Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
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Title: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Original Title: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Year: 1999

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: July 16 1999
  • United States: May 19 1999

Plot

With 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' we make a journey to the past in which Darth Vader is nothing more than a child who dreams of winning a Podrace while the powerful Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) it's just an apprentice who follows his master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) in a mission that aims to end the blockade that the Trade Federation, under the influence of two lords Sith, has set to the small planet Naboo. The two Jedi, who have been sent as mediators to one of the Federation ships, discover that the threat is much greater than they thought and decide to warn the young Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) who still believe that it is possible to reach an agreement. Amidala finally understand that her planet is being invaded and, aware that they can't go to war, she decides to follow the advice of the Jedi and go to present their case to the Senate in Coruscant. In their escape from Naboo, the ship in which they are traveling it's severely damaged, so they decide to land on the desert and remote planet of Tatooine, in which they found the young Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd). The presence of the Force in the child is such that Qui-Gon suspects he may be the chosen one. Meanwhile the Sith keep trying to hunt down the party before they can reach the capital of the Republic.

George Lucas wrote and directed this film, set thirty years before Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, which marked the return of the popular saga to the big screen, two decades after the release of Episode IV in 1977.

Also starring Ray Park, Ian McDiarmid and Terence Stamp.

Awards

  • 2000 Academy Awards (Oscars): 3 0

Cast

Director:

George Lucas George Lucas

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Reina Amidala / Padmé Naberrie

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Qui-Gon Jinn

Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp

Chancellor Valorum

Ray Park

Ray Park

Darth Maul

Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd

Anakin Skywalker

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Trivia

The underwater monster that we heard in the Gungan city at the beginning of the film, came from the cry of the daughter of one of the technicians. Her father recorded her as she wept and then digitally modify the sound.

The communicator that Qui-Gon Jinn uses in one of the scenes that take place on Tatooine, is actually a female razor blade.

Initially Benicio Del Toro was going to play Darth Maul but ended turning down the role when George Lucas decided to eliminate most of the character's dialogue.

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