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Writer:
George Lucas (written by)
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Release Date:
25 May 1977 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
It's Back! The Force will be with you for three weeks only. (1979 Reissue Poster) See more »
Plot:
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 6 Oscars. Another 51 wins & 27 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker

Harrison Ford ... Han Solo

Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia Organa

Peter Cushing ... Grand Moff Tarkin

Alec Guinness ... Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi

Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO

Kenny Baker ... R2-D2

Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca

David Prowse ... Darth Vader

Phil Brown ... Uncle Owen

Shelagh Fraser ... Aunt Beru

Jack Purvis ... Chief Jawa

Alex McCrindle ... General Dodonna

Eddie Byrne ... General Willard

Drewe Henley ... Red Leader (as Drewe Hemley)

Denis Lawson ... Red Two (Wedge) (as Dennis Lawson)

Garrick Hagon ... Red Three (Biggs)

Jack Klaff ... Red Four (John D.)

William Hootkins ... Red Six (Porkins)

Angus MacInnes ... Gold Leader (as Angus Mcinnis)
Jeremy Sinden ... Gold Two
Graham Ashley ... Gold Five
Don Henderson ... General Taggi

Richard LeParmentier ... General Motti

Leslie Schofield ... Commander #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Ankrum ... Red Two (voice) (uncredited)

Mark Anthony Austin ... Boba Fett (special edition) (uncredited)
Scott Beach ... Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Lightning Bear ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)

Jon Berg ... Cantina Alien (uncredited)
Doug Beswick ... Cantina Alien (uncredited)

Paul Blake ... Greedo (uncredited)
Janice Burchette ... Nabrun Leids (uncredited)
Ted Burnett ... Wuher (uncredited)
John Chapman ... Drifter (Red 12) (uncredited)
Gilda Cohen ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Tim Condren ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Barry Copping ... Wioslea (uncredited)
Alfie Curtis ... Dr. Evazan (uncredited)
Robert Davies ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Maria De Aragon ... Greedo (uncredited)
Robert A. Denham ... Hrchek Kal Fas (uncredited)
Frazer Diamond ... Jawa (uncredited)

Peter Diamond ... Stormtrooper / Tusken Raider / Death Star Trooper / Garouf Lafoe (uncredited)
Warwick Diamond ... Jawa (uncredited)
Sadie Eden ... Garindan (uncredited)
Kim Falkinburg ... Djas Puhr (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Death Star Trooper (uncredited)

Ted Gagliano ... Stormtrooper with Binoculars (uncredited)
Salo Gardner ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Steve Gawley ... Death Star Trooper (uncredited)

Barry Gnome ... Kabe (uncredited)
Rusty Goffe ... Kabe / Jawa / GONK Droid (uncredited)
Isaac Grand ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Nelson Hall ... Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
Reg Harding ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Alan Harris ... Leia's Rebel Escort (uncredited)
Frank Henson ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Christine Hewett ... Brea Tonnika (uncredited)

Tiffany Hillkurtz ... Jawa (uncredited)
Arthur Howell ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)

Tommy Ilsley ... Ponda Baba (uncredited)

Joe Johnston ... Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
Annette Jones ... Mosep (uncredited)

James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
Linda Jones ... Chall Bekan (uncredited)
Joe Kaye ... Solomohal (uncredited)
Colin Michael Kitchens ... Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Melissa Kurtz ... Jawa (uncredited)
Al Lampert ... Daine Jir (uncredited)
Laine Liska ... Muftak / Cantina Band Member (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Temple Guard / Medal Bearer (uncredited)
Mahjoub ... Jawa (uncredited)
Alf Mangan ... Takeel (uncredited)

Rick McCallum ... Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
Grant McCune ... Death Star Gunner (uncredited)
Geoffrey Moon ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Mandy Morton ... Swilla Corey (uncredited)

Lorne Peterson ... Massassi Base Rebel Scout (uncredited)
Marcus Powell ... Rycar Ryjerd (uncredited)

Shane Rimmer ... InCom Engineer (uncredited)
Pam Rose ... Leesub Sirln (uncredited)

