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Star Wars Episode IV:
A New Hope
Directed by George Lucas
Produced by Gary Kurtz
Rick McCallum
(Special Edition)
Written by George Lucas
Starring Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Peter Cushing
Alec Guinness
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor, BSC
Editing by Richard Chew
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) May 25, 1977 (USA)
October 27, 1977 (Australia)
December 27, 1977 (UK)
Running time 121 min. (original)
125 min. (Special Edition)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $11,000,000

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is the first film in the Star Wars saga. The movie was released in 1977 and is a mix of science fiction, fantasy, action and drama.


Princess Leia Organa is a prisoner of the evil Empire. She was captured by Darth Vader, who is helping the Empire stop a rebellion, by using the Death Star. Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo work together to rescue her. They are helped by the droids (or robots) R2-D2 and C-3PO. With the princess, they try to stop the Empire and bring peace and happiness to the galaxy.


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