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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1999
Running Time: 2 hrs. 11 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: George Lucas
Screenwriter: George Lucas
Producers: George Lucas, Rick McCallum
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Synopsis

In Episode I we flashback to Obi-Wan as an apprentice and the discovery of young Anakin Skywalker. Obi-wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and his master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) must save the Naboo people led by Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) from the Sith lords and the greedy Trade Federation. Meanwhile, a younger Yoda has misgivings about training Anakin to become a Jedi Knight.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Original Theatrical Trailer

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Cast

Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Natalie Portman as Queen Padme Amidala

Jake Lloyd as Young Anakin Skywalker

Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu

Frank Oz as Yoda

Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

Kenny Baker as R2-D2

Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks

Ray Park as Darth Maul

Silas Carson as Nute Gunray

Andy Secombe as Watto

Pernilla August as Shmi Skywalker

Hugh Quarshie as Captain Panaka

Lewis MacLeod as Sebulba

Terrence Stamp as Supreme Chancellor Valorum

Brian Blessed as Boss Nass

Keira Knightley as Sabe

Sofia Coppola as Sache

Dominic West as Palace Guard

Oliver Ford Davies as Governor Sio Bibble

Warwick Davis as Wald

Ohruv Chanchani as Kitster

Steven Speirs as Captain Tarpals

Jerome Blake as Rune Haako

Ralph Brown as Ric Olie

Warwick Davis as Weazel

Alan Roscoe as Bib Fortuna

Celia Imrie as Bravo Five

Benedict Taylor as Bravo Two

Clarence Smith as Bravo Three

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Awards and Nominations

1999 Academy Awards®

Best Sound Effects (Nom)

Best Visual Effects (Nom)

Best Sound (Nom)

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The Phantom Menace

Yoda ( Frank Oz ):

"Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you."

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