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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: MVD10105BR
  • UPC: 760137101055
  • Street Date: 11/08/22
  • PreBook Date: 10/04/22
  • Label: MVD VISUAL »
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run Time: 132 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 2021
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US,CA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: John Francis Daley
  • Actor: Austin Pendleton
  • Actor: Colleen Camp
  • Actor: Neil Flynn
  • Actor: Justin Mentell
  • Actor: Steve Coulter
  • Actor: Emmi Chen
  • Actor: Katie Jeep
  • Director: Patrick Read Johnson
  • Producer: Gary Kurtz
  • Producer: Fred Roos
  • Producer: Leigh Jones
  • Director: Patrick Read Johnson
  • Producers: Gary Kurtz


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Coming-of-age comedy about growing up, falling in love and the teenager who became the very first fan of the movie that changed everything, Star Wars.

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During the spring of 1977, sci-fi obsessed teenager Pat Johnson (John Francis Daley, Game Night, "Freaks and Geeks") finds himself torn between making 8mm sequels to his favorite movies and pursuing the girl of his dreams, Linda (Emmi Chen, Normal). Desperate to help her son escape his likely future in Wadsworth, Illinois, (population 750), his mother Janet (Colleen Camp, Wayne's World) cold-calls the editor of 'American Cinematographer' magazine and Pat soon finds himself on "the ultimate trip" to Hollywood, becoming the very first outsider to see the film that would change him (and movies) forever... Star Wars. But when Pat returns to his hometown existence, he struggles to choose between chasing a seemingly impossible dream and accepting the comforting familiarity of home.

Produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars: A New Hope, American Graffiti), Fred Roos (The Godfather Part II, St. Vincent) and Leigh Jones (Here Alone) and written & directed by Patrick Read Johnson (Dragonheart, Angus), this heartfelt true story features an incredible supporting cast that includes Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny) and Neil Flynn (Mean Girls) along with an original score by David E. Russo ("Gotham", Sin City) with additional themes and songs by legendary rock musician Alan Parsons ("The Alan Parsons Project").


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Sales Points

  • Long awaited and highly anticipated comedy from Director / Writer Patrick Read Johnson (Angus, Dragonheart, Spaced Invaders, Baby’s Day Out).
  • Produced / Presented By Gary Kurtz, the producer of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and American Graffiti!
  • Stars John Francis Daley (Game Night), Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny), Colleen Camp (Die Hard 3), Neil Flynn (Mean Girls) and Justin Mentell (G-Force).
  • Features an original score with music composed by David E. Russo (Gotham, Sin City) with additional themes and songs by Grammy Award Winner Alan Parsons ('The Alan Parsons Project')
  • Soundtrack includes smash hit songs from the 1970’s from Ringo Starr, Paul Simon, 10cc, Queen, The Doobie Brothers, Elton John, Tom Jones and more!
  • The film features visual effects consultants Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek: The Motion Picture) Richard Yuricich (Blade Runner, Close Encounters) and John Knoll (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Pacific Rim)
  • 2022 marks the 45th Anniversary of the theatrical release of the original STAR WARS! MVD Entertainment is planning the release of 5-25-77 to celebrate this cinematic milestone!

Press Quotes

'5-25-77' is his [Patrick Read Johnson's] loosely autobiographical film about the impact of 'Star Wars' on his own life as a teenage geek in love with the movies... Johnson has made one of the most loving odes to geekdom ever. It is simply fantastic.

     —Jim Emerson, RogerEbert.com

Daley's tremendously appealing and charming turn as the affable protagonist perpetuates the pleasantly easygoing vibe... Johnson delivers an impressively enthralling stretch detailing Pat's trip to Hollywood... a heartfelt drama.

     —Real Film Reviews / realfilm.com


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