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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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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... See more »


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

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

In early 2016, Daisy Ridley had been announced that she was in talks to play Lara Croft in the remake of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). But, Alicia Vikander was cast. It's most likely Daisy Ridley may had passed on it, due to her commitment on Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX (2019). See more »

Goofs

After the Quad Jumper blows up, when Rey, Finn, and BB-8 run to the "garbage" they're running quickly toward the Falcon's forward side - note the cockpit, with its entry ramp lowered and nothing blocking its way, but in the next closeup they're all running from the rear of the Falcon before they rush up its entry ramp. 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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

March of the Resistance
Written by John Williams
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the laughs on me the sucker
27 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

a vapid and uninspired exercise in funneling cash from me to Hollywood, Abrams and the synagogue this was the new template for making money. take someone else's work and reshoot with minor variations and call it a new episode. Lucas cashed in and sold out and sadly does not care anymore. The old actors were also desperate for cash so sold out and showed up. The reviewers and media also dared not be honest and were blinded by cash. It is up to us to at least learn from our mistakes and deny episode 8 the success to send a message to Disneywood that we are not losers.How by boycotting the next 12 episodes, offshoots, producer and this terrible director.


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