George Roubicek ... Cmdr. Praji (Imperial Officer #2 on rebel ship) (uncredited)
Erica Simmons ... Tawss Khaa (uncredited)
Angela Staines ... Senni Tonnika (uncredited)
George Stock ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Roy Straite ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Peter Sturgeon ... Sai'torr Kal Fas (uncredited)

Peter Sumner ... Lt. Pol Treidum (uncredited)
John Sylla ... Cantina Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Tom Sylla ... Massassi Outpost Announcer / Various Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Malcolm Tierney ... Lt. Shann Childsen (uncredited)

Phil Tippett ... Cantina Alien (uncredited)

Frances Alfred Basil Tomlin ... BoShek (uncredited)

Burnell Tucker ... Del Goren (uncredited)

Morgan Upton ... Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Jerry Walter ... Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
Hal Wamsley ... Jawa (uncredited)

Larry Ward ... Greedo (voice) (uncredited)
Diana Sadley Way ... Thuku (uncredited)
Harold Weed ... Ketwol / Melas (uncredited)

Bill Weston ... Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Steve 'Spaz' Williams ... Mos Eisley Citizen (special edition) (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Cantina Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
George Lucas 
 
Writing credits
George Lucas (written by)

Produced by
Gary Kurtz .... producer
George Lucas .... executive producer
Rick McCallum .... producer (1997 special edition)
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Chew (film editor)
T.M. Christopher (1997 special edition)
Paul Hirsch (film editor)
Marcia Lucas (film editor)
George Lucas (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden  (as Diane Crittenden)
Irene Lamb 
Vic Ramos 
 
