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Star Wars Episode I:
The Phantom Menace
Directit biGeorge Lucas
Produced biRick McCallum
Written biGeorge Lucas
StarninLiam Neeson
Ewan McGregor
Natalie Portman
Jake Lloyd
Ian McDiarmid
Ahmed Best
Ray Park
Anthony Daniels
Kenny Baker
Pernilla August
Frank Oz
Muisic biJohn Williams
CinematographyDavid Tattersall
Eeditit biBen Burtt
Paul Martin Smith
Distributit bi20th Century Fox1
Release date
  • 19 Mey 1999 (1999-05-19)
Rinnin time
133 minutes[1]
KintraUnitit States
Budget$115 million[2]
Box office$1.027 billion[2]

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 American epic space opera film written an directit bi George Lucas.

Premieres[eedit | eedit soorce]

Country Premiere
 Canadae 19 Mey 1999
 Unitit States 19 Mey 1999
 Puerto Rico 27 Mey 1999
 Australie 3 Juin 1999
 Malaysie 3 Juin 1999
 Singapore 3 Juin 1999
 New Zealand 10 Juin 1999
 Colombie 11 Juin 1999
 Bolivie 17 Juin 1999
 Guatemala 18 Juin 1999
 Honduras 18 Juin 1999
 Thailand 18 Juin 1999
 Brazil 24 Juin 1999
 Chile 24 Juin 1999
 Sooth Africae 25 Juin 1999
 Sooth Korea 26 Juin 1999
 Taiwan 26 Juin 1999
 Venezuela 30 Juin 1999
 Dominican Republic 1 Julie 1999
 Hong Kong 1 Julie 1999
 Mexico 1 Julie 1999
 Costa Rica 2 Julie 1999
 Uruguay 2 Julie 1999
 Argentinae 8 Julie 1999
 Israel 8 Julie 1999
 Jamaica 8 Julie 1999
 Ecuador 9 Julie 1999
 Nicaragua 9 Julie 1999
 Paraguay 9 Julie 1999
 Japan 10 Julie 1999
 Trinidad an Tobago 14 Julie 1999
 Unitit Kinrick 15 Julie 1999
 Ireland 16 Julie 1999
 Panama 16 Julie 1999
 Peru 16 Julie 1999
 Roushie 29 Julie 1999
 Finland 6 August 1999
 Guyana 13 August 1999
 Iceland 13 August 1999
 Germany 19 August 1999
 Denmark 19 August 1999
 Swaden 19 August 1999
 Austrick 20 August 1999
 Spain 20 August 1999
 Kenyae 20 August 1999
 Norawa 20 August 1999
Seychelles Seychelles 20 August 1999
Tanzanie Tanzanie 20 August 1999
 Unitit Arab Emirates 25 August 1999
  Swisserland 25 August 1999 (French speakin region)
  Swisserland 26 August 1999 (German speakin region)
 Lebanon 27 August 1999
  Swisserland 1 September 1999 (Italian speakin region)
 Suriname 4 September 1999
 Czech Republic 16 September 1999
 Hungary 16 September 1999
 Slovakie 16 September 1999
 Bulgarie 17 September 1999
 Estonie 17 September 1999
 Italy 17 September 1999
 Lithuanie 17 September 1999
 Latvie 17 September 1999
 Poland 17 September 1999
 Croatie 23 September 1999
 Slovenie 23 September 1999
 Romanie 24 September 1999
 Netherlands 30 September 1999
 Portugal 1 October 1999
 Turkey 1 October 1999
 Belgium 13 October 1999
 Egyp 13 October 1999
 Fraunce 13 October 1999
 Greece 15 October 1999
 Morocco 20 October 1999
 Indie 22 October 1999
 Cheenae 5 November 1999
 Kuwait 17 November 1999
 Cambodie 16 Februar 2012

Plot[eedit | eedit soorce]

