Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
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Directed by George Lucas
Produced by George Lucas (executive producer)
Rick McCallum
Written by George Lucas
Starring Liam Neeson
Ewan McGregor
Natalie Portman
Music by John Williams
Cinematography David Tattersall
Editing by Ben Burtt
Paul Martin Smith
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) 1999
Running time 133 min
Country USA
Language English
Followed by Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, known also as just Episode I, is a science fiction film released in 1999. The film deals with the early years of Anakin Skywalker, who will grow up to become Darth Vader, as well as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, in his days as an apprentice to Qui-Gon Jinn.

Cast

  • Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Natalie Portman as Queen Padmé Amidala
  • Jake Lloyd as Anakin Skywalker
  • Pernilla August as Shmi Skywalker
  • Frank Oz as Yoda
  • Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine
  • Oliver Ford Davies as Governor Sio Bibble
  • Ray Park as Darth Maul
  • Hugh Quarshie as Captain Quarsh Panaka
  • Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
  • Kenny Baker as R2-D2
  • Terence Stamp as Supreme Chancellor Valorum

Reception

Episode I garnered mostly mixed to negative reviews.