Production Design by
John Barry 
 
Art Direction by
Leslie Dilley 
Norman Reynolds 
 
Set Decoration by
Roger Christian 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... makeup: second unit
Doug Beswick .... makeup: second unit
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup supervisor
Rob Bottin .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Graham Freeborn .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Kay Freeborn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nick Maley .... special makeup effects crew: Cantina sequence (uncredited)
Pat McDermott .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Charles E. Parker .... special makeup effects crew: Cantina sequence (uncredited)
Christopher Tucker .... special makeup effects crew: Cantina sequence (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Peter V. Herald .... production manager: second unit (as Peter Herald)
Joseph Lenzi .... production manager: second unit (as Pepi Lenzi)
David V. Lester .... production manager: second unit (as David Lester)
Bruce Sharman .... production manager
Robert Watts .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... assistant director (uncredited)
Terry Madden .... assistant director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director (as Tony Waye)
Gary White .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Bruton .... property master
Leon Ericksen .... art director: second unit (as Leon Erickson)
Al Locatelli .... art director: second unit
Ralph McQuarrie .... production illustrator
Alan Roderick-Jones .... assistant to production designer
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Gerry Bourke .... props (uncredited)
Richard Brown .... carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Childs .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
Ron Cobb .... conceptual creature designer (uncredited)
Steve Cooper .... set designer (uncredited)
Dixie Dean .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Aaron L. Lucas .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Kieron Mcnamara .... props (uncredited)
Liz Moore .... sculptor (uncredited)
Brian Muir .... sculptor (uncredited)
Tony Musk .... carpenter (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Bill Welch .... construction manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Acord .... supervising assistant: 2004 edition
Derek Ball .... production sound mixer
Chris Barron .... audio transfer: 2004 edition (as Christopher Barron)
Ben Burtt .... sound designer: 1997 & 2004 editions
Ben Burtt .... special dialogue and sound effects
Gene Corso .... sound editor
John Countryman .... audio transfer: 2004 edition
Gordon Davidson .... sound editor
Teresa Eckton .... sound editor: 1997 & 2004 editions
Sean England .... audio archivist: 2004 edition
Jamie Forester .... post production supervisor: 2004 edition
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer (as Lester Fresholtz)
Jonathan Greber .... audio transfer: 2004 edition
Roxanne Jones .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Katz .... sound consultant: Dolby
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer (as Robert Litt)
Don MacDougall .... re-recording mixer
Brian Magerkurth .... audio re-recordist: 2004 edition
Robert Marty .... assistant sound editor (1997 special edition)
Bob Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer (as Mike Minkler)
Tom Myers .... re-recording mixer: 2004 edition
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
Gary Rizzo .... digital mix technician (1997 special edition) (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Ronald G. Roumas .... Re-Recordist: special edition
Ronald G. Roumas .... audio re-recordist: 2004 edition (as Ron Roumas)
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound editor
Jurgen Scharpf .... mix technician: 2004 edition
Karen Sharp .... assistant sound editor
Sam F. Shaw .... supervising sound editor (as Sam Shaw)
Gary Summers .... Re-Recording Mixer: special edition
Ray West .... re-recording mixer
Matthew Wood .... supervising sound editor: 2004 & 2011 editions
Richard L. Anderson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Fred Clemons .... machine room operator (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Steve Kinsey .... digital mix technician: 1997 special edition (uncredited)
Kitty Malone .... foley artist (uncredited)
Cathy McKelvey .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator (uncredited)
Brian Slack .... sound consultant: DTS (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Jack Snyder .... sound engineer (uncredited)
David E. Turner .... machine room operator (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Schoonraad .... mould maker
John Stears .... special production & mechanical effects supervisor
Tony Dyson .... R2D2 designer (uncredited)
Bob Keen .... model builder (uncredited)
Robert Nugent .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Petro Vlahos .... special effects engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Julie Adrianson-Neary .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Julie Neary)
Richard Alexander .... camera and mechanical design: miniature and optical effects unit
Karen Ansel .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Caleb Aschkynazo .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Greg Auer .... miniature explosions: miniature and optical effects unit
Mark Anthony Austin .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Mark Austin)
Al Bailey .... digital plate restoration artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Alan Bailey)
V. Scott Balcerek .... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Scott Balcerek)
Douglas Barnett .... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
David Beasley .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Adam Beckett .... animation and rotoscope design: miniature and optical effects unit
Jon Berg .... stop motion animation: miniature and optical effects unit
David Berry .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
John Andrew Berton Jr. .... computer graphics supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition) (as John Berton)
Robert Blalack .... composite optical photography: (Praxis : miniature and optical effects unit)
Rod G. Bogart .... software development: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Rod Bogart)
Scott Bonnenfant .... digital plate restoration artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Ronn Brown .... digital production assistant: ILM (1997 special edition)
Chris Bushman .... optical supervisor (1997 special edition)
Colin Cantwell .... additional spacecraft design: miniature and optical effects unit
Dave Carson .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Chris Casady .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Amelia Chenoweth .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Terry Chostner .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Larry Cuba .... computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit
