Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG 124 min - Adventure, Action, Science Fiction - 20 May 1980

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.

Director:  Irvin Kershner
Director of Photography:  Peter Suschitzky
Original Music Composer:  John Williams

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Storyline

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.


Collections: Irvin Kershner

Tagline: The Adventure Continues...

Box Office

Budget:  $18,000,000
Revenue:  $538,400,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 04 min

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