Star Wars

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Runtime: 121 minutes

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Star Wars is a action film released in 1977. It is based on the book "Star Wars: A New Hope" by Lucas, George. . It's the predecessor to the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. The film stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa. Star Wars was produced for $11,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $461,000,000 in ticket sales and $271,000,000 in rental and home sales.

Star Wars was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in nine categories. It won the Oscar for art direction , costume design, film editing, music (original score), sound and visual effects. It was also an Oscar nominee for directing, best picture and writing (screenplay written directly for the screen--based on factual material or on story material .

Related Movies:
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

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" Where are you taking this... thing?
Imperial Officer


'George Lucas (I)' (qv) started writing the screenplay in 1974.

Filming Locations

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Ajim, Jerba, Tunisia

Chott el Djerid, Nefta, Tunisia

Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK

Sidi Bouhlel, Tozeur, Tunisia

Sidi Driss Hotel, Matmata, Tunisia

Yuma, Arizona, USA

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