What are the first and last lines spoken in the Star Wars movies?

Jun 1, 2022

What are the first and last lines spoken in each of the Star Wars movies?

Here's the first opening and last lines said in each of the 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.

opening shot of destroyer in A New Hope

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 bacta chamber empire concept artThe Empire Strikes Back

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). Oddly, Ben Skywalker's last word in The Rise of Skywalker is also 'Ow!'. 

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 a clever set-up as clearance codes become a plot point later on.

Princess 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."

darth maul eyes
At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.

First line spoken in '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

The first line spoken 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.

C-3PO: What?

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 movie, A New Hope which makes for some nice continuity and chronological order.

The Force Awakens

Notable for the first Star Wars film that did not have George Lucas's name on the script - JJ Abrams, Michael Ardnt and the legendary Lawrence Kasdan had a crack.

First line - Lor San Tekka to Poe Dameron:  "This will begin to make things right. I've travelled 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!"

Rogue One

Jyn notices the ship about to land and runs to her parents calling  'Mama!'.

Like TFA, Princess Leia Organa gets to say the last, and her only line:

"What is it they've sent us? Hope."

This means Leia has said the last line of three Star Wars movies!

Want more? Check out the introduction text of every Star Wars title crawl and that of The Force Awakens.

The Last Jedi

Resistance Evacuation Officer to Connix (played by Billie Lourd, Carrie's daughter) "We're not clear yet. There are still 30 pallets of cannon shells in C bunker."

Connix: Forget the munitions, there's no time. Just get everyone on the transports.

The last line again goes to Carrie Fisher's Leia when she answers Rey's question about rebuilding the Rebellion with "We have everything we need".

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Solo: A Star Wars Story - first and last lines spoken

The second Star Wars prequel told the tale of how Han met Chewbacca (and a bit more).

The first line of the movie was: "C'mon, C'mon" as uttered by the young Han Solo as he attempts to steal a speeder.

The last line spoken was: Han to Chewie "When have I ever steered you wrong?"

The Rise of Skywalker - first and last words said

The first words uttered are by Palpatine after Kylo Ren has found him on Exogol:

"At last...Snoke... trained you well..."

Ren: "I killed Snoke. I’ll kill you."

And then Palpatine schools him on who Snoke really was and that he's never actually communed with Darth Vader. 

Rey has the last line and it's a classic in response to being asked her name: "Rey, Rey Skywalker". 

As she states this, she assumes the Skywalker mantle. While many fans were unhappy about this, this author feels it salvaged a tricky endgame the sequels found themselves in. 

In case you were wondering what the last thing Princess Leia said, it was Ben.

And Ben Solo's last words were 'ow'.


Here's some trivia about the production! Here are some quotes from TROS.

If you liked this, check out the text of every film's opening crawl!


  1. Both Chewbacca and R2D2 speak after Luke's "ow" in Empire Strikes Back

  2. Last line of TFA - MTFBWY!

  3. The Last Jedi:
    First Lines: [Male Rebel] "We're not clear yet. There's still thirty pallets of cannon shells in C Bunker." [Female Rebel] "Forget the munitions—there's no time. Just get everyone on the transports." --Several Star Destroyers jump into orbit-- "Oh, no."

    Last Lines (in English): [Rey (to Leia)] "How do we build a rebellion from this." [Leia] "We have everything we need."

    Last Lines (in alien): A Canto Bight slave child tells the other children the story of what Luke did. Then they're alien master/foreman guy comes in and yells at them to get back to work (I'm assuming)

    Solo: A Star Wars Story
    First Lines:

  4. Carrie Fisher's daughter's last name is not Fisher, it's Lourde.


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