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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: MVD10104D
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 760137101048
  • Street Date: 11/22/22
  • PreBook Date: 10/18/22
  • 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

  • Actors:
  •       John Francis Daley as Pat Johnson
  •       Austin Pendleton as Herb Lightman
  •       Colleen Camp as Janet Johnson
  •       Neil Flynn as Dr. Callahan
  •       Justin Mentell as Tony
  •       Steve Coulter as Bill
  •       Emmi Chen as Linda
  •       Katie Jeep as Robin
  • Director: Patrick Read Johnson
  • Producer: Gary Kurtz
  • Producer: Fred Roos
  • Producer: Leigh Jones
  • 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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Bonus Materials

  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English Subtitles

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!
  • 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!
  • 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)

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

A flat-out masterpiece, this whimsical autobiographical tale about the very first fan of Star Wars is as much about life as it is about a 40-year-old sci-fi/fantasy film. It's a beautiful work about holding onto your dreams and remembering the power of movies themselves.

     —Nicholas Vargo, flickchart.com

When the credits started to roll, the applause was as sincere and sustained as you will ever hear at a movie. It is fair to say that after years in the making, that applause was deserved.

     —Dan Moran, Chicago Tribune

[5-25-77] is a great reminder of why we all love movies in the first place... Star Wars geeks, y'all have something very special and cool coming... Keep your Jedi senses sharp because this one is going to make you roar like a Wookie with pleasure.

     —Sean Smithson, Screen Anarchy [TIFF Next Wave Review]

A love letter to Star Wars, 2001, and all of sci-fi.

     —Blair Marnell, Nerdist

Johnson's movie is an extremely heartfelt piece of work, and the first really great film I've ever seen that's been made about this kind of fandom... I can confidently give this the high score it deserves.

     —Chris Bumbray, JoBlo.com

A ballad to how Star Wars changed lives and film love... it's as nerd-friendly as you would expect.

     —Richard Whittaker, The Austin Chronicle

It’s hard to pin down another film that so readily captures the frantic, ADD-riddled mind of the young filmmaker.

     —MATT PAPROCKI, DoBlu.com

Johnson’s film captures that unique moment in history when cinema was re-inventing itself…and fandom along with it.

     —GREG WALTON, Movieline Online


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