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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

1999 American epic space opera film directed by George Lucas

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is a movie released in 1999. This movie is the fourth movie that director George Lucas made in the Star Wars series.

Star Wars: Episode I -
The Phantom Menace
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Directed byGeorge Lucas
Produced byRick McCallum
George Lucas
(executive)
Written byGeorge Lucas
StarringLiam Neeson
Ewan McGregor
Natalie Portman
Jake Lloyd
Ian McDiarmid
Music byJohn Williams
CinematographyDavid Tattersall
Edited byPaul Martin Smith
Ben Burtt
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
Release date
May 19, 1999 (USA)
Running time
133 min. (original)
136 min. (DVD)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$115,000,000

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Canada 19 May 1999
  United States 19 May 1999
  Puerto Rico 27 May 1999
  Australia 3 June 1999
  Malaysia 3 June 1999
  Singapore 3 June 1999
  New Zealand 10 June 1999
  Colombia 11 June 1999
  Bolivia 17 June 1999
  Guatemala 18 June 1999
  Honduras 18 June 1999
  Thailand 18 June 1999
  Brazil 24 June 1999
  Chile 24 June 1999
  South Africa 25 June 1999
  South Korea 26 June 1999
  Taiwan 26 June 1999
  Venezuela 30 June 1999
  Dominican Republic 1 July 1999
  Hong Kong 1 July 1999
  Mexico 1 July 1999
  Costa Rica 2 July 1999
  Uruguay 2 July 1999
  Argentina 8 July 1999
  Israel 8 July 1999
  Jamaica 8 July 1999
  Ecuador 9 July 1999
  Nicaragua 9 July 1999
  Paraguay 9 July 1999
  Japan 10 July 1999
  Trinidad and Tobago 14 July 1999
  United Kingdom 15 July 1999
  Ireland 16 July 1999
  Panama 16 July 1999
  Peru 16 July 1999
  Russia 29 July 1999
  Finland 6 August 1999
  Guyana 13 August 1999
  Iceland 13 August 1999
  Germany 19 August 1999
  Denmark 19 August 1999
  Sweden 19 August 1999
  Austria 20 August 1999
  Spain 20 August 1999
  Kenya 20 August 1999
  Norway 20 August 1999
  Seychelles 20 August 1999
  Tanzania 20 August 1999
  United Arab Emirates 25 August 1999
   Switzerland 25 August 1999 (French speaking region)
   Switzerland 26 August 1999 (German speaking region)
  Lebanon 27 August 1999
   Switzerland 1 September 1999 (Italian speaking region)
  Suriname 4 September 1999
  Czech Republic 16 September 1999
  Hungary 16 September 1999
  Slovakia 16 September 1999
  Bulgaria 17 September 1999
  Estonia 17 September 1999
  Italy 17 September 1999
  Lithuania 17 September 1999
  Latvia 17 September 1999
  Poland 17 September 1999
  Croatia 23 September 1999
  Romania 24 September 1999
  Netherlands 30 October 1999
  Portugal 1 October 1999
  Turkey 1 October 1999
  Belgium 13 October 1999
  Egypt 13 October 1999
  France 13 October 1999
  Greece 15 October 1999
  Morocco 20 October 1999
  India 22 October 1999
  China 5 November 1999
  Kuwait 17 November 1999
  Cambodia 16 February 2012

3-D VersionEdit

Country Premiere
  Belgium 8 February 2012
  France 8 February 2012
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 February 2012
  Germany 9 February 2012
  United Kingdom 9 February 2012
  Greece 9 February 2012
  Hong Kong 9 February 2012
  Hungary 9 February 2012
  Ireland 9 February 2012
  Israel 9 February 2012
  Kuwait 9 February 2012
  Kazakhstan 9 February 2012
  Netherlands 9 February 2012
  New Zealand 9 February 2012
  Peru 9 February 2012
  Philippines 9 February 2012
  Portugal 9 February 2012
  Russia 9 February 2012
  Singapore 9 February 2012
  Ukraine 9 February 2012
  Bulgaria 10 February 2012
  Brazil 10 February 2012
  Spain 10 February 2012
  Finland 10 February 2012
  Italy 10 February 2012
  Mexico 10 February 2012
  Norway 10 February 2012
  Panama 10 February 2012
  Pakistan 10 February 2012
  Poland 10 February 2012
  Romania 10 February 2012
  Sweden 10 February 2012
  Turkey 10 February 2012
  United States 10 February 2012
  Argentina 16 February 2012
  Malta 22 February 2012
  North Macedonia 25 February 2012
  Japan 15 March 2012
  Bahrain 21 March 2012

CastEdit

StoryEdit

Two Jedi Knights, Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi, are sent on a mission by the Galactic Republic to engage in peace talks with the greedy Trade Federation of Neimoidia. They learn that the Neimoidians are sending a blockade to the planet of Naboo. In order to warn the people of Naboo, they transport themselves on Trade Federation battleships, after their ship was destroyed purposely. They reach the swamps of Naboo, separately. Qui-Gon Jinn meets Jar Jar Binks, and they find Obi-Wan. Qui-Gon Jinn asks Jar Jar to tell them of a safe place to hide from the attacking droids. Jar Jar takes them to Otoh Gunga, his birthplace, but Jar Jar was sent into exile from Otoh Gunga years ago. As such, when he returned, Boss Nass, the Gungan leader, ordered Jar Jar to be executed. Obi-Wan, following his master's instructions, rescues Jar Jar and flees to the city of Theed on a bongo, a water transport system. They find the Queen, Amidala, who escapes with them to the Republic, but in the blockade, their ship's engine was damaged.

They barely had enough power to reach Tatooine, and still needed a new T-14 hyperdrive generator so as not to be stuck on the planet forever. They were not able to afford any, as the planet concentrates only on money, not galactic credits. Luckily, they met Anakin Skywalker, a young slave, who helped them gain the money by participating in a very dangerous podracing event. Finding abnormal midi-chlorians in the boy, Qui-Gon attempts to take Anakin as his Padawan, but was disallowed by the Jedi Council. On the other hand, war at Naboo breaks out and during the war, Qui-Gon, who faced a battle with a Sith apprentice named Darth Maul, died in the battle. Obi-Wan agrees to train Anakin as his Padawan. Anakin turns out to be a very successful padawan and later loses his mom.

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