In response tae taxation on trade routes in the Galactic Republic, the Trade Federation organizes a blockade o battleships aroond the planet Naboo. Supreme Chancellor Valorum dispatches Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn an his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi tae negotiate wi the Trade Federation leadership tae end the blockade. Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord an the Trade Federation's secret adviser, orders Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray tae kill the Jedi an invade Naboo wi an airmy o battle droids. The Jedi flee tae Naboo, whaur Qui-Gon saves Gungan ootcast Jar Jar Binks frae bein killed during the invasion. Indebtit tae the Jedi, Jar Jar leads them tae an unnerwatter Gungan ceety. Thare the Jedi try but fail tae persuade the Gungan leader, Boss Nass intae helpin the fowk o Naboo, tho thay are able tae obtain transportation tae Theed, the caipital ceety on the surface. Thay rescue Queen Amidala, the ruler o the Naboo fowk, an escape the planet on her ryal starship, which is damaged as thay pass the Federation blockade.

Amidala's ship is unable tae sustain its hyperdrive an launds for repairs on the desert planet Tatooine. Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, astromech droid R2-D2, an Amidala's handmaiden Padmé veesit the dounset o Mos Espa tae buy new pairts at a junk shop. Thare thay meet the shop's ainer Watto an his nine-year-auld sclave Anakin Skywalker, who is a giftit Podracer pilot an ingineer, an haes creatit a protocol droid cried C-3PO. Qui-Gon senses a strang presence o the Force within Anakin an is convinced that he is the "chosen ane" o Jedi prophecy who will bring balance tae the Force. Qui-Gon wagers Anakin's freedom wi Watto in a Podrace, which Anakin wins. Anakin joins the group tae be trained as a Jedi, leavin his mither Shmi behind. En route tae thair repaired starnship, Qui-Gon enters a brief lichtsaber duel wi Darth Maul, Darth Sidious' Sith apprentice who wis sent tae captur Amidala.

The Jedi escort Amidala tae the Republic caipital planet Coruscant sae she can plead her fowk's case tae Chancellor Valorum in the Galactic Senate. Qui-Gon asks the Jedi Cooncil tae train Anakin as a Jedi, but the Cooncil are concerned that Anakin is vulnerable tae the dark side o the Force an decline. Undauntit, Qui-Gon vows tae train Anakin himsel. Meanwhile, Naboo senator Palpatine persuades Amidala tae mak a vote o no confidence in Valorum tae elect a mair capable chancellor tae resolve the crisis on Naboo. Tho she pushes for the vote, Amidala grows frustratit wi the corruption in the Senate an decides tae return tae Naboo wi the Jedi.

On Naboo, Padmé reveals hersel tae the Gungans as Queen Amidala an persuades them intae an alliance against the Trade Federation. Jar Jar leads his fowk in a battle against the droid airmy while Padmé leads the hunt for Gunray in Theed, eventually capturin him an his aide, Rune Haako. In a starship hangar, Anakin enters a vacant starfighter an inadvertently triggers its autopilot, joinin the battle against the Federation droid control ship in space. Anakin ventures intae the ship an destroys it frae within, deactivatin the droid airmy. Meanwhile, Qui-Gon an Obi-Wan battle Darth Maul, who mortally woonds Qui-Gon afore bein bisectit bi Obi-Wan. As he dies, Qui-Gon asks Obi-Wan tae train Anakin. Subsequently, Palpatine is electit as the new Supreme Chancellor an Gunray an is formally arrestit. The Jedi Cooncil maks Obi-Wan a fully fledged Jedi Knight an reluctantly accepts Anakin as Obi-Wan's apprentice. At a festive ceremony, Padmé presents a gift o appreciation an friendship tae the Gungans.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (U)". British Board of Film Classification. 8 Juin 1999. Archived frae the original on 4 Mey 2014. Retrieved 26 Februar 2015.
  2. a b "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 September 2007.