|Rating:||PG (for sci-fi action/violence)|
|Release Date:||May 19, 1999|
|Running time:||131 minutes|
|Cast:||Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid|
|Producer:||Rick McCallum, George Lucas|
|Distributor:||20th Century Fox|
Description: 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.
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