Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

1977 American epic space opera film directed by George Walton Lucas Jr.

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (initially named Star Wars) is a science fiction movie. It is the first film in the Star Wars saga. The movie was released in 1977 and also incorporates adventure, action and drama.

Star Wars: Episode IV -
A New Hope
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Directed byGeorge Lucas
Written byGeorge Lucas
Produced byGary Kurtz
Rick McCallum
(Special Edition)
StarringMark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Peter Cushing
Alec Guinness
CinematographyGilbert Taylor, BSC
Edited byRichard Chew
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Music byJohn Williams
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
Release dates
May 25, 1977 (USA)
October 27, 1977 (Australia)
December 27, 1977 (UK)
Running time
121 minutes (original)
125 minutes (Special Edition)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$11,000,000

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Princess Leia Organa is a prisoner of the evil Empire. She was captured by Darth Vader, who is helping the Empire stop a rebellion, by using the Death Star. Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo work together to rescue her. They are helped by the droids (or robots) R2-D2 and C-3PO. With the princess, they try to stop the Empire and bring peace and happiness to the galaxy.

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