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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1977
Running Time: 2 hrs. 01 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: George Lucas
Screenwriter: George Lucas
Producers: Gary Kurtz
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Synopsis

In Episode IV we are introduced to the cast of characters we'll grow to love: Han, Luke, Leia, Ben and the lovable android pair R2D2 and C3PO. The Republic's only hope is the safe arrival of the R2 unit carrying the Death Star plans to the hidden Rebel base. Throw in some X-wings, a princess and a menacing figure with breathing problems and you have yourself a classic.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Original Theatrical Trailer

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Cast

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

Alec Guiness as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi

David Prowse/James Earl Jones as Darth Vader

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

Kenny Baker as R2-D2

Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin

Phil Brown as Owen Lars

Shelagh Frasier as Beru Lars

Alex McCrindle as General Dodonna

Dan Henderson as General Tagge

Richard LeParmentier as Admiral Motti

Peter Geddis as Captain Antilles

Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles

Drew Hemley as Red Leader

Garrick Hagon as Red Three

Jack Klaff as Red Six

William Hootkins as Red Ten

Angus McInnis as Gold Leader

Jeremy Sinden as Gold Two

Graham Asley as Gold Five

Star Wars Awards and Nominations

1977 Academy Awards® Best Score (Win)
Best Sound (Win)
Best Editing (Win)
Best Visual Effects (Win)
Best Costume Design (Win)
Best Art Direction (Win)

Best Picture (Nom)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Supporting Actor - Alec Guinness (Nom)

Best Original Screenplay (Nom)

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A New Hope

Princess Leia ( Carrie Fisher ):

"Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."

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