Other mistake: When the stormtroopers break into the control room, the stormtrooper on the right of the screen hits his head on the door frame. On the DVD release they've added a thump when he hits it. (01:18:55)
Luke pilots an X-Wing fighter along a channel on the space station's surface. As he's about to release a torpedo, three Imperial fighters led by Vader come in behind and target him. Just as Vader is about to fire, Han and Chewbacca fly in and blast one of the fighters. Vader's ship is clipped by the other fighter and spins out of control into deep space. Luke fires the torpedo and hits the target. The Death Star explodes. In a grand ceremony, Princess Leia awards Luke and Han medals for their efforts.
Trivia: Carrie Fisher has stated that her scenes as Princess Leia with Grand Moff Tarkin - Peter Cushing - were not easy to play. During filming, Peter, as Tarkin, would speak demeaningly to her. When the cameras stopped, he would converse with her in such a gentlemanly fashion that she found it hard to play her part against him when filming commenced again.
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