Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Star Wars Episode IV:
A New Hope
Directed by George Lucas
Produced by Gary Kurtz
Rick McCallum
(Special Edition)
Written by George Lucas
Starring Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Peter Cushing
Alec Guinness
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor, BSC
Editing by Richard Chew
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
Release date(s) May 25, 1977 (USA)
October 27, 1977 (Australia)
December 27, 1977 (UK)
Running time 121 min. (original)
125 min. (Special Edition)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $11,000,000

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is the first film in the Star Wars saga. The movie was released in 1977 and is a mix of science fiction, fantasy, action and drama.

Plot[change | change source]

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.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 25 May 1977
 France 19 October 1977
 Italy 21 October 1977
 Australia 27 October 1977
 Spain 7 November 1977
 Greece 8 November 1977
 Portugal 6 December 1977
 Netherlands 15 December 1977
 Finland 16 December 1977
 Sweden 16 December 1977
Mexico Mexico 23 December 1977
 Argentina 25 December 1977
 Colombia 25 December 1977
 Denmark 26 December 1977
 Norway 26 December 1977
Republic of Ireland Ireland 27 December 1977
 Uruguay 1 January 1978
 Hong Kong 26 January 1978
 United Kingdom 29 January 1978
 Brazil 30 January 1978
 West Germany 9 February 1978
 Peru 23 February 1978
 South Korea 1 June 1978
 Japan 30 June 1978
 India 1 July 1978
 Iceland 9 July 1978
 Iran 20 July 1978
 Turkey 1979
 Hungary 16 August 1979
 Bulgaria 26 April 1982
 Soviet Union September 1990
 Czechoslovakia 25 July 1991

Special Edition[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 31 January 1997
 Taiwan 13 February 1997
 Belgium 19 March 1997
 France 19 March 1997
 Yugoslavia 19 March 1997
 Australia 20 March 1997
 Germany 20 March 1997
 Spain 20 March 1997
 Netherlands 20 March 1997
 Austria 21 March 1997
 Brazil 21 March 1997
 Switzerland 21 March 1997
 Colombia 21 March 1997
 Finland 21 March 1997
 United Kingdom 21 March 1997
Republic of Ireland Ireland 21 March 1997
 Israel 21 March 1997
 Iceland 21 March 1997
 Italy 21 March 1997
Mexico Mexico 21 March 1997
 Norway 21 March 1997
 Poland 21 March 1997
 Portugal 21 March 1997
 Romania 21 March 1997
 Sweden 21 March 1997
 Uruguay 21 March 1997
 South Africa 21 March 1997
 Venezuela 26 March 1997
 Argentina 27 March 1997
 Bolivia 27 March 1997
 Chile 27 March 1997
 Czech Republic 27 March 1997
 Hong Kong 27 March 1997
 Croatia 27 March 1997
 Hungary 27 March 1997
 New Zealand 27 March 1997
 Peru 27 March 1997
 Slovenia 27 March 1997
 Bulgaria 28 March 1997
 Greece 28 March 1997
 Lebanon 28 March 1997
 Lithuania 28 March 1997
 Latvia 28 March 1997
 Panama 28 March 1997
 Thailand 28 March 1997
 Turkey 28 March 1997
 Jamaica 2 April 1997
 Denmark 4 April 1997
 South Korea 12 April 1997
 India 18 April 1997
 Egypt 28 April 1997
 Malaysia 1 May 1997
 Singapore 29 May 1997
 Estonia 30 May 1997
 Japan 31 May 1997
 Indonesia 17 June 1997

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