Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

1980 American science fiction film directed by Irvin Kershner

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back is the second film in the Star Wars saga. The movie was released in 1980 and is a mix of science fiction, fantasy, action, and drama.

Star Wars: Episode V -
The Empire Strikes Back
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Directed byIrvin Kershner
Produced byGary Kurtz
George Lucas
(executive)
Rick McCallum
(Special Edition)
Written byStory:
George Lucas
Screenplay:
Leigh Brackett
Lawrence Kasdan
StarringMark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams
Anthony Daniels
Music byJohn Williams
CinematographyPeter Suschitzky, BSC
Edited byPaul Hirsch
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
Release date
May 21, 1980 (USA)
Running time
124 min. (original)
127 min. (Special Edition)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$33,000,000

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  United Kingdom 21 May 1980
  United States 20 June 1980
  Ireland 27 June 1980
  Israel 28 June 1980
  Japan 28 June 1980
  Brazil 21 July 1980
  Argentina 31 July 1980
  Australia 7 August 1980
  Hong Kong 8 August 1980
  Norway 10 August 1980
  Denmark 15 August 1980
  Finland 15 August 1980
  Sweden 15 August 1980
  France 20 August 1980
  Italy 12 September 1980
  Spain 3 October 1980
  Austria 11 December 1980
  West Germany 11 December 1980
  Netherlands 18 December 1980
  Greece 19 December 1980
  Portugal 19 December 1980
  Chile 25 December 1980
  Colombia 25 December 1980
  Mexico 25 December 1980
  Uruguay 15 January 1981
  Peru 12 February 1981
  Hungary 28 January 1982
  Turkey January 1983
  Bulgaria 23 April 1984
  Soviet Union 1990

3D VersionEdit

Country Premiere
  United States 21 February 1997
  Norway 4 April 1997
  Poland 4 April 1997
  Yugoslavia 7 April 1997
  France 9 April 1997
  Australia 10 April 1997
  Czech Republic 10 April 1997
  Germany 10 April 1997
  Hong Kong 10 April 1997
  Hungary 10 April 1997
  New Zealand 10 April 1997
  Austria 11 April 1997
  Brazil 11 April 1997
   Switzerland 11 April 1997 (German speaking region)
  Finland 11 April 1997
  United Kingdom 11 April 1997
  Greece 11 April 1997
  Ireland 11 April 1997
  Iceland 11 April 1997
  Italy 11 April 1997
  Mexico 11 April 1997
  Portugal 11 April 1997
  Sweden 11 April 1997
  Turkey 11 April 1997
  South Africa 11 April 1997
  Argentina 17 April 1997
  Denmark 18 April 1997
  South Korea 26 April 1997
  Singapore 12 June 1997
  Estonia 13 June 1997
  Japan 5 July 1997

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PlotEdit

The Rebels hide from the Empire on the icy planet Hoth. The Empire finds the Rebels and they have to leave the planet after a battle. Luke Skywalker finds Yoda, a 900-year-old Jedi Master and begins the training to become a Jedi. Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3P0 are caught by the Empire and Solo is frozen in carbonite. In his Jedi training, Luke gets a vision that his friends are in danger and tries to help them. He has to confront Darth Vader, and the two of them fight. When Luke fights Vader, he cuts off Luke's hand and Luke also learns that Vader is his father. His hand is replaced with a prosthetic one, including nerves, muscles, and some other stuff.

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