Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Director: George Lucas | Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Released: 1977 | Runtime: 121 min

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Quotes

  • Obi-Wan : I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.
    Luke : What is it?
    Obi-Wan : Your father's light saber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times... before the Empire.
  • Obi-Wan : There was nothing you could have done, Luke, had you been there. You'd have been killed too, and the droids would now be in the hands of the Empire.
    Luke : I want to come with you to Alderaan. There's nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father.
  • Aunt Beru : Where are you going?
    Luke : Looks like I'm going nowhere... I'm gonna finish cleaning those 'droids.
    Aunt Beru : [ after Luke leaves ] Owen, he can't stay here forever, most of his friends have gone. It means so much to him.
    Uncle Owen : Well, I'll make it up to him next year, I promise.
    Aunt Beru : Luke's just not a farmer, Owen. He has too much of his father in him.
    Uncle Owen : That's what I'm afraid of.
  • Officer Cass : Our scout ships have reached Dantooine. They found the remains of a Rebel base, but they estimate that it has been deserted for some time. They are now conducting an extensive search of the surrounding systems.
    Governor Tarkin : [ referring to Leia ] She lied. She lied to us!
    Darth Vader : I told you she would never consciously betray the Rebellion.
    Governor Tarkin : Terminate her... immediately!
  • [ Ponda Baba gives Luke a rough shove and starts yelling at Luke in an alien language which Luke doesn't understand ]
    Dr. Evazan : [ explaining ] He doesn't like you.
    Luke : Sorry.
    Dr. Evazan : [ grabbing Luke ] *I* don't like you either. You just watch yourself. We're wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems.
    Luke : I'll be careful.
    Dr. Evazan : You'll be dead!
    Obi-Wan : [ intervening ] This little one's not worth the effort. Come, let me get you something. [ Dr. Evazan shoves Luke across the room and pulls out a blaster ]
    Bartender : No blasters! No blasters! [ Obi-Wan ignites his lightsaber, severing Ponda Baba's arm ]
  • Darth Vader : I have you now!
  • Luke : You know, I think that R2 unit we bought may have been stolen.
    Uncle Owen : What makes you think that?
    Luke : Well, I stumbled across a recording while I was cleaning him. He says that he belongs to someone named Obi-Wan Kenobi. I thought he might have meant old Ben. Do you know what he's talking about?
    Uncle Owen : Uh-uh.
    Luke : I wonder if he's related to Ben.
    Uncle Owen : That wizard is just a crazy old man. Now, tomorrow I want you to take that R2 unit to Anchorhead and have it's memory erased. That'll be the end of it. It belongs to us now.
    Luke : But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him?
    Uncle Owen : He won't. I don't think he exists anymore. He died about the same time as your father.
    Luke : He knew my father?
    Uncle Owen : I told you to forget it.
  • Darth Vader : He is here.
    Governor Tarkin : Obi-Wan Kenobi? What makes you think so?
    Darth Vader : A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.
    Governor Tarkin : Surely he must be dead by now.
    Darth Vader : Don't underestimate the Force.
    Governor Tarkin : The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion. [ answering a comm signal ]
    Governor Tarkin : Yes?
    Voice over comm : We have an emergency alert in detention block AA-23.
    Governor Tarkin : The Princess? Put all sections on alert.
    Darth Vader : Obi-wan *is* here. The Force is with him.
    Governor Tarkin : If you're right, he must not be allowed to escape.
    Darth Vader : Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone.
  • General Tagge : What of the Rebellion? If the Rebels have obtained a complete technical reading of this station, it is possible, however unlikely, they might find a weakness and exploit it.
    Darth Vader : The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.
    Admiral Motti : Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they have obtained. This station is now the ultimate power in the universe! I suggest we use it!
    Darth Vader : Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the potential of the Force.
    Admiral Motti : Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerous ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you enough clairvoyance to find the rebels' hidden fortress... [ Vader makes a pinching motion and Motti starts choking ]
    Darth Vader : I find your lack of faith disturbing.
    Governor Tarkin : Enough of this! Vader, release him!
    Darth Vader : As you wish. [ He does ]
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