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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:
... Han Solo
... Luke Skywalker
... Princess Leia
... Kylo Ren
... Rey
... Finn
... Poe Dameron
... Maz Kanata
... Supreme Leader Snoke
... General Hux
... C-3PO
... Lor San Tekka
... Chewbacca
... Captain Phasma
... 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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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens  »

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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:

$2,068,178,225
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

As of this film, eleven actors have appeared in Star Wars and James Bond films; Sir Christopher Lee (appeared in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) as Count Dooku, and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) as Scaramanga); Shane Rimmer (appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) as InCom Engineer, You Only Live Twice (1967) as Hawaii Radio Operator, Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as Tom, Live and Let Die (1973) as Hamilton, and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) as Carter); Jeremy Bulloch (appeared in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) as Boba Fett, and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) as H.M.S. Ranger Crewman, and For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Octopussy (1983) as Smithers); John Hollis (appeared in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) as Lando's aide and For Your Eyes Only (1981) as Bald Man in wheelchair (unofficially Blofeld)); Julian Glover (appeared in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) as General Veers, and For Your Eyes Only (1981) as Kristatos); Bruce Boa (appeared in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) as General Rieekan and Octopussy (1983) as U.S. General); Richard LeParmentier (appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) as General Motti and in Octopussy as U.S. Aide); Dermot Crowley (appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) as General Madine, and in Octopussy (1983) as Kamp); Max von Sydow (appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) as Lor San Tekka and Never Say Never Again (1983) as Blofeld); and Daniel Craig (appeared in this movie in a cameo, and Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), and Spectre (2015) as James Bond himself), and David Prowse (appeared in Casino Royale (1967), and as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy). Of them, four (Sir Christopher Lee, John Hollis, Julian Glover, Max Von Sydow) have played Bond villains; three (Jeremy Bulloch, John Hollis, Julian Glover) were in For Your Eyes Only (1981), and three (Bruce Boa, Richard LeParmentier, and Dermot Crowley) were in Octopussy (1983). Furthermore, numerous stuntmen and extras appeared on-screen in various parts in both franchises, but did not receive an on-screen acting credit. As a side note, Sir Sean Connery, who played James Bond himself in numerous movies, appeared with Harrison Ford (who played Han Solo and Indiana Jones) in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). See more »

Goofs

After getting up from his crashed ejection seat, when Finn sees the smoke and runs toward it his shadow's directly behind him. Just as he reaches the crashed TIE fighter his shadow's in front of him to his left, but when he faces the front of the TIE fighter as it sinks into the sand, Finn's long shadow is still being cast in front of him, even though he's now facing the opposite way, then a thin long shadow is cast onto the sand in yet another direction, to the left of the exploding TIE fighter. 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 »

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Referenced in Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.46 (2015) See more »

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Two Hours Of My Life I Shall Not Get Back
5 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

As a woman I am embarrassed that every time they want to insert a woman hero into a movie it has to be so forced and so bogus. It's like we cannot have a woman who can act, can look good or be evolved. The acting in this movie is terrible and amateurish, but actually looks good compared to the greedy slithering money hunger of JJ Abrams and Disney. This would be the worst movie of the decade if someone had not already produced Noah and Ghostbusters 2016.

The only positive thing about The Force Dies A Boring Death is it will help me save $15 on tickets when the next forced sequel comes out. Respect yourself and boycott that crap.

JJ, shame on you. Money is not everything in this world.


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