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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (original title)
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The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.

Director:

J.J. Abrams

Writers:

Chris Terrio (screenplay by), J.J. Abrams (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Fisher ... Leia Organa (archive footage)
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker / Boolio (voice) (as Patrick Williams)
Adam Driver ... Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley ... Rey
John Boyega ... Finn
Oscar Isaac ... Poe Dameron
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Naomi Ackie ... Jannah
Domhnall Gleeson ... General Hux
Richard E. Grant ... General Pryde
Lupita Nyong'o ... Maz Kanata
Keri Russell ... Zorii Bliss
Joonas Suotamo ... Chewbacca
Kelly Marie Tran ... Rose Tico
Ian McDiarmid ... Emperor Palpatine

Who Nearly Starred in the New 'Star Wars' Trilogy?

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Storyline

While the First Order continues to ravage the galaxy, Rey finalizes her training as a Jedi. But danger suddenly rises from the ashes as the evil Emperor Palpatine mysteriously returns from the dead. While working with Finn and Poe Dameron to fulfill a new mission, Rey will not only face Kylo Ren once more, but she will also finally discover the truth about her parents as well as a deadly secret that could determine her future and the fate of the ultimate final showdown that is to come. Written by Blazer346

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The saga comes to an end. the story lives forever See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Though they are no longer the main characters, each movie in the sequel trilogy was meant to showcase one of the main characters from the original trilogy. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) focused on Han, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) on Luke, and this movie will reportedly focus on Leia. This actually mirrors the original trilogy, in which Luke interacted with a central character from the prequel trilogy. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) on Yoda, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) on Emperor Palpatine. See more »

Goofs

Continuity mistake with the rest of the saga present in all three sequels: the button igniting Luke's (formerly Anakin's) blue lightsaber is shown to be near the top of the hilt. In both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy the button was in a different place, closer to the mid part of the hilt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emperor Palpatine: At last. Snoke trained you well.
Kylo Ren: I killed Snoke. I'll kill you.
Emperor Palpatine: My boy, I made Snoke. I have been every voice...
Snoke: ..you have ever heard..
Darth Vader: ...inside your head.
Emperor Palpatine: The First Order was just the beginning. I will give you so much more.
Kylo Ren: You'll die first.
Emperor Palpatine: I've died before. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be... unnatural.
Kylo Ren: What could you give me?
[...]
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Soundtracks

Lido Hey
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag F. Kava
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Pains me to write this
25 April 2020 | by Aaron-harlowSee all my reviews

I LOVE Star Wars films and couldn't see this film fast enough. All I can say is what was that all about? It was quite boring. Did anyone even edit this film? Rey's character was not likable. The only person tolerable was Chewie. Leia died of shame. Nothing happened anyone cared about. The dialogue was not clever. The film never went anywhere at all. It was just endless scenes of magical occurrences. People galloping on horses (read that again). Magic over kill. By the time the ending happened I didn't care anymore. I wanted to LOVE this movie, but I haven't been this bored in a long long time. I wish i felt differently.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$275,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$177,383,864, 22 December 2019

Gross USA:

$515,202,542

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,074,144,248
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2.39 : 1
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