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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Directed by J. J. Abrams
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by George Lucas
Starring
Music by Don Davis
Cinematography Daniel Mindel
Editing by
  • Maryann Brandon
  • Mary Jo Markey
Studio
Distributed by
Release date(s) December 18, 2015 (2015-12-18)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200 million

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is an American epic space opera movie premiered in 2015. It is by Lucasfilm and also by Bad Robot Productions, and distributed by 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm. It is the seventh movie in the Star Wars movie series. It was directed by J. J. Abrams and written by George Lucas.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher play the roles they played in the original movies. The movie score was composed by John Williams. The movie was released on December 18, 2015. In November 2014, the title of the movie was announced as Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Release Dates

Country Premiere
 Belgium 16 December 2015
 Bahrain 16 December 2015
 Switzerland 16 December 2015 (French speaking region)
 Switzerland 16 December 2015 (Italian speaking region)
 Denmark 16 December 2015
 Finland 16 December 2015
 France 16 December 2015
 Italy 16 December 2015
 Luxembourg 16 December 2015
 Morocco 16 December 2015
 Netherlands 16 December 2015
 Norway 16 December 2015
 Sweden 16 December 2015
 South Africa 16 December 2015
 United Arab Emirates 17 December 2015
 Armenia 17 December 2015
 Argentina 17 December 2015
 Austria 17 December 2015
 Australia 17 December 2015
 Azerbaijan 17 December 2015
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 December 2015
 Brazil 17 December 2015
 Belarus 17 December 2015
 Switzerland 17 December 2015 (German speaking region)
 Chile 17 December 2015
 Colombia 17 December 2015
 Czech Republic 17 December 2015
 Germany 17 December 2015
 Dominican Republic 17 December 2015
 Egypt 17 December 2015
 Fiji 17 December 2015
 United Kingdom 17 December 2015
 Guatemala 17 December 2015
 Hong Kong 17 December 2015
 Croatia 17 December 2015
 Ireland 17 December 2015
 Israel 17 December 2015
 Iceland 17 December 2015
 South Korea 17 December 2015
 Kuwait 17 December 2015
 Kazakhstan 17 December 2015
 Lebanon 17 December 2015
 Macedonia 17 December 2015
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 Malaysia 17 December 2015
 New Zealand 17 December 2015
 Peru 17 December 2015
 Philippines 17 December 2015
 Portugal 17 December 2015
 Serbia 17 December 2015
 Russia 17 December 2015
 Singapore 17 December 2015
 Slovenia 17 December 2015
 Slovakia 17 December 2015
 Thailand 17 December 2015
 Turkey 17 December 2015
 Taiwan 17 December 2015
 Ukraine 17 December 2015
 Uruguay 17 December 2015
 Bulgaria 18 December 2015
 Bolivia 18 December 2015
 Canada 18 December 2015
 Estonia 18 December 2015
 Spain 18 December 2015
 Hungary 18 December 2015
 Indonesia 18 December 2015
 Japan 18 December 2015
Cambodia Cambodia 18 December 2015
 Lithuania 18 December 2015
 Latvia 18 December 2015
 Nepal 18 December 2015
 Poland 18 December 2015
 Romania 18 December 2015
 Tunisia 18 December 2015
 United States 18 December 2015
 Venezuela 18 December 2015
 Vietnam 18 December 2015
 Greece 24 December 2015
 Bangladesh 25 December 2015
 Cyprus 25 December 2015
 India 25 December 2015
 Pakistan 25 December 2015
 China 9 January 2016

Story

The story is set about thirty years after Return of the Jedi and the death of Darth Vader and the Emperor. It is about three young people and characters from the previous movies.

Cast

  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo, a smuggler that takes control of the Millennium Falcon with his lifelong friend Chewbacca. He is romantically linked to Princess Leia who is now general of the resistance. Solo is killed by his son Kylo Ren (Ben Solo) towards the end of the movie.
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Skywalker only appeared in the ending with no lines just staring at Rey assuming his future involvement in the sequel.
  • Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, is the official general in command of the resistance and lover of Han Solo. She is the mother of the villain Kylo Ren (Ben Solo).
  • Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, a dark warrior strong with the Force, originally a member of the Knights of Ren, and commander of the First Order. He is the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia.
  • Daisy Ridley as Rey, a scavenger on the desert planet Jakku. On the character, Ridley said, "She's completely self-sufficient and does everything for herself, until she meets another character and an adventure begins."
  • John Boyega as Finn, a redeemed First Order stormtrooper. On how Finn fits into the film, Boyega said, "When we find Finn, he's in incredible danger. And the way he reacts to this danger changes his life, and launches him into the Star Wars universe in a very unique way."
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, a Resistance X-wing pilot. On the character, Isaac said, "He's the best freaking pilot in the galaxy... He's been sent on a mission by a certain princess, and he ends up coming up across [Finn], and their fates are forever intertwined."
  • Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, a pirate.
  • Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Kylo Ren's master and a powerful figure of the Dark Side of the Force.
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
  • Max von Sydow as Lor San Tekka

Additionally, Kenny Baker and Tim Rose reprise their roles as R2-D2 and Admiral Ackbar, respectively, from previous films. Gwendoline Christie stars as Captain Phasma, an officer in the First Order, and Kiran Shah stars as Teedo, a scavenger on Jakku who rides a semi-mechanical Luggabeast. Additionally, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Christina Chong, Miltos Yerolemou, Greg Grunberg, Warwick Davis, Billie Lourd, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, Amybeth Hargreaves, Leanne Best, Jessica Henwick, and Simon Pegg were cast in minor roles. Daniel Craig has a cameo appearance as a Stormtrooper. Ewan McGregor voiced Obi-Wan Kenobi in a scene.

Release

The movie was released on December 18, 2015 on IMAX.

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