Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

1977 - 125 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.20 : 1
US release date: May 25, 1977
Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Budget: $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $35,906,661 (USA)


Part IV in George Lucas' epic, Star Wars: A New Hope opens with a Rebel ship being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. The plot then follows the life of a simple farm boy, Luke Skywalker, as he and his newly met allies (Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2) attempt to rescue a Rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empire's most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.


Luke Skywalker - Mark Hamill
Han Solo - Harrison Ford
Princess Leia Organa - Carrie Fisher
Grand Moff Tarkin - Peter Cushing
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi - Alec Guinness
C-3PO - Anthony Daniels
R2-D2 - Kenny Baker
Chewbacca - Peter Mayhew
Darth Vader - David Prowse
Darth Vader (voice) - James Earl Jones



Director - George Lucas

Writing credits

Writer - George Lucas


Executive producer - George Lucas
Producer - Gary Kurtz