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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Han Solo
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia
Adam Driver ... Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley ... Rey
John Boyega ... Finn
Oscar Isaac ... Poe Dameron
Lupita Nyong'o ... Maz Kanata
Andy Serkis ... Supreme Leader Snoke
Domhnall Gleeson ... General Hux
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Max von Sydow ... Lor San Tekka
Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca
Gwendoline Christie ... Captain Phasma
Joonas Suotamo ... Chewbacca Double
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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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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film takes place approximately sixty-six years after the events of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). "The Phantom Menace" took place ten years before Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) started three years after that, and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) takes place nineteen years after "Revenge of the Sith". There is a three-year gap between "A New Hope" and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and one year between "Empire" and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). "The Force Awakens" takes place thirty years after "Return of the Jedi" (and thirty-four years after "A New Hope"). See more »

Goofs

Before Rey escapes the interrogation room, we see a shot of Kylo Ren storming down the hallway to retrieve her. He is not wearing his hooded cowl in this shot. However, when he enters the room, his cowl is on. In a later sequence, Ren is walking down a corridor to gather storm troopers at an identical angle, again with the cowl removed. It can be implied that the earlier shot was taken from this sequence to add urgency to Rey's escape. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

The stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as in the beginning of the movie. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Dobra Doompa
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag Kava
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Message to Bad Robot Spammers
7 July 2018 | by ycy-27512See all my reviews

This film sucks. If your boss JJ had spent 1/10th of the effort he spends being a Hollywood ho spamming the ratings here and wheeling and dealing Hollywood style to sell tickets and con people than learning how to make films or reading books to gain some imagination this film would be much better. As it is, it is a typical JJ Abrams product so 1/10. What happens when Kathleen Kennedy gets fired from Di$$$ney (because you can only fool so may people for so long) and JJ loses his sugar mamma? Everyone knows the douche is a ho. My advice to you: find a new job instead of upvoting this rubbish as a form of spam before Bad robot goes the way of Type writer. Everyone else, avoid this very stupid reboot.


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