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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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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:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

John Boyega was so nervous and frightened at the prospect of not getting the role that he didn't tell his parents that he had been cast until after a cast photo was posted online by the official Star Wars Twitter page. See more »

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After the TIE fighter disables the Millenium Falcon's underside cannon, we see the cannon point 90 degrees straight down from the Falcon's fuselage. However, when we get an underside shot of the Falcon being drawn onto Han and Chewies freighter, the cannon is facing forward again. 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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User Reviews

 
JJ Abrams Is A Hack
21 December 2016 | by liq-12753See all my reviews

This Jar Jar guy is a total heck with no self respect. How dare he redo the original Star Wars script and call it a new movie or a sequel?? Now let's say the douchebags at Disney ordered him to redo the thing so they can start extracting cash from the pockets of pre-teens who know no better. How does Jar Jar live with himself presenting a film which has done before and he is simply reshooting albeit without the acting, depth, logic or character development??

Hey, I have a golden new idea. How about we have an orphan, on a scorching hot desert planet, who is not such a bad pilot after all (despite being a poor scavenging orphan!) and make it a girl because this is 2015/2016 and the trend is of female lead characters and shove it out there and watch the mullah roll in? At least, next time make some sense, or watch the original movie you are ripping off closely to understand how this force stuff works or make the female lead attractive by making her lose weight or show some leg. Just Do Something!

Massive snorefest.

No respect.

The Chinese woman is olden, wise and experienced but doesn't know her bar is full of spies and has an open meeting and openly discusses the problems.

Stop the one liners, wise cracks and constant jokes. Disney, Star Wars isn't Cars or Ice Age or whatever that other crap is you put out. No dignity.

Never watch another Disney Corporation film again


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