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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)
Patricia 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
Derek Ball .... production sound mixer
Ben Burtt .... sound designer: 1997 & 2004 editions
Ben Burtt .... special dialogue and sound effects
Gene Corso .... sound editor
Gordon Davidson .... sound editor
Teresa Eckton .... sound editor: 1997 & 2004 editions
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer (as Lester Fresholtz)
Roxanne Jones .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Katz .... sound consultant: Dolby
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer (as Robert Litt)
Don MacDougall .... re-recording mixer
Robert Marty .... assistant sound editor (1997 special edition)
Bob Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer (as Mike Minkler)
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
Gary Rizzo .... digital mix technician (1997 special edition) (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Ronald G. Roumas .... re-recordist (1997 special edition)
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound editor
Karen Sharp .... assistant sound editor
Sam F. Shaw .... supervising sound editor (as Sam Shaw)
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer (1997 special edition)
Ray West .... re-recording mixer
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)
Scott Balcerek .... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (1997 special edition)
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)
Bridgid O'Donnell .... restoration supervisor (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)
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)
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)
 
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)
Michael Bell .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Stanley Bielecki .... advertising and publicity consultant (uncredited)
Stephen Calcutt .... stand-in: Peter Mayhew and David Prowse (uncredited)
Jack Dearlove .... stand-in: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Kathryn Farrar .... production controller (1997 special edition) (uncredited)
Stuart Freeborn .... creature design supervisor (uncredited)
James Harris .... miscellaneous crew (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Terence McGovern .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Craig Miller .... marketing consultant (uncredited)
Declan Mulholland .... stand in: Jabba (uncredited)
Len Piper .... stand-in: Declan Mulholland (uncredited)
Harry Shearer .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Edward Summer .... marketing consultant (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 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)
"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)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
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: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 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) | West Germany:12 (original rating)
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Trivia:
The final version of the opening crawl for this movie was co-written by Brian De Palma after complaining that the previous (third draft) version was too difficult to understand.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After their escape from the trash compactor, Han and Luke exchange their belts for stormtrooper belts and blasters. As they escape from the Death Star, Han sits in the pilot's chair wearing the stormtrooper belt, but when he gets up to go to the gunnery chair he's wearing his original gun belt and blaster.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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Chad Vader (2006) (V)See more »

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99 out of 132 people found the following review useful.
The Best of Sci-Fi Times,the Worst of sf Times, 25 December 2005
Author: Bogmeister from United States

Though now known as "Episode IV-A New Hope," for many of us, namely those of us who first saw this exhilarating entertainment in theaters back in '77, this will always be the first "Star Wars." We will always think of it as just "Star Wars" - plain & simple, no pretensions, no aspirations to deep film-making or high art. This is where we first met them all: Luke, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi (old 'Ben'), Chewbacca, the 2 robots C3PO & R2D2 and, of course, Darth Vader. They were instant pop culture icons; you got the sense you'd seen them before somewhere, but were sure this wasn't possible. But they'd been there before in our minds. We'd read about them constantly in science fiction novels and short stories - tales of outer space civilizations, of spaceships zooming through asteroid belts, of exotic-looking aliens hanging around space ports. We'd dream about them at night and try to imagine ourselves in their midst; up until then, we could only imagine such things - there were no projected images to realize such dreams. "Forbidden Planet" from 1956 came close, and then there were the "Star Trek" and "Lost in Space" TV series, both hampered by dime store budgets and cheesy sets. We ate 'em up since there was nothing else. Then Lucas made it real.

I remember when I first got wind of the upcoming movie, to open in May of 1977, I think. I saw the first publicized poster and bought the novel adaptation. On the poster, a young man stood with some light sword raised, a princess at his feet, numerous spaceships flying all over the place. I was in my mid-teens and felt the first pulse of building excitement as I realized all those fantastic tales I'd been reading the past few years were going to come alive on the big screen for me. It didn't disappoint. Luke Skywalker, who stood in for all the boys pretending to be on a galactic adventure, gets swept away from his mundane desert home smack dab into the middle of an honest-to-gosh galaxy-wide civil war! The strength of the narrative is / was amazing. There are no slow spots and you can't wait for the next scene during the entire experience; and, experience is the better description for it, rather than just 'movie.' You can't wait, for example, for the moment when Luke actually meets the princess; what will happen then? It's a textbook case of an exciting narrative and what I believe makes this superior to all the sequels (knowing that many feel "The Empire Strikes Back" is superior - I must disagree).

The one character you really can't wait to see again is the ominous Vader, naturally. The instant he steps into view during the first few minutes of the story, you just know this is the ultimate villain. This is the baddest of the bad, the coolest of the cool, the supreme uber-evildoer of the entire galaxy. You just know it by his stance, by his attitude, and by the electric chill that runs through your frail form as he steps down the corridor, moving into the annals of film history with one fell swoop. You can't wait to see what he does next, what nefarious action will send someone or some planet to its doom. Sure, he seems under the control of Tarkin (Cushing) here and later, the Emperor, but you just know he's simply biding his time until he takes over the whole damn universe. There is no precedent for Vader, and nothing close to him after. He's at his best here where there's still much mystery attached to his dark frightful form, a minion of Satan and Nazi stormtroopers all rolled into one.

This was also the movie-experience which catapulted Harrison Ford (Solo) into superstardom. He seems almost childish here, not really straining to create a character, and it's this flip charm that makes it work, against all odds. He really does appear to have stepped out of the pages of some juvenile space opera, laser guns blazing, all snide remarks and foolhardy bravado. But he also becomes the older brother figure to Luke, who cannot carry the story by himself. Hamill, whose movie career began & ended with Luke, epitomizes the center of destiny for a galaxy. Both humble and arrogant, he's perfect in the role. Fisher's main surprise is that she's not all sugar and sweet as one would expect of a princess. These three characters evolved in the next two films, but they were always at their best here, icons given life for a short period - but also forever in film. The same could be said for Alec Guinness as Kenobi, a first class act all the way. You almost believe this elderly warrior could topple an empire, given enough time. Unless he runs into Vader...

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