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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

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As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.

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J.J. Abrams
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 62 wins & 126 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

Max von Sydow had played Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon (1980) and Dr. Liet Kynes in Dune (1984). The Flash Gordon serials was one of George Lucas' influences behind Star Wars, and it had been speculated, that "Dune" by Frank Herbert, had also been an influence behind Star Wars. See more »

Goofs

During the escape from Jakku, the Millennium Falcon cuts its engines and flips upside down so Finn can shoot the TIE fighter. The Falcon is free-falling (upside down) and about to hit the ground. The scene cuts to Rey throwing the throttle lever forward. Then the scene cuts back to the Falcon, still falling, and facing the same direction as before, except now it is right-side up (note location of the cockpit), the engines come on, and they fly away. 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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Jabba Flow
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag Kava
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Too Many Jokes
4 December 2018 | by hiromi_tsubetaeSee all my reviews

Disney has subverted Star Wars into one of its lame and boring childish films aimed at selling toys to preteens. I am sure McDonalds was poisoning more people than ever before by hawking Star Wars toys from Disney. Not a film for adults.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,966,675, 20 December 2015

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,224,036
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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