Return of the Jedi


Return of the Jedi

Overview:

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl. Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the dark side of the Force.

Votes 4615 (7.9/10)

Runtime: 135 minutes

Release Date 1983-05-23

Budget: $32,350,000.00

Revenue: $572,700,000.00

Website: Link

Tagline: The Empire Falls...

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 / Paploo
Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker
Chewbacca
Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew
Yoda (voice)
Frank Oz
Frank Oz
The Emperor
Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
Voice of Darth Vader (voice)
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
Anakin Skywalker
Sebastian Shaw
Sebastian Shaw
Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
Wicket
Warwick Davis
Warwick Davis
Mon Mothma
Caroline Blakiston
Caroline Blakiston
Moff Jerjerrod
Michael Pennington
Michael Pennington
Admiral Piett
Kenneth Colley
Kenneth Colley
Bib Fortuna
Michael Carter
Michael Carter
Wedge
Denis Lawson
Denis Lawson
Admiral Ackbar
Tim Rose
Tim Rose
General Madine
Dermot Crowley
Dermot Crowley
Boba Fett
Jeremy Bulloch
Jeremy Bulloch
Oola
Femi Taylor
Femi Taylor
Sy Snootles
Annie Arbogast
Annie Arbogast
Fat Dancer
Claire Davenport
Claire Davenport
Teebo
Jack Purvis
Jack Purvis
Logray
Mike Edmonds
Mike Edmonds
Chief Chirpa
Jane Busby
Jane Busby
Ewok Warrior
Malcolm Dixon
Malcolm Dixon
Ewok Warrior
Mike Cottrell
Mike Cottrell
Nicki
Nicki Reade
Nicki Reade
Jhoff, a traffic control officer on the Executor
Adam Bareham
Adam Bareham
Stardestroyer Controller #2
Jonathan Oliver
Jonathan Oliver
Stardestroyer Captain #1
Pip Miller
Pip Miller
Stardestroyer Captain #2
Tom Mannion
Tom Mannion
Ewok Tokkat
Margo Apostolos
Margo Apostolos
Ewok
Ray Armstrong
Ray Armstrong
Ewok
Eileen Baker
Eileen Baker
Ewok
Michael Henbury Ballan
Michael Henbury Ballan
Ewok
Bobby Bell
Bobby Bell
Ewok
Patty Bell
Patty Bell
Ewok
Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
Ewok
Sarah Bennett
Sarah Bennett
Ewok
Pamela Betts
Pamela Betts
Ewok
Danny Blackner
Danny Blackner
Ewok
Linda Bowley
Linda Bowley
Ewok
Peter Burroughs
Peter Burroughs
Romba an Ewok
Debbie Lee Carrington
Debbie Lee Carrington
Ewok
Maureen Charlton
Maureen Charlton
Ewok
Willie Coppen
Willie Coppen
Ewok
Sadie Corre
Sadie Corre
Ewok Wicket's younger brother Widdle
Tony Cox
Tony Cox
Ewok
John Cumming
John Cumming
Ewok
Jean D'Agostino
Jean D'Agostino
Ewok
Luis De Jesus
Luis De Jesus
Ewok Wijunkee
Debbie Dixon
Debbie Dixon
Ewok
Margarita Fernández
Margarita Fernández
Ewok
Phil Fondacaro
Phil Fondacaro
Ewok
Sal Fondacaro
Sal Fondacaro
Ewok
Tony Friel
Tony Friel
Ewok
Daniel Frishman
Daniel Frishman
Ewok
John Ghavan
John Ghavan
Ewok
Michael Gilden
Michael Gilden
Ewok
Paul Grant
Paul Grant
Ewok
Lydia Green
Lydia Green
Ewok
Lars Green
Lars Green
Ewok
Pam Grizz
Pam Grizz
Ewok
Andrew Herd
Andrew Herd
Ewok
J.J. Jackson
J.J. Jackson
Ewok
Richard Jones
Richard Jones
Ewok
Trevor Jones
Trevor Jones
Ewok
Glynn Jones
Glynn Jones
Ewok
Karen Lay
Karen Lay
Ewok
John Lummiss
John Lummiss
Ewok
Nancy MacLean
Nancy MacLean
Ewok
Peter Mandell
Peter Mandell
Ewok
Carole Morris
Carole Morris
Ewok
Stacie Nichols
Stacie Nichols
Ewok
Chris Nunn
Chris Nunn
Ewok
Barbara O'Laughlin
Barbara O'Laughlin
Ewok
Brian Orenstein
Brian Orenstein
Ewok
Harrell Parker Jr.
Harrell Parker Jr.
Ewok
John Pedrick
John Pedrick
Ewok
April Perkins
April Perkins
Ewok
Ronnie Phillips
Ronnie Phillips
Ewok
Katie Purvis
Katie Purvis
Ewok
Carol Read
Carol Read
Ewok
Nicholas Read
Nicholas Read
Ewok
Diana Reynolds
Diana Reynolds
Ewok Graak
Danielle Rodgers
Danielle Rodgers
Ewok
Chris Romano
Chris Romano
Ewok
Dean Shackelford
Dean Shackelford
Ewok
Kiran Shah
Kiran Shah
Ewok
Felix Silla
Felix Silla
Ewok
Linda Spriggs
Linda Spriggs
Ewok
