Star Wars (film)

Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)[3][4] is a 1977 American epic space opera film[5][6] written an directit bi George Lucas.

Star Wars
Directit biGeorge Lucas
Produced biGary Kurtz
Written biGeorge Lucas
Muisic biJohn Williams
CinematographyGilbert Taylor
Eeditit bi
Distributit bi20th Century Fox1
Release date
  • 25 Mey 1977 (1977-05-25)
Rinnin time
121 minutes[1]
KintraUnitit States
Budget$11 million[2]
Box office$775.4 million[2]


Country Premiere
  Unitit States 25 May 1977
  Fraunce 19 October 1977
  Italy 20 October 1977
  Australie 27 October 1977
  Spain 7 November 1977
  Greece 8 November 1977
  Portugal 6 December 1977
  Netherlands 15 December 1977
  Finland 16 December 1977
  Swaden 16 December 1977
  Mexico 23 December 1977
  Argentinae 25 December 1977
  Colombie 25 December 1977
  Denmark 26 December 1977
  Norawa 26 December 1977
  Ireland 27 December 1977
  Uruguay 1 Januar 1978
  Hong Kong 26 Januar 1978
  Unitit Kinrick 29 Januar 1978
  Brazil 30 Januar 1978
  Wast Germany 9 Februar 1978
  Peru 23 Februar 1978
  Sooth Korea 1 Juin 1978
  Japan 30 Juin 1978
  Indie 1 Julie 1978
  Iceland 9 Julie 1978
  Iran 20 Julie 1978
  Turkey 1979
  Poland 30 Mairch 1979
  Hungary 16 August 1979
  Bulgarie 26 Apryle 1982
  Soviet Union September 1990
  Czechoslovakie 25 Julie 1991


The galaxy is in a ceevil war, an spies for the Rebel Alliance hae stolen plans tae the Galactic Empire's Daith Starn, a hivily airmed an armored space station capable o destroyin an entire planet. Rebel leader Princess Leia is in possession o the plans, but her ship is capturt bi Imperial forces unner the command o the evil lord Darth Vader. Afore she is capturt, Leia hides the plans in the memory o an astromech droid cried R2-D2, alang wi a holographic recordin. The droid, accompanied bi fellae protocol droid C-3PO, escape frae the capturt ship tae the desert planet Tatooine.

The droids are captured bi Jawa traders, who sell the pair tae moistur farmers Owen an Beru Lars an thair nephew, Luke Skywalker. While cleanin R2-D2, Luke accidentally triggers pairt o Leia's message, in which she requests help frae Obi-Wan Kenobi. Efter wanderin if she is referrin tae Ben Kenobi, a hermit livin nearbi, Luke retires for the evening. The next morning, Luke finds R2-D2 searchin for Obi-Wan, an meets Ben, who reveals himsel tae be Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan tells Luke o his days as a Jedi Knight, who wur a faction o umwhile galactic peacekeepers wi supernaitural pouers derived frae an energy field cried the Force, an who wur conquered bi the Empire. Contrary tae his uncle's assertions, Luke learns that his faither foucht alangside Obi-Wan as a Jedi Knight afore he wis betrayed an killed bi Vader, Obi-Wan's umwhile pupil who turned tae the dark side o the Force. Obi-Wan then offers Luke his faither's lichtsaber.

Obi-Wan views Leia's complete message in which she begs him tae tak the Daith Starn plans tae her home planet o Alderaan an gie them tae her faither for analysis. Obi-Wan invites Luke tae accompany him tae Alderaan an acome a student o the Force. Luke initially declines, but chynges his mind efter discoverin that Imperial stormtruipers rakin for C-3PO an R2-D2 hae destroyed his home an killed his aunt an uncle. Obi-Wan an Luke veesit the Mos Eisley Cantina, a bar, an hire smuggler Han Solo an his Wookiee first mate Chewbacca tae transport them on thair ship, the Millennium Falcon.

Upon the Falcon's arrival at the location, thay find oot that Alderaan haes been destroyed bi order o the Daith Star's commandin officer, Grand Moff Tarkin, as a demonstration o the Datih Starn's pouer. The Falcon is capturt bi the Daith Starn's tractor beam an brocht intae its hangar bay. While Obi-Wan gangs tae disable the tractor beam, Luke discovers that Leia is imprisoned abuird an, wi the help o Han an Chewbacca, rescues her. Efter several harraein escapes, the group maks its wey back tae the Falcon. Obi-Wan engages in a lichtsaber duel wi Darth Vader an is killed. The Falcon escapes the Daith Starn, but cairies a homin device that enables Tarkin an Vader tae track it tae the rebels' hidden base on Yavin 4.

The rebels' analysis o the Daith Starn plans reveals a vulnerable exhaust port that connects tae the station's main reactor; thay plan a mission tae attack it. Luke joins the rebel assault squadron while Han collects his payment for the transport an intends tae leave despite Luke's request that he stay an help. In the ensuin battle, the rebels suffer hivy losses efter several unsuccessfu attack runs, leavin Luke ane o the few survivin pilots. Vader leads a squad o TIE fichters an prepares tae attack Luke's X-wing ship, but Han returns an fires on the Imperials, sendin Vader spiralin away. Helped bi spiritual advice frae Obi-Wan instructin him tae uise the Force, Luke successfully destroys the Daith Starn, killin Tarkin seiconts afore he can fire on the rebel base. Leia later awairds Luke an Han medals for thair heroism.


  1. "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)". British Board of Film Classification. June 30, 1977. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Star Wars (1977)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  3. Lucas, George (writer/director). (2004). DVD commentary for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. [DVD]. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
  4. "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope". Lucasfilm. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  5. Hilton, Beth (August 13, 2008). "Lucas: 'Star Wars' is not sci-fi". Digital Spy. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved October 18, 2008.
  6. Westfahl 2000, p. 40.