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What are the first and last lines spoken in each of the Star Wars movies?
Here’s the first opening and last lines spoken in each of the eight Star Wars movies.
Some of them have become classic quotes, especially Luke’s to Han in Empire and Yoda’s last line in Attack of the Clones.
Star Wars / A New Hope
We start with one half of the most famous robot duo in history. C-3PO begins Star Wars with the following dialogue:
‘Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness’
To finish the movie with the last line, Chewbacca yells a triumphant “grrrrrrrrr!” during the medal awarding ceremony.
Luke begins the greatest sequel of all time when he says to Han Solo over his radio:
“Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?”
Skywalker also closes out Empire’s last line when he cries ” Ow!” as the medical droid tests his new mechanical arm (replacing the arm Vader chopped off).
Return of the Jedi
Jedi begins with the Shuttle captain saying over the radio:
“Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We’re starting our approach; deactivate the security shield”
This is quite clever as it makes references to clearance codes which become a plot point later on.
Leia has the last line of the movie when she responds to Han Solo when he offers to step aside so Luke can get all up and cosy with her instead:
“Oh. No, it’s not like that at all. He’s my brother.”
First line spoken in the The Phantom Menace
The first line of The Phantom Menace goes to Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn: ‘Captain.’
To which the Radiant VII captain: Yes, sir?
Qui-Gon Jinn: Tell them we wish to board at once.
Radiant VII captain: [to communication device] With all due respect, the ambassadors for the Supreme Chancellor wish to board immediately.
Nute Gunray: Yes, of course. As you know, our blockade is perfectly legal and we’d be happy to receive the ambassadors.
Last lines of The Phantom Menace
Boss Nass: gets to yell the last line “Peace!” to which Jar-Jar Binks responds with “Ya-hoo!”
Attack of the Clones
First line Naboo lieutenant: Senator, we’re making our final approach into Coruscant.
CordÈ: Very good, Lieutenant.
Last line of dialogue. Obi-Wan: I have to admit that without the clones, it would have not been a victory.
Yoda: Victory? Victory you say? Master Obi-Wan, not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has.
Revenge of the Sith
First line goes to R2-D2 who beeps something at Anakin to which he says: Lock on to him R2.
R2-D2 responds with more bleeping!
Anakin Skywalker: Master, General Grievous’s ship is directly ahead. The one crawling with Vulture droids.
Obi-Wan: Oh, I see it. Oh, this is going to be easy.
The last words spoken in Revenge of the Sith go to CP30 as Senator Bail Organa discusses his future
Organa: Captain Antilles.
Captain Antilles: Yes, Your Highness?
Senator Bail Organa: I’m placing these droids in your care. Treat them well. Clean them up. Have the Protocol Droid’s mind wiped.
R2-D2 beeps in a way that sounds like laughing
C-3PO: Oh, no!
This conversation means that C3PO says the last line of the movie and then the first in the following, A New Hope which makes for some nice continuity.
The Force Awakens
Notable for George Lucas not having his name on the script – JJ Abrams, Michael Ardnt and Lawrence Kasdan had a crack.
First line – Lor San Tekka to Poe Dameron: “This will begin to make things right. I’ve traveled too far and seen too much to ignore the despair in the galaxy. Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force.”
Perhaps that was a clever line to address some of the perceived missteps of the Prequel Trilogy?
The last line of The Force Awakens aptly falls to General Organa as she speaks with Rey “May the force be with you!”
Jyn notices the ship about to land and runs to her parents calling ‘Mama!’.
Like TFA, Leia gets to say the last, and her only line:
“What Is It They’ve Sent Us? Hope.”
The Last Jedi
Connix: Forget the munitions, there’s no time. Just get everyone on the transports.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – first and last lines spoken
The Rise of Skywalker
Here’s some trivia about the production! Here’s some quotes from TROS.
If you liked this, check out the text of every film’s opening crawl!