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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (original title)
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Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

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Storyline

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. Written by Noah White

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Coming to your galaxy this winter. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens  »

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Budget:

$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,966,675, 20 December 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,178,225
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film's cast includes one Oscar winner: Lupita Nyong'o, and two Oscar nominees: Harrison Ford and Max von Sydow. See more »

Goofs

When BB-8 is following Rey down the stairs as she is being called to Luke's light saber, there are well over a dozen stairs, but the sound effect of BB-8 clanging onto each step does not match the number of stairs in the corridor. The sound simply fades out, as we are hearing Rey's perspective, as her focus shifts, the sounds around her fade away and she simply didn't notice BB-8 continuing down behind her. See more »

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Lor San Tekka: This will begin to make things right. I've traveled too far and seen too much to ignore the despair in the galaxy. Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force.
Poe Dameron: Well, because of you, now we have a chance. The General's been after this for a long time.
Lor San Tekka: Oh, the General? To me, she is royalty.
Poe Dameron: Well, she certainly is that.
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The stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as in the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.91 (2017) See more »

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This trash makes no sense

They forced Star Wars to return and as much as any film it makes no sense. Last we saw Star Wars the rebels won. No one bothered to tell director JJ Abrams. They are now rebels again. Luke is hiding and doesn't want to be found (but left a map behind anyway har har), but why? Don't think about it because there is no answer. Bad acting, bad or no characters and typical remake problems. Just the choice of JJ Abrams shows you what Disney intended to do: take money and return deliver less than zero. IMDB, why can't we give a zero?


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