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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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Coming to your galaxy this winter. 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:

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Rey is attempting to escape from Starkiller Base, a conversation can be heard between two Stormtroopers discussing the new T-17s: "Have you checked out the new T-17s?" "The T-17s, as far as I can tell are a great improvement." "Yeah. That's what they tell you. But believe me, they don't hold up." "They don't?" "No." This is similar to the conversation two Stormtroopers have in the Death Star as Obi-Wan powers down the tractor beam in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): "You seen the new VT-16?" "Yeah. Some of the other guys were telling me about it." "They say it's...it's quite a thing to see - " 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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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

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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Torn Apart
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Just so-so
28 November 2018 | by Tereesa-kadlow-2-101See all my reviews

Perhaps I am not the biggest Star Wars film fan out there? I didn't have a father to take me to watch the original when it was released (and was probably not born yet). This film was not terrible exciting. It is probably better if you associate nostalgia with it. I am sure though that they gave character development short shrift.


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