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

The story concerns a farm boy named Luke Skywalker who discovers that the used robot recently purchased by his family plays back a message from one Princess Leia, begging for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke asks his father's friend Ben Kenobi about this, and he discovers that Ben and Obi-Wan are one and the same. Kenobi tells Luke of the battle of the rebels against the ruling Empire and the spiritual energy called "The Force." Soon Luke, Kenobi, and a mercenary named Han Solo join forces to rescue Princess Leia from the Empire's mammoth warship, the Death Star, controlled by evil genius Darth Vader.

  • 2HR 1MIN ' PG
  • Sci-Fi

Cast & Crew

  • Mark Hamill

    Mark HamillLuke Skywalker

  • Harrison Ford

    Harrison FordHan Solo

  • Carrie Fisher

    Carrie FisherPrincess Leia Organa

  • Alec Guinness

    Alec GuinnessBen (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

  • James Earl Jones

    James Earl JonesVoice of Lord Darth Vader

  • George Lucas

    George LucasWriter & Director

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