The Empire Strikes Back


The Empire Strikes Back

Overview:

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Votes 5813 (8.2/10)

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Date 1980-05-17

Budget: $18,000,000.00

Revenue: $538,400,000.00

Website: Link

Tagline: The Adventure Continues...

Production company:

  • Lucasfilm
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Adventure
  • Action
  • Science Fiction

Trailer

Further Information

Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
Han Solo
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Princess Leia
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
Lando Calrissian
Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams
C-3PO
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels
Darth Vader
David Prowse
David Prowse
R2-D2
Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker
Chewbacca
Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew
Yoda (Voice)
Frank Oz
Frank Oz
Darth Vader (Voice)
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
Yoda (uncredited)
Kathryn Mullen
Kathryn Mullen
Wendy Froud
Wendy Froud
Boba Fett
Jeremy Bulloch
Jeremy Bulloch
Boba Fett (voice) (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen
Jason Wingreen
Boba Fett (voice)
Temuera Morrison
Temuera Morrison
Emperor (voice)
Clive Revill
Clive Revill
Emperor
Marjorie Eaton
Marjorie Eaton
Emperor
Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
Ben 'Obi-wan' Kenobi
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
Lando's aide
John Hollis
John Hollis
Chief Ugnaught
Jack Purvis
Jack Purvis
Snow Creature
Des Webb
Des Webb
Imperial Force General Veers
Julian Glover
Julian Glover
Imperial Force Admiral Piett
Kenneth Colley
Kenneth Colley
Rebel Force Major Derlin
John Ratzenberger
John Ratzenberger
Admiral Ozzel
Michael Sheard
Michael Sheard
Captain Needa
Michael Culver
Michael Culver
Captain Lennox, Imperial Officer
John Dicks
John Dicks
Bewil, an Imperial officer
Milton Johns
Milton Johns
Commander Nemet, an Imperial Officer
Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Cabbel, an Imperial Officer
Oliver Maguire
Oliver Maguire
Lieutenant Venka, an Imperial Officer
Robin Scobey
Robin Scobey
General Carlist Rieekan, an Rebel Force
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
Rebel pilot Zev Senesca (Rogue 2)
Christopher Malcolm
Christopher Malcolm
Rebel Force Wedge (Rogue 3)
Denis Lawson
Denis Lawson
Wes Janson, a Rebel Force (Wedge's Gunner)
Ian Liston
Ian Liston
Dak Ralter, a Rebel Force
John Morton
John Morton
Derek Klivian, a Rebel Force Hobbie (Rogue 4)
Richard Oldfield
Richard Oldfield
Cal Alder, a Rebel Force Deck Lieutenant
Jack McKenzie
Jack McKenzie
Rebel Force Head Controller
Jerry Harte
Jerry Harte
Tamizander Rey, a Other Rebel Officer
Norman Chancer
Norman Chancer
Jeroen Webb, a Other Rebel Officer
Norwich Duff
Norwich Duff
Tigran Jamiro, Other Rebel Officer
Ray Hassett
Ray Hassett
Toryn Farr, Other Rebel Officer
Brigitte Kahn
Brigitte Kahn
Wyron Serper, Other Rebel Officer
Burnell Tucker
Burnell Tucker
Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Lightning Bear
Lightning Bear
Stormtrooper / Snowtrooper / Rebel Soldier / ... (uncredited)
Richard Bonehill
Richard Bonehill
Holographic Imperial Officer (uncredited)
John Cannon
John Cannon
Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer) (uncredited)
Mark Capri
Mark Capri
Cloud City Guard (uncredited)
Martin Dew
Martin Dew
Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)
Peter Diamond
Peter Diamond
Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Stuart Fell
Stuart Fell
Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Doug Robinson
Doug Robinson
Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Tony Smart
Tony Smart
Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited)
Alan Harris
Alan Harris
Extra (uncredited)
Tiffany L. Kurtz
Tiffany L. Kurtz
Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Mac McDonald
Mac McDonald
General McQuarrie (uncredited)
Ralph McQuarrie
Ralph McQuarrie
Stormtrooper / Imperial Comms Officer / Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Ralph Morse
