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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,223,624
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

After Rey finishes her meal beside the foot of the AT-AT and puts on the Rebel flight helmet, there's an overhead wide shot of the toppled AT-AT and we can see its front knee joint. When Rey hears the commotion with BB-8 she rushes to get her staff, which is now tall and upright in the sand at that knee joint, and had her staff been there in the wide shot we would have seen it. 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 »


Soundtracks

Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle
Written by John Williams
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WHO in their right mind gives a project to JJ Abrams?
30 June 2018 | by vcn-09627See all my reviews

He is a copycat with no original or interesting bone in his body or anywhere near him. Seriously. He messed up Star Wars, but is it him or is he just a studio instrument who acts like it's him and it's Disney? This film was boring, has no majesty, nothing new and the directing was obvious.


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