My freshman year in high school I attended a private school in the D. C. area with an interesting program: we went to work on Wednesdays to learn about the "real world." Many, but not all, of the workplaces were elementary and Jr. High Schools. The one where I worked was in Falls Church, Virginia, but there were many others, that is, with about 300 in our school, if even half the workplaces were schools and ten people worked per school we could have been going to at least 15 different schools, so I can't say exactly where this took place. This would have been way towards the end of the school year.
In drama class one girl told of knowing a boy who was being made much of at school, greeted with such remarks as, "How's the movie star?" When the teacher asked in what film he appeared, she said, "Star Wars." The teacher asked what the boy did in Star Wars and the girl said it was some scene with a kid whose mom was somehow mistreating him. The teacher said there was no such scene in the film. Not only did I find there wasn't (when I finally saw it sometime later) but I read the novelization which also contained no such scene. It's also not listed here: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Scenes_cut_from_Star_Wars and the only scenes in the U. S. were filmed in Arizona and California, not Virginia. Perhaps the boy appeared in some other movie and the girl got the title wrong, but honestly how do you get wrong a title like Star Wars? This was the first time I ever heard it and I never forgot it!
This boy would have been attending about grades 3-5 in the D. C. area in May of 1977, in other words, he was at least four grades behind me. Brian Williams was three grades ahead of me so not him.
I am forced to conclude the boy heard some Star Wars publicity and simply invented this story for the attention, knowing he could always tell classmates his scene was cut. Since I didn't return to the school the next year I never reconnected with the girl to learn what if anything came of it...just an interesting little memory of the first time I heard of Star Wars. Incidentally when I went to see it in the theater, the line went clear down the block and around the corner, with so many people we were afraid we wouldn't be seated, but the line moved quickly and somehow we got in.