Fon Davis .... model maker: ILM (1997 special edition)
David Deuber .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Natasha Devaud .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
David Dozoretz .... animatics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Patricia Rose Duignan .... production staff: miniature and optical effects unit
John Dykstra .... special photographic effects supervisor
Selwyn Eddy .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Selwyn Eddy III)
Richard Edlund .... first cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Harrison Ellenshaw .... matte artist: miniature and optical effects unit (as P.S. Ellenshaw)
TyRuben Ellingson .... visual effects art director: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Ty Ruben Ellingson)
Jonathan Erland .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit (as Jon Erland)
Phillip Feiner .... optical supervisor (1997 special edition)
Steve Gawley .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Lyn Gerry .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Howard Gersh .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Paul Giacoppo .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Ned Gorman .... visual effects producer: ILM (1997 special edition)
Bruce Green .... assistant editor: opticals (as Bruce Michael Green)
Jerry Greenwood .... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Grant Guenin .... Sabre artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Joanne Hafner .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
James Hagedorn .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Carol Hayden .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Matthew Hendershot .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Matt Hendershot)
Kela Hicks .... digital production assistant: ILM (1997 special edition)
Guy Hudson .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Paul Huston .... digital matte artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Paul Huston .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Cindy Isman .... film librarian: miniature and optical effects unit
Joe Johnston .... effects illustrator and designer: miniature and optical effects unit (as Joseph Johnston)
David Jones .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Doug Jones .... negative supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Tom Kennedy .... visual effects producer: ILM (1997 special edition)
Forest Key .... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Mark Kline .... production staff: miniature and optical effects unit
Brian Knep .... software development: ILM (1997 special edition)
John Knoll .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Peter Kuran .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Angela Leaper .... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Joe Letteri .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Joseph Letteri)
Stewart Lew .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Mary M. Lind .... film control coordinator: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Logan .... second unit photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Nancy Luckoff .... CG resource manager: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Nancy Jill Luckoff)
Margaret B. Lynch .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Margaret Lynch)
Jodie Maier .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Greg Maloney .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Pamela Malouf .... film librarian: miniature and optical effects unit
Stuart T. Maschwitz .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Stuart Maschwitz)
Bill Mather .... digital matte artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as William Mather)
George E. Mather .... production supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... film librarian: miniature and optical effects unit (as Connie McCrum)
David McCue .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Grant McCune .... chief model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Dan McNamara .... Sabre group supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Daniel McNamara)
Ralph McQuarrie .... planet and satellite artist: miniature and optical effects unit
Gary Meyer .... production engineering: ILM (1997 special edition)
Fred Meyers .... production engineering: ILM (1997 special edition)
Alvah J. Miller .... electronics design: miniature and optical effects unit
Marty Luigi Miramontez .... production engineering: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Marty Miramontez)
Mark Moore .... visual effects art director: ILM (1997 special edition)
John C. Moulds .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Dennis Muren .... second cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Dennis Muren .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Joe Murray .... second unit director & cameraman: ILM (1997 special edition)
Ron Nathan .... production staff: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Nicholson .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Kerry Nordquist .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Masaaki Norihiro .... special components assistant: miniature and optical effects unit (as Masaaki Norihoro)
Dan O'Bannon .... computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit
Scott Pasko .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Rhonda Peck .... production staff: miniature and optical effects unit
Richard Pecorella .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Lorne Peterson .... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Joshua Pines .... digital scanning supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Eleanor Porter .... special components assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Ken Ralston .... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit (as Kenneth Ralston)
Eldon Rickman .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
David Robman .... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Corey Rosen .... digital plate restoration artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Michael Ross .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Paul Roth .... optical photography coordinator: miniature and optical effects unit
Christian Rouet .... software development: ILM (1997 special edition)
David Scott .... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Jonathan Seay .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Alex Seiden .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Robert Shepherd .... production manager: miniature and optical effects unit (as Bob Shepherd)
Jamie Shourt .... special components: miniature and optical effects unit (as James Shourt)
