Movies: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Drama, SciFi/Fantasy
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.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Jake Lloyd
Produced by: George Lucas, Rick McCallum
Directed by: George Lucas
Written by: George Lucas
Running time: 2hr 11min
Opens: May 19, 1999 Nationwide
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