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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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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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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In October 2013 cinematographer Dan Mindel announced that, unlike the prequel trilogy, he and J.J. Abrams would shoot primarily on 35mm film to more closely match the visual aesthetic of the original trilogy. Initially Mindel had hoped to use IMAX 65mm film for most of the feature, but later said they opted for 35mm due to the cumbersome weight and noise problems with IMAX cameras. Ultimately, only one five-minute sequence (Rey and Finn's escape from Jakku in the Millennium Falcon) was shot in IMAX 65mm. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 2:01:36, when C-3PO is talking to R2-D2, C-3PO says "Find Master Luke Hamill?", using Mark Hamill's real last name instead of calling him "Master Luke Skywalker". - C-3PO actually says, "Find Master Luke, how?" Indicating that R2 said something indicating he found, or has a way to find, Luke Skywalker, which is later verified when he shows the missing portion of the map to Luke's hiding place. 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

IMAX releases presented the five-minute sequence in which Rey and Finn escape Jakku in the Millennium Falcon (which was shot with IMAX 70mm cameras) in an opened aspect ratio compared to the rest of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

Dobra Doompa
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag Kava
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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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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

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,223,624
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2.39 : 1
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