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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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Taglines:

The force is calling to you. Just let it in. See more »


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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,223,624
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This sequel trilogy of Star Wars (Episodes: VII, VIII, and IX) will introduce a new canon timeline in Star Wars' saga with a new Expanded Universe called "New Universe", with new stories in the books, comics, games, et cetera. The former Expanded Universe is still recognized from Lucasfilm, but it was moved from the original canonical events in an "alternative timeline" known with the name "Legend Universe". The official Star Wars' timeline is now composed of: Prequel trilogy (Episodes: I, II, and III), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Star Wars Rebels (2014), original trilogy (Episodes: IV, V, and VI), and sequel trilogy (Episodes: VII, VIII, and IX). EA's Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) is not officially canon, as it features a gameplay in which characters can appear as Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in his fully black outfit* from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), on Hoth, neither of which truly happen in the canon timeline. However, Darth Vader did appear on Hoth in Episode V. * Luke's outfit has been fixed in an early 2016 update to match the clothing on hoth in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). 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. 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

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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Rey Meets BB-8
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User Reviews

I do not understand
29 June 2018 | by vxk-09862See all my reviews

Disney has money. Disney has lots of money. Why didn't they hire a good director and good actors? Why do they bring inferior amateurs to film and play in Star Wars? Could someone explain this to me? Also, whya re they remaking and yet calling it a new episode. It is so confusing that the rebels won and now they are rebels again. Could someone tell me?


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