Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

1999 Science Fiction/Fantasy/Adventure Rated PG 131 Minutes

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

In Theaters May 19, 1999
Re-release February 10, 2012
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Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.

Rated PG for sci-fi action/violence.

Box office gross: $474.5 million.

Released by Fox and Lucasfilm. See more credits.


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