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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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J.J. Abrams
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 62 wins & 124 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,178,225
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt) once showed his then 3-year-old daughter Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). When she saw Yoda for the first time, she was instantly fascinated by his presence and after a moment she said "Daddy, he's real!". This was because at the time, she only knew the computer animated version of Yoda and not the original puppet. According to Pegg, his daughter's response moved him to tears. He later told that story to his friend J.J. Abrams, years before he was about to direct this movie. When Abrams met with the executives of Lucasfilm and Disney, he told them Pegg's story, which influenced the aesthetic of this and any subsequent Star Wars movie greatly. Abrams suggested the use of real sets, puppetry and practical effects in order to be closer to style of the original trilogy. One day, when Pegg took a visit to the Pinewood Studios during production, he was recognized by a puppeteer who said "Hey, you're the guy whose daughter saved Star Wars!". See more »

Goofs

When Finn and Rey first turn and run towards the Falcon, we see an establishing shot of the ship from far away (CG shot) followed by a close up of the ship's entrance (practical set piece). The entire walkway jiggles as the two actors climb it, revealing it to be a lightweight, freestanding set leading to nowhere. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #5/Star Wars 3-D #1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Jedi Steps and Finalee
Written by John Williams
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User Reviews

 
Everyone Owes The Son Of Tribe JJ Abrama An Apology
1 July 2016 | by ubp-12668See all my reviews

He s a genius and even if he is not as the member and son of the tribe he deserves to be given his fair share of projects to produce and direct. Is it his fault that the bad guys (anti-semites) rebuild a death star with the same fault and design defect as the original ones? No. Is it his fault that the new empire is flying by yet another desert planet? No. Is it his fault that the new military leader of the empire is an emo wanna-be with severe emotional turbulence and a groupie of the old jihadi darth? No. Is it his fault that good help is hard to find and the stormtroopers can't hit a Bergruutfa from a meter away? No.

Are any of these reason enough to deny our eydlkayt his fill of work orders? No. And even if they were so what? We have to take care of him. You think he ruined Star Trek with non canon, time-line destroying tripe and Super 8 was a meaningless, inexplicable piece of nonsense and yet he got handed the reins for Star Wars by Talmudic Disney? Doesn't matter... keep enjoying the series, the books, merch, offshoots, sequels, prequels, TV series, rides and theme parks and don't forget to order popcorn.


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