STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE
Release Date: 25 May 1977
Duration (in mins): 121
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
Harrison Ford (Han Solo)
Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa)
Alec Guinness (Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi)
James Earl Jones (Voice of Lord Darth Vader)
Distribution 20th Century Fox
Production Lucasfilm, Ltd.
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 .