William Shourt .... camera and mechanical design: miniature and optical effects unit
Douglas Smith .... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Gary Smith .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Damian Steel .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
David Tanaka .... visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Chad Taylor .... Sabre artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Danny Gordon Taylor .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Danny Taylor)
Jay Teitzell .... computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit
Bert Terreri .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Paul Theren .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Lon Tinney .... production manager: miniature and optical effects unit
Phil Tippett .... stop motion animation: miniature and optical effects unit (as Philip Tippett)
Lisa Todd .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (1997 special edition)
James Tooley .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Suzie Vissitzky Tooley .... CG production manager: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Suzie Vissotzky Tooley)
Christopher Townsend .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Chris Townsend)
Donna Tracy .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Don Trumbull .... camera and mechanical design: miniature and optical effects unit
Yusei Uesugi .... digital matte artist: ILM (1997 special edition)
Lam Van To .... CG resource manager: ILM (1997 special edition)
James Van Trees Jr. .... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Vecchitto .... digital color timing supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition)
Joe Viskocil .... miniature explosions: miniature and optical effects unit
Tim Waddy .... computer graphics artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Timothy Waddy)
John C. Wash .... computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit (as John Wash)
Jim Wells .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Steve 'Spaz' Williams .... visual effects supervisor: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Stephen Williams)
Diana Wilson .... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Vicky Witt .... optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Stuart Ziff .... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Rita E. Zimmerman .... Sabre artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (as Rita Zimmerman)
Les Bowie .... visual effects (uncredited)
Daniel Brimer .... digital effects resource assistant: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Ronn Brown .... digital matte artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Beth D'Amato .... digital paint and roto lead: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman .... damage artist/supervisor (uncredited)
Sheena Duggal .... Inferno artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Allen Gonzales .... effects animation (uncredited)
Dave Gregory .... optical effects lineup & plotting: Ray Mercer & Co. (uncredited)
Aaron Haye .... model maker: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Laine Liska .... model effects (uncredited)
Tom Martinek .... senior digital effects artist: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Todd Mitchell .... scanning operator: ILM (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Barry Nolan .... effects animator (uncredited)
Olivier Sarda .... digital compositor (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Nina Saxon .... effects animator (uncredited)
Nelson Shin .... animator: lightsaber (uncredited)
Denise Shurtleff .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Silagyi .... matte painter (uncredited)
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Jazmyn Whitman .... restoration artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunt coordinator
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Marc Boyle .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Peter Brace .... stunt double: Chewbacca (uncredited)
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Andy Bradford .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Cade .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Sadie Eden .... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Fuller .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... second stunt guard at cellblock AA-23 (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Hammatt .... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Henson .... stunts (uncredited)
Dave Holland .... stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell .... stunts (uncredited)
Mags Kavanaugh .... stunt double (uncredited)
Mags Kavanaugh .... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Wendy Leech .... stunt double: C-3P0 (uncredited)
Wendy Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... first stunt guard at cellblock AA-23 (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... stunt double: Luke Skywalker (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carroll Ballard .... second unit photography
Rick Clemente .... second unit photography
Robert Dalva .... second unit photography
Tak Fujimoto .... second unit photography
Geoff Glover .... camera operator
John Jay .... still photographer
Ron Tabera .... gaffer
Ronnie Taylor .... camera operation
Steve Birtles .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
Peter Bloor .... electrician (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bruce Hill .... ultra high speed photography (uncredited)
Brian Q. Kelley .... photographer: additional footage (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Terry Lewis .... best boy (uncredited)
Michael E. Matteson .... grip (uncredited)
Madelyn Most .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
David Robman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Peter Taylor .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... stormtrooper costumes (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Todd Boekelheide .... assistant film editor
Ted Gagliano .... post-production executive (1997 special edition)
Bob Hart .... negative cutter (1997 special edition)
Samuel H. Hinckley .... assistant editor (1997 special edition) (as Samuel Hinckley)
Colin Michael Kitchens .... assistant film editor (as Colin Kitchens)
Bonnie Koehler .... assistant film editor
Jay Miracle .... assistant film editor
Robert Raring .... color timer (1997 special edition) (as Robert J. Raring)
Ray Sabo .... negative continuity (1997 special edition)
Brian Q. Kelley .... editor: additional material (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Mark Nakamine .... colorist (digital color correction) (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... color timer (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Ralph M. Leo .... location auditor
Arnold Ross .... location manager
 
