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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)  »

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

Adam Driver didn't like wearing the Kylo Ren mask, because his vision was impaired while wearing it. See more »

Goofs

Han calls Kylo Ren "Ben". Confusion arises because in the Star Wars universe before this movie as released in the tie-in books Ben is the name of Luke's son. Han and Leia gave birth to "Jacen", Jaina" and Anakin".

This was true only until Disney abandoned the Extended Universe as canon. Han's children were Jacen, Jaina and Anakin and Luke's son was Ben in the expanded universe. The Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon to the Star Wars universe as it applies to these movies.

It could in fact be argued that the "Ben" name was used as a nod to the now non-canon EU. 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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That Girl with the Staff
Written by John Williams
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Another mess by the plagiarist JJ Abrams
6 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

Could somebody tell me how someone who has no ideas in life (outside making dough) be a film director? I mean this guy is just a copycat. How can they give him Star Wars? Is money everything?


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