Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) attempt to escape the clutches of Darth Vader aboard the Death Star in a scene from “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.”
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) attempt to escape the clutches of Darth Vader aboard the Death Star in a scene from “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.” BW
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) attempt to escape the clutches of Darth Vader aboard the Death Star in a scene from “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.” BW
Star Wars Countdown

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