"May the 4th be with you" is the punny, "Star Wars"-inspired phrase that circulates on this date every year. May the fourth... may the force... you get it? This made us wonder: how many times do they actually say "the force" on screen during George Lucas's epic six movie franchise? Turns out we weren't the first to wonder such a thing. Watch in the video below as 91 utterances of "the force" have been painstakingly spliced together (though something tells us a final count from the films could be even higher than that). Has anyone ever watched all six movies and kept count? Let us know in the comments section below.
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