Star Wars

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when the rebel pilots are attacking the Death Star, red leader was able to get a shot off at the thermal exhaust port. He reports the proton torpedo didn't go in. Rather, it impacted on the surface, evidenced by a massive explosion. but when Luke gets off his shot, there is no visible damage to the exhaust port.


Correction: There is an extreme closeup when Luke's torpedo enters the port. If Red Leader missed by a significant margin, we wouldn't see the damage.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When the empire is invading Princess Leia's starship C-3PO says, "The princess is in danger!" But later in the movie when R2-D2 shows his projection video he doesn't know who she is.

Correction: C-3PO isn't stupid. Yes, he knows exactly who it is, but he doesn't know, having only just met him, that Luke can be trusted with that information.

Tailkinker Premium member

Correction: According to IMDb and Wikipedia Mr. Lawson has used both spelling of his name during his career, using Dennis in his early career which included the "Star Wars" movies. No mistake.


Corrected entry: After darth vader kills Obi Wan Luke shouts "nooo!" and the stormtroopers start shooting them. During the shooting the trooper on the 2nd left is shot down, then in the next shot it is the same trooper and he's dying again.

Correction: He isn't dying again; it's one continuous action from two different perspectives. He's shot in the chest in a medium shot then begins to fall. He continues to fall in the next shot (a long shot of the same set of troopers), eventually falling down the shaft.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Luke announces to Princess Leia that he has come to rescue her and tells her that he is here with 'Ben Kenobi', Leia also says 'Ben'. But since Kenobi had been widely known as Obi-Wan and the name Ben was a semi-alias he had adopted for his exile on Tatooine, how comes that she would call him 'Ben'? (In the novelization of the original story she bursts out of the cell calling for Obi-Wan, not Ben.).

Correction: Her mission was to find and contact Obi-Wan Kenobi. She knew what planet he was living on, it stands to reason she would also have known the name he was living under.

Corrected entry: When Luke and Ben first see R2D2 and C3po, Ben says he doesn't remember owning or know the droids, but we know he knows them from episodes 1 - 3.

Correction: Obi-Wan never says he doesn't know the droids. Just that he never owned them. R2-D2 claimed to have been owned by Obi-Wan, Luke passed the comment along to him, and Obi-Wan denied it. It's not a mistake. Even if Obi-Wan were lying, it'd still just be a character decision.

Phixius Premium member

Correction: He's not lying. Obi-Wan never owned a droid. Anakin owned R2-D2 and the only other droids Obi-Wan is to use were in ships and presumably owned by the Jedi Order.


Corrected entry: In the lightsaber duel scene, Vader's lightsaber changes from shot to shot from red to pink.

Correction: Red to pink is mostly in the mind. The graphics people used the same overlay each time for Vader's light saber.

Zwn Annwn

Corrected entry: When C3PO and R2-D2 jettison from the embattled Consular ship in a pod, one of Darth Vadar's men comments to another 'there goes another one.' A few minutes later an officer, who reports to Vader that his troops could not find the plans on board the ship, mentions that a pod with no life forms aboard had escaped. Wouldn't the officer want to mention ALL the pods to his commanding officer?


Correction: The gunners shot down all of the others pods that tried to flee, because they contained lifeforms. Later, they concluded that the empty pod contained the plans.


Corrected entry: When Luke exits his X-Wing , just after the final battle with the Death Star, Leia rushes to greet him. However, after he's climbed out, she greets him with "Luke!", whereas he greets her with "Carrie!".

Correction: This has been denied many times by George Lucas - it would have been very easy to dub over it, especially with the re-releases. He just shouts "Hey!", and it sounds a bit like "Carrie!"

Corrected entry: When Obi-Wan and Vader are dueling, Obi-Wan calls his opponent Darth as if it were his first name. Darth is a Sith title, not Vader's first name, which is of course Anakin.

Correction: Yes, but it's a title like General, for example, and it's possible (I think it happens in Lethal Weapon) for the good guy to call the bad guy "Colonel", or "General". It probably happens in the Rock too.

Too add to this, it would be 3 years before Empire Strikes Back, and 3 years before we learn his real name. It would baffle the audience to hear a random name.

Correction: Too vague. Which actor? At what point during the scene?

Corrected entry: The original title for Episode VI "Return of the Jedi" was "Revenge of the Jedi." Mr. George Lucas changed it because he found that this adjective was contradictory to the Jedi way. (Older film posters can be found bearing this title.)