Music Department
London Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator
Eric Tomlinson .... music scoring mixer
Kenneth Wannberg .... supervising music editor
Israel Baker .... musician: violin soloist (uncredited)
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe and solo English horn (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Mike De Saulles .... violinist (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestral contractor (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson .... musician: tuba soloist (uncredited)
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
George Lucas .... music producer (uncredited)
Angela Morley .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice Murphy .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Tom Raney .... musician (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Don Williams .... musician: xylophone solos (uncredited)
Jerry Williams .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
John Williams .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
John Williams .... conductor (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Keenan Haight .... production driver
 
Other crew
Bunny Alsup .... assistant to producer
Leon Briggs .... film restoration consultant (1997 special edition)
Patricia Carr .... production assistant (as Pat Carr)
Pete Comandini .... film restoration supervisor (1997 special edition)
Steve Cullip .... assistant auditor
Brian Doyle .... unit publicist
Kim Falkinburg .... assistant auditor
Tim Fox .... archivist (1997 special edition)
Brian Gibbs .... production controller
Miki Herman .... production assistant
Charles Lippincott .... advertising/publicity supervisor
Penny McCarthy .... assistant auditor
Dan Perri .... titles
Ann Skinner .... continuity
Lucy Autrey Wilson .... assistant to director
Bob Anderson .... fight arranger (uncredited)
Vass Anderson .... film extra (uncredited)
John William Ault .... film extra (uncredited)
Jerry Baker .... film extra (uncredited)
Paul Bannon .... film extra (uncredited)
Francis Batsoni .... film extra (uncredited)
Michael Bell .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Jack 'Kid' Berg .... film extra (uncredited)
Stanley Bielecki .... advertising and publicity consultant (uncredited)
Andy Bradford .... film extra (uncredited)
Stephen Buchanan .... film extra (uncredited)
Chris Bunn .... film extra (uncredited)
Stephen Calcutt .... stand-in: Peter Mayhew and David Prowse (uncredited)
Derek Chafer .... film extra (uncredited)
Maureen Charlton .... film extra (uncredited)
David Church .... film extra (uncredited)
Norton Clarke .... film extra (uncredited)
Robert Clarke .... film extra (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... film extra (uncredited)
Ron Conrad .... film extra (uncredited)
Jenny Cresswell .... film extra (uncredited)
Jack Dearlove .... stand-in: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Malcolm Dixon .... film extra (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... film extra (uncredited)
Peter Dukes .... film extra (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... film extra (uncredited)
Jonathan Erland .... film extra (uncredited)
Roy Everson .... stand-in: David Prowse (uncredited)
David Eynon .... film extra (uncredited)
Stenson Falke .... film extra (uncredited)
Kathryn Farrar .... production controller (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Ray Ford .... film extra (uncredited)
John Forgeham .... film extra (uncredited)
Anthony Forrest .... film extra (uncredited)
Terry Francis .... film extra (uncredited)
Stuart Freeborn .... creature design supervisor (uncredited)
Peter Geddis .... film extra (uncredited)
Laurie Goode .... film extra (uncredited)
Pat Gorman .... film extra (uncredited)
Charlie Gray .... film extra (uncredited)
James Harris .... miscellaneous crew (uncredited)
Noel Hawkins .... film extra (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Simon Henderson .... film extra (uncredited)
Walter Henry .... film extra (uncredited)
Colin Higgins .... film extra (uncredited)
Dave Holland .... film extra (uncredited)
Clay Hunter .... film extra (uncredited)
Ken Hutchins .... film extra (uncredited)
Steve Ismay .... film extra (uncredited)
Patrick Jordan .... film extra (uncredited)
Nick Joseph .... film extra (uncredited)
Ellison Kemp .... film extra (uncredited)
John Ketteringham .... film extra (uncredited)
Mark Kirby .... film extra (uncredited)
Anthony Lang .... film extra (uncredited)
Michael Leader .... film extra (uncredited)
George Leech .... film extra (uncredited)
Wendy Leech .... film extra (uncredited)
Terence McGovern .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Giles Melville .... film extra (uncredited)
Craig Miller .... marketing consultant (uncredited)
Mykel Mills .... film extra (uncredited)
James Muir .... film extra (uncredited)
Declan Mulholland .... stand in: Jabba (uncredited)
Christopher Muncke .... film extra (uncredited)
Mike Mungarvan .... film extra (uncredited)
Stuart Myers .... film extra (uncredited)
Robert O'Mahoney .... film extra (uncredited)
George Oliver .... film extra (uncredited)
Len Piper .... stand-in: Declan Mulholland (uncredited)
Martyn Read .... film extra (uncredited)
Henry Roberts .... film extra (uncredited)
Arthur Rowton .... film extra (uncredited)
Peter Roy .... film extra (uncredited)
Ian Selby .... film extra (uncredited)
Harry Shearer .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Larry Sheppard .... film extra (uncredited)
Sally Sinclair .... film extra (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... film extra (uncredited)
Guy Standeven .... film extra (uncredited)
Edward Summer .... marketing consultant (uncredited)
Barry Summerford .... film extra (uncredited)
Alan Swaden .... film extra (uncredited)
Ron Tarr .... film extra (uncredited)
Reg Thomason .... film extra (uncredited)
Cy Town .... film extra (uncredited)
Robert van Kaphengst .... film extra (uncredited)
Kelly Varney .... film extra (uncredited)
Terry Walsh .... film extra (uncredited)
Bob Watson .... film extra (uncredited)
Malcolm Weaver .... film extra (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... film extra (uncredited)
Tom Weldin .... film extra (uncredited)
Ted Western .... film extra (uncredited)
John Wreford .... film extra (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title), USA (reissue title)
"A New Hope" - USA (short version)
"La guerra de las estrellas" - USA (Spanish title)