Ralph Morse
Wampa (uncredited)
Terry Richards
Terry Richards
(voice, uncredited)
Michael Santiago
Michael Santiago
Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)
Treat Williams
Treat Williams
Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited)
Shaun Curry
Shaun Curry
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Alan Austen
Alan Austen
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Jim Dowdall
Jim Dowdall
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Ian Durrant
Ian Durrant
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Tom Egeland
Tom Egeland
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Alan Flyng
Alan Flyng
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Chris Parsons
Chris Parsons
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Trevor Butterfield
Trevor Butterfield
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Christopher Bunn
Christopher Bunn
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Quentin Pierre
Quentin Pierre
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Keith Swaden
Keith Swaden
Wampa
Howie Weed
Howie Weed
Dengar
Morris Bush
Morris Bush
Director
Irvin Kershner
Irvin Kershner
Producer
Gary Kurtz
Gary Kurtz
Screenplay
Leigh Brackett
Leigh Brackett
Screenplay
Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
Original Music Composer
John Williams
John Williams
Special Effects
Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson
Story
George Lucas
George Lucas
Executive Producer
George Lucas
George Lucas
Casting
Bob Edmiston
Bob Edmiston
Casting
Irene Lamb
Irene Lamb
Casting
Terry Liebling
Terry Liebling
Production Design
Norman Reynolds
Norman Reynolds
Art Direction
Leslie Dilley
Leslie Dilley
Art Direction
Harry Lange
Harry Lange
Art Direction
Alan Tomkins
Alan Tomkins
Set Decoration
Michael Ford
Michael Ford
Costume Design
John Mollo
John Mollo
Editor
Paul Hirsch
Paul Hirsch
Editor
George Lucas
George Lucas
Editor
Marcia Lucas
Marcia Lucas
Director of Photography
Peter Suschitzky
Peter Suschitzky
Associate Producer
Robert Watts
Robert Watts
Associate Producer
Jim Bloom
Jim Bloom
Stunts
Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson
Stunts
Lightning Bear
Lightning Bear
Stunt Coordinator
Peter Diamond
Peter Diamond
Stunts
Stuart Fell
Stuart Fell
Stunts
Doug Robinson
Doug Robinson
Stunts
Tony Smart
Tony Smart
Stand In
Alan Harris
Alan Harris
Visual Effects
Ralph McQuarrie
Ralph McQuarrie
Stunts
Terry Richards
Terry Richards
Producer
Howard G. Kazanjian
Howard G. Kazanjian
Makeup Artist
Nick Maley
Nick Maley
Production Manager
Patricia Carr
Patricia Carr
Production Supervisor
Bruce Sharman
Bruce Sharman
Assistant Director
Gary Kurtz
Gary Kurtz
Driver
Terry Pritchard
Terry Pritchard
Costume Supervisor
Tiny Nicholls
Tiny Nicholls
Orchestrator
Herbert W. Spencer
Herbert W. Spencer
Assistant Director
David Tomblin
David Tomblin
Assistant Director
Steve Lanning
Steve Lanning
Camera Operator
Paul Huston
Paul Huston
Visual Effects
Richard Edlund
Richard Edlund
Special Effects
David H. Watkins
David H. Watkins
Sound Editor
Bonnie Koehler
Bonnie Koehler
Animation
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
Makeup Effects
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
Wardrobe Supervisor
Eileen Sullivan
Eileen Sullivan
Gaffer
Laurie Shane
Laurie Shane
Still Photographer
George Whitear
George Whitear

Ian Beale

**Overrated ** An enjoyable film - just not as engaging as parts IV and VI. The argument that Jedi was ruined by little furry creatures is laughable as this instalment features a _little green muppet_. I was expecting Kermit and Miss Piggy to show up. Once we get the impressive Hoth battle over with the film meanders and crawls along - padding out its running time with predictable romantic sparring and an extended and dull sequence on Degobah. Things finally pick up again at Cloud City but not enough to justify the worship this film receives. I much prefer _Return of the Jedi_ to this one - at least Return of the Jedi gets the emotional juices flowing. This one leaves me as cold as the snow on Hoth. - Ian Beale

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