Correction: This is not trivia for this film.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Not a mistake, just an obvious 'fix' to the film: When Threepio is searching the Death-Star's database for the location to the controls to the tractor beam, one of his lines is a 'looped'(dubbed) bit of dialogue intended to cover some expository explanations. The line is: "The tractor beam is hooked into the main reactor in seven places. Deactivating any one of those locations will permit the ship to leave." The 'quality' of the sound is markedly different from all of his other lines in the same scene, and his entire bit of dialogue is covered showing reaction shots and insert shots. Probably took the place of a long, needless scene.

Correction: Still NOT a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Han begins to run after the storm troopers saying, "get back to the ship!" to Luke and Leia, in next shot, Luke actually loads a live cartridge into his blaster, revealing that the "blasters" are actually blank-firing guns. To prove this, you can hear a click-click noise before he says, "come on."

Correction: He does not load anything into his blaster. Han shouts "get back to the ship." Luke lowers his hand, taking the blaster out of frame and you hear a metallic sound. This is likely a Foley sound added after filming to indicate that the blaster had been passed from Luke's left hand to his right.

Corrected entry: When C3-P0 falls over after the Sand people attack Luke, his left arm is missing. They then pick up a right arm.

Correction: It is a left arm. The hand on the arm is clearly a left hand. The thumb is facing us. The angle of the arm is viewed from slightly underneath making it appear to be a right armed joint. It is an optical illusion. The hand clarifies which arm it is.

Corrected entry: Princess Leia knows the Millennium Falcon was being tracked as it headed to the rebel base, but she still decides to deliver the stolen plans in person. Why didn't she just transmit them across space like when she first got them at the start of the film?

Correction: Since the Empire controls the HoloNet, the Rebels are unable to transmit information quickly over such large distances as Tatooine to Yavin, which is why Leia's ship had to be sent to intercept the Death Star specifications in the first place.

Sierra1 Premium member

Corrected entry: When Luke (disguised as a stormtrooper) goes in the room (where Ben goes away), right when Luke closes the door, (for the first time) if you see Frame-by-frame, the door shakes left and right as it comes down. (it could be spotted through normal time, too.).

Douglas Leathem

Correction: This isn't a mistake. One could argue that the door just needs some lubricant, but even without an explanation I don't see how this could be considered an error on the part of the film makers.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In th beginning when R2 projects the hologram of Leia, When she says "You're my only hope", she is standing up. In the next shot she says it again, but is bent over.

Correction: When we initially see the recording, we're seeing a malfunctioning repeat of one piece of the message where the audio and video don't match. Later, we see the message as it was recorded, without the malfunction.

Corrected entry: Original theatrical version: After Han, Luke and Leia get out the giant trash compactor, at the bit where they are overlooking the Falcon from the bay, Han says "There she is" and a second after, Chewbacca runs by him and becomes transparent.

Correction: He does not become transparent. It's a glare from lights off to the side of the shot. If you watch a little further, the shot changes to the droids, then the ship, then back to the main group. When Leia says "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought," you can see the same glare pattern on the back wall, next to Chewie.

Garlonuss Premium member

Corrected entry: When Luke has rescued Leia on the Death Star and stormtroopers have prevented them from going back out the way they came, Han says that there is no other way out when there is an exit on the other end of the corridor. (01:13:00)

Correction: He means there is no "safe" way out now that their planned exit is blocked, as he realizes more stormtroopers are likely not far from catching up with them. It's a "Death Star" the size of a small moon. He obviously isn't implying that on the whole station, that was the "only" exit point.


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Revealing mistake: When Darth Vader and Ben are fighting, Darth's chestplate is on backwards and the belt "buckle" is as well. It appears that the entire shot was reversed. (01:26:20 - 01:27:15)

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Luke: How did my father die?
Obi-Wan: A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights. He betrayed and murdered your father.

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Trivia: On its initial release, the film was booked in just 37 theaters. It ended up breaking 36 house records.

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Question: During the trash compacter scene, Luke gets sucked under by the one-eyed monster thing, which leads to Han and Leia trying to find him. But if the water's only about knee deep, why is it so hard for him to be found?

Answer: Presumably because the monster has pulled him through the lair of whatever they are standing on into whatever space the rest of the body of the monster lives in. Obviously, the monster doesn't live in the part of the part of the compactor that does the compacting or it would be already compacted.


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