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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.


J.J. Abrams
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 61 wins & 126 nominations. See more awards »





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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


Max von Sydow was the basis of the look of Gov. Pre Vizla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008). See more »


During the exchange between Ray and Solo note the compressor she is holding. The wires are at the top, next shot these are at the bottom, then they are back at the top, and in the last shot the wires are gone. See more »


[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 »


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Produced by Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
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Something Very Wrong In Hollywood And The American Movie System
29 October 2018 | by James-NavarroSee all my reviews

Forty years ago a man named George Lucas launched a saga of fantasy, hope and adventure. It was inspired, but new, different and still original.

Fast forward forty years and the system, output and control is dominated by people who just clone (remake/reboot/sequel), who have no love or care for the 'product' (Kathleen Kennedy, JJ Abrams, Iger, et cetra) and are mostly versed in marketing, launch, cost/benefit analysis and universes.

Audiences have responded by pouring a billion dollar into a system that forgoes good acting, a semblance of story and a sense of originality for franchising, sales technique and cliches presented as modernism. No, let's not forget theme parks and co-branding with burger chains and car dealerships.

Does anyone here think for one second JJ Abrams is a trekkie or fan of the force? That Kathleen Abrams has a clue what a Jedi is? That the regularly scheduled weekly gender switch film actually anything to do with originality and not because Hollywood studio execs actually do it as a matter of doing the routine? That any of this has to do with the love of film as opposed to cost projection analysis? Does anyone actually think it is a coincidence that every single super hero with super powers has become a comic and that children take their parents and watch them like they have attended a clown's comedy tour?

The Force Awakens is a nonsense piece of frizzled offal offered by cynical self-important offenders. Yet, the fault is not with the pathetic pushers. The fault is with the audiences who attend, watch and purchase a movie that is nothing more than this week's gender switch row on an accounting balance sheet complete with yet another death star that has the same flow as three death stars before it and a member of a clone troop squadron that looks nothing like the man he was cloned from.

It is time to go outdoors for a jog, to learn how to grind coffee at home or plant a tree in the backyard and nurture and tend to it until it fully grows. You know, doing useful and new things...

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Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,966,675, 20 December 2015

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