The Star Wars Holiday Special

The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

  • Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1978-12-01
  • User Rating: 3.337/10 from 418 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba.
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Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of the year!

The Star Wars Holiday Special Trailer

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  • Mark Hamill

    as Luke Skywalker
  • Harrison Ford

    as Han Solo
  • Carrie Fisher

    as Princess Leia Organa
  • Anthony Daniels

    as C-3PO
  • Peter Mayhew

    as Chewbacca
  • James Earl Jones

    as Darth Vader (voice)
  • Bea Arthur

    as Ackmena
  • Art Carney

    as Saun Dann
  • Diahann Carroll

    as Mermeia Holographic Wow
  • David Freiberg

    as Holographic Band Singer
  • Paul Kantner

    as Holographic Band Member
  • Marty Balin

    as Holographic Band Singer
  • Craig Chaquico

    as Holographic Band Member
  • John Barbata

    as Holographic Band Member
  • Harvey Korman

    as Krelman / Chef Gormaanda / Amorphian instructor
  • Mickey Morton

    as Malla
  • Paul Gale

    as Itchy
  • Patty Maloney

    as Lumpy
  • Jack Rader

    as Imperial Guard Officer
  • Stephanie Stromer

    as The Great Zorbak (Holographic Gymnast)
  • Michael Potter

    as Imperial Guard Officer
  • Wazzan Troupe

    as Holographic Tumblers
  • Yûichi Sugiyama

    as Ringleader
  • Claude Woolman

    as Imperial Officer (wallscreen)
  • Lev Mailer

    as Imperial Guard #1
  • David Prowse

    as Darth Vader (archive footage)
  • Don Francks

    as Boba Fett (voice) (uncredited)
  • Alec Guinness

    as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Mary Ann Hay

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Linda Hoxit

    as Teenage 'Wookie' (uncredited)
Writing George Lucas Characters
Sound Ben Burtt Sound Effects
Art Garrett Lewis Set Decoration
Writing Pat Proft Writer
Directing Steve Binder Director
Directing David Acomba Director
Production Joe Layton Producer
Production Dwight Hemion Executive Producer
Production Gary Smith Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Bob Mackie Costume Design
Writing Bruce Vilanch Writer
Writing Leonard Ripps Writer
Writing Rod Warren Writer
Production Mitzie Welch Producer
Writing Mitzie Welch Writer
Production Ken Welch Producer
Production Jeff Starsh Producer
Sound Ian Fraser Music
Sound Dean Okrand Sound Recordist
Sound Peter Cole Sound
Art Ralph McQuarrie Art Designer
Editing Vince Humphrey Editor
Costume & Make-Up Verne Langdon Makeup Artist
Crew John B. Field Cinematography
Editing Jerry Bixman Editor
Art Brian Bartholomew Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Keith Crary Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Michael Lorenz Makeup Artist
Sound Ed Greene Sound