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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

BB-8's design appears to have have been inspired by Ralph McQuarrie's original concept art for R2-D2, who also rolled around on a sphere-shaped bottom unit. Also, It was J.J. Abrams' idea to give BB-8 this name, because he thought he looks like a "B" and an "8". See more »

Goofs

Right before Kylo Ren kills Lor San Tekka, he says "You're so right," and the sound of him igniting his lightsaber while raising it upward, then killing Tekka. You can see red light that is flickering at the bottom of the screen while Ren is talking, meaning that the lightsaber is on, but there is no sound of the lightstaber, and there is still a sound of ignition when it is already on. 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 »

Alternate Versions

IMAX releases presented the five-minute sequence in which Rey and Finn escape Jakku in the Millennium Falcon (which was shot with IMAX 70mm cameras) in an opened aspect ratio compared to the rest of the film. See more »

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Han and Leia
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JJ Does His eEst
1 June 2019 | by aarinraylonSee all my reviews

As JJ Abrams' ex-wife I can say that people need to lay off him. He did his best, he is a wonderful ex-husband, father and he pays his alimony on time. That is what counts. Who doesn't need to make money? And yes who cares? he hooked up with the girl whose name is Daisy here. Doesn't matter. he pays the bills. i hope people can understand that.


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