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Star Wars Episode IV:
A New Hope
Directed byGeorge Lucas
Produced byGary Kurtz
Rick McCallum
(Special Edition)
Written byGeorge Lucas
StarringMark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Peter Cushing
Alec Guinness
Music byJohn Williams
CinematographyGilbert Taylor, BSC
Edited byRichard Chew
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
May 25, 1977 (USA)
October 27, 1977 (Australia)
December 27, 1977 (UK)
Running time
121 min. (original)
125 min. (Special Edition)
CountryUnited States

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was the fourth 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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