffering coming Padmé's way, he sees Master Yoda for counsel. When Darth Sidious executes Order 66, it destroys most of all the Jedi have built. Experience the birth of Darth Vader. Feel the betrayal that leads to hatred between two brothers. And witness the power of hope.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and some intense images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the time it was filmed, the prop representing Bail Organa's speeder was built from the windshield to the rear. It wasn't until post-production that the front of the vehicle's design was chosen. Lucas based the hood and front of the speeder on the design of the 1948 Tucker Torpedo. Unlike the Tucker, Bail's speeder only has the "cyclop's eye" headlamp, and not the outer two headlamps. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when the two super battle droids are searching Anakin's fighter, the quick shot of them looking to R2-D2 is reversed as their red sensor is located on the opposite shoulder. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[R2-D2 bleeps]
Anakin Skywalker: Lock on to him R2.
[R2-D2 responds with more bleeping]
Anakin Skywalker: Master, General Grievous's ship is directly ahead. The one crawling with Vulture droids.
Obi-Wan: Oh, I see it. Oh, this is going to be easy.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logo for 20th Century Fox is static (to match the opening of Episodes 4, 5 and 6), instead of the animated 3-D logo used in Fox films at the time. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also, in the 2018 ITV UK Broadcast, the Obi-Wan/Grievous and Anakin/Obi-Wan duels appear with a Grey tint to reduce strobe effects. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cry Wilderness (2017) See more »

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Under-rated because of first two movies. This one is truly amazing.
18 June 2019 | by ShyinxSee all my reviews

⭐⭐⭐Screenplay: 95/100

⭐ Acting Performance: 89/100

⭐ Film Editing: 87/100

⭐ Cinematography: 86/100

⭐⭐ Visual Effects: 91/100

⭐⭐⭐Sound Effects: 96/100

⭐⭐ Art Direction & Set Decoration: 92/100

⭐⭐ Original Scores: 93/100

⭐⭐ Makeup: 94/100

⭐⭐⭐Costume Design: 98/100

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I think it is under-rated because the first two movies was not really good. The first one was bad. Second one is average but not a good Star Wars movie. But this last one is really good. I think this is the best way to connecting to the Original Trilogy after two bad movies. They've done 2 bad movies but this is really good and emotional. This is all we wanted from Star Wars. And this last movie gave that to us.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Episode III See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$113,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,435,841, 22 May 2005

Gross USA:

$380,270,577

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$868,390,560
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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