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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

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As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.

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J.J. Abrams
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Before the film was released, a 13.5 inch action figure of Finn was available in stores that featured several lines of dialogue from the picture. One of these lines was one that does not occur in the film: him shouting "I don't know what to do!" According to the novelization, this would have been uttered after the crashed TIE fighter disappeared into the sinking sands. See more »

Goofs

When Rey explains to Han Solo that she stole the Millennium Falcon from Unkar Plutt (who stole it from the Irving Boys, who stole it from Ducain), Han notes that Ducain stole it from him. Apparently, he forgets to mention that the ship originally belonged to his friend Lando Calrissian who gambled it to Han in a game and lost - only to get it back upon being tasked by the Rebel Forces to lead the Battle for Endor ("Return Of The Jedi" (1983)). As a result, it's unclear how Han got the Falcon back after those events.

EDIT: In Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Han lends Lando the Falcon, but Lando promises to return it without a scratch. The implication is that Han still owns the ship. 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 first "Thank You" credit (usually dedicated to benefactors of the film or to organizations or locations that gave permission for filming/technical advice/support) is dedicated to "The patient family and friends of the cast and crew." See more »

Alternate Versions

The end credits music is slightly different on the Blu-Ray version of the film - we get to hear a bit more of Rey's theme than what we heard in the theatrical version. See more »


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Dobra Doompa
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag Kava
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Too Many Jokes
20 August 2019 | by koyburhanuddinSee all my reviews

Too many bad actors reacting to the poor script. Look gender switches ave gone overboard already of not sequels and remakes and reboots. This is not Star Wars. This is cashing in wars and a copy of the original (Episode 4)


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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

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,223,624
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2.39 : 1
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