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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (19-May-1999)

Director: George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Producer: Rick McCallum

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Robots

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi bring Queen Amidala to the Republic capital Coruscant via Tatooine, where young Annakin Skywalker is introduced. Their intention is to mediate a dispute between the Trade Federation and Naboo, Amidala's home. First of three prequels to the Star Wars (1977) trilogy. Entertaining and with stunning visual effects, with an excellent fight at the end. But the film is a great disappointment compared to the promise of the original trilogy. Noticeably lacking in character development, it is devoid of proper storyline and suffers throughout from inept pacing. Many key events are foregone conclusions; we thus witness characters that are merely going through their paces.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Pernilla August
Actor
13-Feb-1958   The Best Intentions
Kenny Baker
Actor
24-Aug-1934   The man inside R2-D2
Ahmed Best
Actor
7-Jun-1974   Jamaican hip-hop artist, voice of Jar-Jar Binks
Brian Blessed
Actor
9-Oct-1937   Prince Vultan of the Hawk Men
Sofia Coppola
Film Director
14-May-1971   Lost in Translation
Anthony Daniels
Actor
21-Feb-1946   C-3PO
Warwick Davis
Actor
3-Feb-1970   Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Lindsay Duncan
Actor
7-Nov-1950   Perfect Strangers
Celia Imrie
Actor
15-Jul-1952   Gloria Millington on Kingdom
Samuel L. Jackson
Actor
21-Dec-1948   Pulp Fiction
Keira Knightley
Actor
26-Mar-1985   Bend It Like Beckham
Jake Lloyd
Actor
5-Mar-1989   Anakin Skywalker in Episode I
Ian McDiarmid
Actor
11-Aug-1944   Emperor Palpatine
Ewan McGregor
Actor
31-Mar-1971   Trainspotting
Liam Neeson
Actor
7-Jun-1952   Rob Roy, Gangs of New York
Frank Oz
Actor
25-May-1944   Yoda, Miss Piggy, and The Stepford Wives
Ray Park
Actor
23-Aug-1974   Darth Maul
Natalie Portman
Actor
9-Jun-1981   Black Swan
Greg Proops
Comic
3-Oct-1959   Stand-up comic and TV show host
Peter Serafinowicz
Comic
10-Jul-1972   Look Around You
Terence Stamp
Actor
22-Jul-1939   KNEEL TO ZOD
Dominic West
Actor
3-Sep-1969   Det. McNulty on The Wire

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