"Star Wars" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Star Wars: A New Hope" - USA (video box title)
"La guerra de las galaxias" - Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain (alternative title), Uruguay (original subtitled version), Venezuela
"Звёздные войны. Эпизод 4: Новая надежда" - Russia, Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Hvězdné války" - Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia (Czech title)
"La guerre des étoiles" - Canada (French title), France
"Star Wars: Episódio IV - Uma Nova Esperança" - Brazil (DVD box title), Portugal (imdb display title)
"Star Wars: Episodio IV - Una nueva esperanza" - Mexico (reissue title), Spain (imdb display title)
"Stjärnornas krig" - Finland (Swedish title) (imdb display title), Sweden
"Ο πόλεμος των άστρων" - Greece
"Звёздные войны" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Зорянi вiйни. Епiзод 4: Нова надiя" - Ukraine
"Междузвездни войни: Епизод IV - Нова Надежда" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"A Guerra das Estrelas" - Portugal (alternative title)
"Csillagok háborúja" - Hungary
"Guerra nas Estrelas" - Brazil
"Guerre stellari" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Gwiezdne wojny" - Poland
"Gwiezdne wojny, czesc IV: Nowa nadzieja" - Poland (reissue title)
"Hviezdne vojny 4: Nová nádej" - Slovakia (imdb display title)
"Jang-e setarehha" - Iran (Persian title) (alternative title)
"Krieg de sterne" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"Krieg der Sterne" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"La guerra de les galàxies" - Spain (Catalan title)
"La guerra de les galàxies: Una nova esperança" - Spain (Catalan title) (reissue title)
"La guerre des étoiles - Un nouvel éspoir" - Canada (French title) (TV title)
"O polemos ton astron" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"O polemos ton astron: Mia nea elpida" - Greece (video title)
"Războiul Stelelor: Ediţie specială" - Romania
"Ratovi zvezda - Nova nada" - Serbia (alternative title)
"Ratovi zvijezda" - Croatia (video title)
"Ratovi zvijezda IV: Nova nada" - Croatia (imdb display title)
"Razboiul stelelor" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Star Wars" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Star Wars - Episode IV: Eine neue Hoffnung" - Germany (new title)
"Star Wars Episode IV: Et nytt håp" - Norway (new title)
"Star Wars IV - Una nuova speranza" - Italy (video box title)
"Star Wars IV. - Egy új remény" - Hungary
"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Star Wars: Episodio IV - Una nuova speranza" - Italy (new title)
"Star wars IV - uusi toivo" - Finland (DVD title)
"Star wars: Épisode IV, la guerre des étoiles" - France (TV title)
"Star wars: Episodi IV - Uusi toivo" - Finland (TV title)
"Star wars: Osa IV - Uus lootus" - Estonia (imdb display title)
"Stjörnustríð" - Iceland
"Stjernekrigen" - Denmark
"Sutâ wôzu episoddo 4: Aratanaru kibô" - Japan
"Tähtede sõda" - Estonia
"Tähtien sota" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Vojna zvezd: Epizoda IV - Novo upanje" - Slovenia (imdb display title)
"Yildiz Savaslari" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Yildiz Savaslari: Bölüm IV - Yeni Bir Umut" - Turkey (Turkish title) (alternative title)
"Zvaigzdziu karai" - Lithuania (imdb display title)
"Zvezdani ratovi: Nova nada" - Serbia (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sci-fi violence and brief mild language
Runtime:
121 min | 125 min (special edition)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (as Dolby System) (35 mm prints) (1977 print) | DTS-Stereo (as DTS Stereo® in selected theatres) (1997 print) | Dolby Digital (as Dolby® Digital in selected theatres) (1997 print) | SDDS (as Sony Dynamic Digital SoundTM in selected theatres) (1997 print) | Mono (some 35 mm prints) (other 16 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Brazil:Livre (Trilogy Special Edition cinema rating - 1997) (TV rating - 2002) (video re-release re-rating on appeal - 2005) | Brazil:10 (original rating) | Brazil:12 (video rating - 1991) (original video re-release rating - 2005) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (special edition) | Denmark:12 | Denmark:11 (special edition) | Finland:K-11/9 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-8 (1997) | Finland:K-12 (1977) | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 (original rating) | Germany:6 (special edition) | Hong Kong:I | Hungary:12 | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:LH (original version) (video re-rating) | Iceland:L (special edition) | India:UA (special edition) (1997) | India:U (original rating) (1978) | Ireland:G | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Mexico:AA | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:12 (DVD/Blu-Ray rating) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:12 | Norway:11 (special edition) | Peru:Apt | Poland:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Russia:0+ | Russia:12+ (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG (special edition) | South Africa:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:PG (certificate #24925)
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Trivia:
In order to illustrate the look he wanted for the Mos Eisley scenes, George Lucas screened for his crew C'era Una Volta Il Ouest (1968) and Fellini - Satyricon (1969). The Leone western features a scene in which a character shoots another character with a gun hidden under the table similar to how Han Solo shoots Greedo. The Fellini film features many bizarre-looking characters and inspired the cantina scene.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Obi-Wan talks to Luke about the force for the first time, there's no mention of "midichlorians" because they didn't exist back in 1977, when this movie first came out. It's clear George Lucas had a good overall idea of where he wanted his story to go, however it's also clear that many little details, including midichlorians, were added later on. Obi-Wan doesn't mention them here because Lucas hadn't thought them up yet. From the character's point of view, midichlorians are trivial and not significant enough to mention.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
C-3PO:Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
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193 out of 272 people found the following review useful.
The greatest cinematic epic of all time begins here., 25 April 2005
Author: budmassey (cyberbarrister@gmail.com) from Indianapolis, IN

