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The Star Wars Holiday Special ()


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Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of... See more »

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Cast

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Luke Skywalker
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Han Solo
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Princess Leia Organa
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C-3PO
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Chewbacca
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R2-D2 (as R2-D2)
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Darth Vader (voice)
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Ackmena (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Saun Dann
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Mermeia Holographic Wow
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Holographic Band Singer (as The Jefferson Starship)
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Holographic Band Member (as The Jefferson Starship)
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Holographic Band Singer (as The Jefferson Starship)
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Holographic Band Member (as The Jefferson Starship)
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Krelman / Chef Gormaanda / Amorphian Instructor
Mickey Morton ...
Malla
Paul Gale ...
Itchy
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Lumpy
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Imperial Guard Officer
Stephanie Stromer ...
The Great Zorbak (Holographic Gymnast)
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Imperial Guard Officer
Wazzan Troupe ...
Holographic Tumblers (as The Wazzan Troupe)
Yûichi Sugiyama ...
Ringleader
Mum Brothers ...
The Reeko Brothers (as The Mum Brothers)
Claude Woolman ...
Imperial Officer (wallscreen)
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Imperial Guard #1
John McLaughlin ...
Imperial Stormtrooper #1
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The Jefferson Starship
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Boba Fett (uncredited) (voice)
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Boba Fett (uncredited) (voice)
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Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Linda Hoxit ...
Teenage 'Wookie' (uncredited)
Art James ...
Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Larry Mollin ...
Pilot (uncredited) (voice)
Marcus Powell ...
Rycar Ryjerd (uncredited)
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Darth Vader (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Arthur Rowton ...
Zutton Zutmore (uncredited)
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Chief Bast (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Rick J. Wagner ...
Walrus Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve Binder
David Acomba ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Rod Warren ... (written by) &
Bruce Vilanch ... (written by) &
Pat Proft ... (written by) &
Leonard Ripps ... (written by) &
Mitzie Welch ... (written by)

Produced by

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Monroe E. Carol ... associate producer
Dwight Hemion ... executive producer
Joe Layton ... producer
Rita Scott ... associate producer
Gary Smith ... executive producer
Jeff Starsh ... producer
Ken Welch ... producer
Mitzie Welch ... producer

Music by

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Ian Fraser

Cinematography by

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John B. Field

Film Editing by

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Jerry Bixman
Vince Humphrey

Editorial Department

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Tue Nguyen ... on-line editor

Art Direction by

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Brian Bartholomew

Set Decoration by

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Garrett Lewis

Costume Design by

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Bob Mackie

Makeup Department

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Silvia Abascal ... hair stylist
Keith Crary ... makeup artist
Donna Barrett Gilbert ... hair stylist (as Donna Gilbert)
Verne Langdon ... makeup artist
Michael Lorenz ... makeup artist (as Mike Lorenz)
Jim Nielsen ... makeup artist
Evelyn Trimmer ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carol Scott ... associate director (as Carol Englehart Scott)

Art Department

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C.B. Chisam ... props
Ralph McQuarrie ... illustrator
Leslie Parsons ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Ben Burtt ... sound effects
Peter Cole ... sound
Ed Greene ... sound
Dean Okrand ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

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Jenn de Joux ... video animation
Elizabeth Savel ... video animation
Tom Tcimpidis ... ultimatte engineer / ultimatte operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Diane Biederbeck ... camera operator
Jeff Chang ... lighting technician
Larry Heider ... camera operator
Bob Keys ... camera operator
Peter Lomprakis ... key grip
Fred McKinnon ... lighting
Wayne Orr ... camera operator
John Rook ... lighting designer
Ron Sheldon ... camera operator
Howard Smith ... gaffer
Tom Tcimpidis ... video control

Animation Department

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Tyler Baylis ... checker (uncredited)
Charles Bonifacio ... animator (uncredited)
Karyn Booth-Chadwick ... painter (uncredited)
Robin Budd ... animator (uncredited)
John Celestri ... animator (uncredited)
Vallie Clapperton ... painter (uncredited) / xerox (uncredited)
Valerie Fraser ... painter (uncredited)
John Halfpenny ... animator (uncredited)
Ron Harvey ... xerox (uncredited)
Gord Hill ... painter (uncredited)
Larry Jacobs ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Brenda Kelly ... checker (uncredited)
Dianne Lawrence ... painter (uncredited)
Jane Little ... checker (uncredited)
Wayne McKenzie ... painter (uncredited)
Frank Nissen ... layout artist (uncredited)
Ralf Palmer ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Barry Parker ... checker (uncredited)
Clive Smith ... animation director (uncredited)
Bill Speers ... animator (uncredited)
Ken Stephenson ... animator (uncredited)
Carol Sterne ... painter (uncredited)
Barry Ward ... painter (uncredited)
Steve Woodley ... painter (uncredited)
Peter Yamasaki ... xerox (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ellis Burman Jr. ... costumes: "Wookie family"
Thomas R. Burman ... costumes: "Wookie family"
Lola Bullion Chambers ... costumer
Stuart Freeborn ... costume: "Chewbacca"
Robert Turturice ... assistant costume designer
Stan Winston ... costumes: "Wookie family"

Music Department

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Billy Byers ... orchestrator
Ian Fraser ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Frank Khoury ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Peter Barth ... stage manager
Ray Brannigan ... supervisor
Gene Crowe ... technical director
Mike Erwin ... stage manager
Miki Herman ... consultant: "Star Wars"
Peter Kimmel ... production assistant
Sheila Lauder ... script supervisor
Marty May ... production assistant
Charkie Phillips ... assistant choreographer
Elle Puritz ... assistant to producer
David Winters ... choreographer
Stephanie Zilgitt ... production assistant (as M. Stephanie Zillgitt)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

It is Life Day, a holiday that is celebrated on Chewbacca's home planet of Kashyyyk. Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get to the planet where Chewie's family is waiting for him, but the Empire is out searching for the rebels, giving everyone a hard time. While we are waiting, we get a look at the everyday life of a Wookiee family. We meet all the familiar characters from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and we are introduced to Boba Fett during a short cartoon. We also pay a visit to the Cantina and meet all the monsters again. Written by Kynde

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Taglines (bootleg edition) The scariest movie ever made...isn't a horror film. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • The 'Star Wars' Christmas Special (United States)
  • Star Wars Holiday Special (United States)
  • Au temps de la guerre des étoiles (France)
  • Звездные войны: Праздничный спецвыпуск (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Stjärnornas krig - och fred (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Carrie Fisher, George Lucas gave her a copy of the special as a gift for recording the DVD commentary for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). She claimed that she played it at parties when she wanted her guests to leave. See more »
Goofs In the original film, the Millennium Falcon's flight deck had room for five people to be in the same shot together, a back panel of flashing lights, and a distinctive round blue VDU display high above Chewbacca's left shoulder. The flight deck is much smaller in this show, and the backdrop is obviously just a painted wall. The television special was filmed, on video tape, on a soundstage in Burbank, Hollywood, while the original Millennium Falcon set footage was filmed on 35mm film at Elstree film studios in England. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #13.93 (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Star Wars Themes See more »
Crazy Credits R2-D2 as R2-D2 See more »
Quotes Chef Gormaanda: Stir, whip, stir, whip, whip, whip, stir, beat.
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