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.

  1. George Lucas

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mark Hamill

    Mark Hamill

    Luke Skywalker

  2. Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford

    Han Solo

  3. Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher

    Princess Leia Organa

  4. Peter Cushing

    Peter Cushing

    Grand Moff Tarkin

  5. Alec Guinness

    Alec Guinness

    Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 25, 1977
    PG, Theatrical
  • April 4, 1997
    PG, Physical
  • January 1, 2004
    PG, Physical

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $775,398,007.00

Homepage http://www.starwars.com/films/star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope



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