Here begins the greatest cinematic epic of all time, and arguably one of the greatest stories ever told. Originally conceived as a serialized popcorn movie in the manner of the old action movies that Lucas grew up with, Star Wars surpassed even George's keen and bombastic imagination to become a central part of movie history.

There are countless tales of the making of this movie; how Lucas never believed he would get the chance to complete the series, how it spawned an industry and made the name of nearly everyone who touched it a household word. But what that does not reveal, nor do the much diminished prequels, is the sheer joy and excitement these movies generated.

It was a once in a lifetime experience. You could feel it from opening day, earlier if you paid attention to such things. We had never seen anything like it, and we are not likely to again.

This episode finds young Luke Skywalker yearning to leave the agrarian life he has with his aunt and uncle, and chase after adventure as his friends before him have already done. And what adventure there is. The galaxy is in the grip of a massive rebellion against a tyrannical and oppressive empire, but on Luke's home planet, it's something you only dare speak of in a whisper.

Along come two robots, "Droids" for short, who inadvertently involve Luke in a stellar attempt to contact an old wizard named Ben Kenobi, who lives in the caves near Luke's home.

The rest is history, and there isn't a person alive in the civilized world who doesn't have at least some awareness of the epic story that unfolds. Luke's rise from adolescent obscurity on Tatooine to a leading role in the greatest struggle of all time is told with humor, action, adventure, and always a sense of story that is unmatched on the screen or on the page.

With the completion of the prequel trilogy, these films are enjoying a renewed popularity among a generation that never saw the films on the big screen, and the theatric revivals are almost guaranteed. Go. Get some popcorn. And may the Force be with you.

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