Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

  1. George Lucas

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Liam Neeson

    Liam Neeson

    Qui-Gon Jinn

  2. Ewan McGregor

    Ewan McGregor

    Obi Wan Kenobi

  3. Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman

    Queen Amidala / Padmé

  4. Jake Lloyd

    Jake Lloyd

    Anakin Skywalker

  5. Ian McDiarmid

    Ian McDiarmid

    Senator Palpatine

  6. Anthony Daniels

    Anthony Daniels

    C-3PO (voice)

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 16m

Budget $115,000,000.00

Revenue $924,317,558.00


Release Information

  • May 19, 1999
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by NeoBrowser

By NeoBrowser

If it were the first "Star Wars" movie, "The Phantom Menace" would be hailed as a visionary breakthrough. But this is the fourth movie of the famous series, and we think we know the territory; many of the early reviews have been blase, paying lip service to the visuals and wondering why the characters aren't better developed. How quickly do we grow accustomed to wonders. I am reminded of the Isaac Asimov story "Nightfall," about the planet where the stars were visible only once in a thousand years. So awesome was the sight that it drove men mad. We who can see the stars every night glance up ca... read the rest.

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