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Rogue One (2016)

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The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

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Gareth Edwards

Writers:

Chris Weitz (screenplay by), Tony Gilroy (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Jyn Erso
Diego Luna ... Cassian Andor
Alan Tudyk ... K-2SO
Donnie Yen ... Chirrut Îmwe
Wen Jiang ... Baze Malbus
Ben Mendelsohn ... Orson Krennic
Guy Henry ... Governor Tarkin
Forest Whitaker ... Saw Gerrera
Riz Ahmed ... Bodhi Rook
Mads Mikkelsen ... Galen Erso
Jimmy Smits ... Bail Organa
Alistair Petrie ... General Draven
Genevieve O'Reilly ... Mon Mothma
Ben Daniels ... General Merrick
Paul Kasey ... Admiral Raddus
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Storyline

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. Written by Ryan Cullmann

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Taglines:

Save the Rebellion. Save the dream. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,081,681, 18 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$532,177,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,056,052,054
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Several scenes from the trailers that didn't make it into the finished movie were the result of so called "Indie Hours". During those indie hours, the crew spontaneously shot scenes to see what results they would get, regardless if they will make it into the finished film or not. In one instance, when Felicity Jones was walking through the tunnel of the Imperial Archive set to go to her next scene, a crew member switched the lights on. Another crew member called her, and she instinctively turned around. Director Gareth Edwards was so taken by that composition that he instructed the crew to let the cameras roll. He initially asked for 10 seconds, but they ended up spending half an hour filming about 17 takes. When Edwards had to assemble the trailer, he included one take of that particular scene. Even though he knew that it wouldn't make it into the finished film, he was still proud of it. See more »

Goofs

During Darth Vader's first scene on Mustafar, light from the window behind him is visible through the lower part of his ventilator and it is also possible to see part of Spencer Wilding's head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[an Imperial space shuttle flies towards a farm in Lah'mu and over a young Jyn running scared upon seeing it]
Young Jyn: [entering her house] Mama?
Lyra Erso: We know.
Galen Erso: Jyn, gather your things. It's time.
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Crazy Credits

Hidden in the credits is the title "Keeper of the Holocron." A Holocron is a cube-like artifact used by the Jedi to store information that were first mentioned in the Dark Horse comic book series 'Dark Empire. On the official Star Wars site Leland Chee was in charge of continuity and received the honorary title of 'Keeper of the Holocron'. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Whoever didn't love episode 7 for any reason. This is your movie.
14 December 2016 | by speider-1See all my reviews

What a ride. This review will be filled with hyperbole, but I won't apologize.

I saw and enjoyed Star Wars: Episode 7 a lot. It wasn't perfect, but it was good, and got me back into Star Wars mode again. Rogue One, however, surprised me in probably being the best Star Wars movie produced in this millennia, and I'm being serious.

First of all, manage your expectations. Rogue One isn't a new type of cinema experience, or unique. It's also a prequel, so the story has somewhere specific it has to end up.

With that in mind, Gareth Edward's movie is pretty close to an instant classic, in my opinion. It doesn't rush along, but give us ample time to get some sense of characters and locations. It doesn't dwell on exposition, other through character, and actual plot.

This is the story about how the rebel alliance acquired the plans for the death star, and it manages to give the plot and characters in A New Hope more meaning, and gravitas.

It's hard to tell why it's so good without spoiling a story that was such a delight to experience unspoiled, so I'll sum it up really, really short:

The only negative things I have to say about Rogue One, is that two CGI characters were 99% perfect instead of 100%. That's actually the reason I withhold my last star out of 10. It'll make sense after you've seen the movie. Other than that, this is everything I hoped for, and then some.


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