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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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03.23.08

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) It is a distant galaxy eons before the gestation of the planet Earth. Advancements in technology and science have allowed the evolution of millions of worlds that are otherwise in many respects still primitive. These worlds are somewhat loosely allied into an intergalactic Republic, whose capital world is the planet Coruscant, a planetary city. Upholding order for the Republic are the Jedi, an order of warriors endowed with near-super power derived from self-generated fields of energy known collectively as The Force. Within the Republic, dissident worlds have banded into an alliance known as the Trade Federation, and the Trade Federation is locked in a dispute with the peaceful world of Naboo. Two Jedi knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and his youthful apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, have been sent to Naboo to help mediate an end to the dispute, but Nute Gunray, an alien viceroy, orders them to be killed, and the two Jedi discover upon their escape that the Trade Federation will launch an invasion of Naboo. With the help of a well-meaning but hopelessly subliterate alien native of Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan land on Naboo to rescue her ruler, Queen Amidala, a ruler whose rule is a mixture of monarchy and republican democracy. Escaping Naboo, they are attacked by a Federation base star and are forced to land on the distant planet Tatooine, where in seeking parts to complete their journey to Coruscant they encounter a young boy, Annikan Skywalker, a slave who possesses a gift for the savagely dangerous sport of podracing - a gift that Qui-Gon deduces is part of a genetic makeup perfect for the Jedi Order. Annikan eventually joins with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, and in the process attracts the attention of one of Queen Amidala's handmaidens with a dramatic secret, and all reach Coruscant, but endless and pointless debate within the Republic's Senate leave them no choice but to strike out on their own to liberate Naboo, a task made all the more difficult because a traitor within Coruscant has at his command a dissident Jedi warrior who seeks the death of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.

Movie Tagline:
Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning.

Also Known As:
Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode I
Star Wars: Episode I - The Beginning
The Phantom Menace

Title: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Release Date: May 19, 1999
Runtime: 136 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS-ES
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: PG

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for sci-fi action/violence.

Director(s):
George Lucas

Cast:
Liam Neeson ...Qui-Gon Jinn
Ewan McGregor ...Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman ...Queen Amidala / Padme
Jake Lloyd ...Anakin Skywalker
Ian McDiarmid ...Senator Palpatine
Pernilla August ...Shmi Skywalker
Oliver Ford Davies ...Sio Bibble
Hugh Quarshie ...Captain Panaka
Ahmed Best ...Jar Jar Binks (voice)
Anthony Daniels ...C-3PO (voice)
Kenny Baker ...R2-D2
Frank Oz ...yoda (voice)
Terence Stamp ...Chancellor Valorum
Brian Blessed ...Boss Nass (voice)
Andrew Secombe ...Watto
Ray Park ...Darth Maul
Lewis Macleod ...Sebulba (voice)
Warwick Davis ...Wald / Pod race spectator / Mos Espa Citizen
Steve Speirs ...Captain Tarpals
Silas Carson ...Nute Gunray / Ki - Adi - Mundi / Lott Dodd /...
Jerome Blake ...Rune Haako / Mas Amedda / Oppo Rancisis / Orn...
Alan Ruscoe ...Daultay Dofine / Plo Koon / Bib Fortuna
Ralph Brown ...Ric Olie
Celia Imrie ...Fighter Pilot Bravo 5
Benedict Taylor ...Fighter Pilot Bravo 2
Clarence Smith ...Fighter Pilot Bravo 3
Samuel L. Jackson ...Mace Windu
Dominic West ...Palace guard
Karol Cristina da Silva ...Rabe (as Cristina da Silva)
Liz Wilson ...Eirtae (as Friday 'Liz' Wilson)

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Producer(s):
George Lucas
Rick McCallum

Writer(s):
George Lucas

Composer(s):
John Williams




Trailer(s):
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning.
  • The saga begins Spring 1999
  • The Saga Begins May 19th
  • The Force Returns May 19th
  • One Truth, One Hate
Movie Quote(s):
  • Obi-Wan: You were banished because you were clumsy?
  • [after a pod racer crashes and explodes into a billion pieces] Beed: I don't care what universe you're from, that's got to hurt.
  • Governor Sio Bibble: A communications disruption could mean only one thing: invasion.
  • Obi-Wan: But Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future. Qui-Gon Jinn: But not at the expense of the moment.
  • Daultay Dofine: This scheme of yours has failed, Lord Sidious. The blockades is finished. We dare not go against the Jedi. Darth Sidious: Viceroy, I don't want this stunted slime in my sight again!
Movie Trivia:
  • Sets were built only as high as the tops of the actors' heads and computer graphics filled in the rest. But Liam Neeson was so tall that he cost the set crew an extra $150,000 in construction.
  • Qui-Gon Jinn's communicator is a redecorated Sensor Excel Razor for Women.
  • Queen Amidala's throne-room dress took eight weeks to design.
  • The design of Queen Amidala's starship, in which she escapes Naboo with Qui-Gonn and Obi-Wan, was inspired by the Lockheed Martin SR-71 "Blackbird" reconnaissance jet.
  • The special effects teams creating the podrace studied NASCAR crash footage extensively to assure accuracy in the crashes.
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