Gerald Staddon
Gerald Staddon
Ewok
Josephine Staddon
Josephine Staddon
Ewok
Kevin Thompson
Kevin Thompson
Ewok
Kendra Wall
Kendra Wall
Ewok
Brian Wheeler
Brian Wheeler
Ewok
Butch Wilhelm
Butch Wilhelm
Jedi Rocks Dancer (special edition)
Dalyn Chew
Dalyn Chew
Greeata Jendowanian a Jedi Rocks Dancer (special edition)
Celia Fushille-Burke
Celia Fushille-Burke
Rystáll Sant a Jedi Rocks Dancer (special edition)
Mercedes Ngoh
Mercedes Ngoh
Jedi Rocks Dancer (special edition)
Jennifer Jaffe
Jennifer Jaffe
Salacious B. Crumb
Mark Dodson
Mark Dodson
Max Rebo
Simon J. Williamson
Simon J. Williamson
Nien Nunb
Richard Bonehill
Richard Bonehill
Ak-rev
David Gonzales
David Gonzales
Renz
Barrie Holland
Barrie Holland
Major Olander Brit - Rebel (uncredited)
Peter Roy
Peter Roy
Bib Fortuna (voice)
Erik Bauersfeld
Erik Bauersfeld
Nein Nunb
Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn
Nein Numb (voice)
Bill Kipsang Rotich
Bill Kipsang Rotich
Droopy McCool
Deep Roy
Deep Roy
Amanaman
Alisa Berk
Alisa Berk
Gameorrean Guard/Elom/Mon Calamari
Hugh Spight
Hugh Spight
Attark the Hoover
Swee Lim
Swee Lim
Yuzzum
Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson
Tessek
Gerald Home
Gerald Home
Hermi Odle
Phil Herbert
Phil Herbert
Whiphid
Tim Dry
Tim Dry
Whiphid
Sean Crawford
Sean Crawford
Rancor
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
Rancor
Michael McCormick
Michael McCormick
Jabba the Hutt
Toby Philpott
Toby Philpott
Jabba the Hutt
David Alan Barclay
David Alan Barclay
Jabba the Hutt (voice)
Larry Ward
Larry Ward
Director
Richard Marquand
Richard Marquand
Producer
Howard G. Kazanjian
Howard G. Kazanjian
Screenplay
Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
Screenplay
George Lucas
George Lucas
Story
George Lucas
George Lucas
Executive Producer
George Lucas
George Lucas
Original Music Composer
John Williams
John Williams
Visual Effects
Paul Huston
Paul Huston
Cinematography
Alan Hume
Alan Hume
Cinematography
Alec Mills
Alec Mills
Creature Design
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
Makeup Designer
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett

John Chard

This is not quite Bantha fodder. Following on from the freshness of Star Wars (1977) and the all round greatness of craft and story telling that was The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi was always going to struggle in comparison. That's not to say there are not fans who prefer it of the original trilogy, because there are many, and like minded fans of George Lucas' space saga shouldn't have a problem with that. However, it is the weakest of the three. The characters we have come to love, and to be a part of their universe, are performed with gusto - but they are mostly thinly written, reduced to playing second fiddle to special effects, while the dark heart has been replaced with - well - smokey hokey (furry teddy bears with sticks and stones, I ask you). Then there's the lack of sexual tension so evident in the previous two films. Oh we love Han and Leia because that's love! But one can't help missing the sparks that was once between them - and Luke of course, hmm... Yet for all that, of the irks and complaints, Return of the Jedi is still a thrilling film, the budget up on the screen to entertain the children and the adults with the child within. Characters and creatures wander into this wonderful world for super impact. The Emperor, Jabba the scene stealer, Rancor and Sarlaac, while the speeder bike chase, further lightsaber shenanigans and the space battle ensure the action is never far away - even if one can be a little underwhelmed by the big finale not all it can be. Ultimately it was not without faults, but still it was one hell of a conclusion to a genre defining (then) trilogy. 8/10

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