About

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

8.6
15k
Directed by

George Lucas

Written by

George Lucas (Writer)

Runtime

121 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Cast

Keywords

rebellion jedi space opera hermit rescue mission android smuggler totalitarianism planet death star galaxy lightsaber empire the force galactic war stormtrooper star wars

Photos

Lists

#21 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#116 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#13 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#22 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Film Editing Paul Hirsch Marcia Lucas Richard Chew

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects Richard Edlund Grant McCune

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score John Williams

Special Achievement Award Ben Burtt