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

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Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,223,624
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Joonas Suotamo, credited as "Chewbacca double," had no previous acting experience. He is a professional basketball player, who played for Penn State from 2005 to 2008, and graduated a year early with a degree in Film and Video. The 6'10" power forward has since appeared in the Finnish national team (nicknamed Wolfpack), and during the 2015-16 season, his team is Espoo Basket Team of the Finnish league Korisliiga. With his height listed as 209 centimeters, Suotamo is a good four inches shorter than Peter Mayhew. See more »

Goofs

When Rey and Finn are outside the thermal oscillator at the Starkiller Base, just before climbing up the outside ladder, Rey can be seen wearing Poe's jacket, which Finn probably offered her on account of the cold climate. In later scenes, Finn is back to wearing the jacket. It seems unlikely that Finn would have asked for his jacket back after having offered it to Rey. 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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This Is Incredible
20 January 2019 | by Rachel-shashanaSee all my reviews

It is incredible and takes a lot of talent. It is a case study. It is an example that will be discussed in film schools for years.

Disney Corporation takes control of Star Wars and takes the world's best, most exciting, most highly regarded and intelligent universe and story and turns into the biggest sad joke of a sordid and pathetic offal ever. How they can take an amazing and amusing message of truth, goodness and faith in the future and make it an exercise in corporate marketing immersed in the cloning and replicating with the world's silliest junior actors and actresses is a testament to the moral and ethical bankruptcy of cinema and Disney Corporation.

It takes a lot.

They did not even bother to acknowledge what the story line and events of previous Star Wars films were!!!


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