Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Last Updated on: May 3rd, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back including casting, reviews, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Description

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackIn the classic sequel Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the evil Vader is in fact his father, Anakin Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Cast:
  • Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker
  • Harrison Ford: Han Solo
  • Carrie Fisher: Leia Organa
  • Billy Dee Williams: Lando Calrissian
  • Anthony Daniels: C-3PO
  • David Prowse: Darth Vader
  • Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca
  • Kenny Baker: R2-D2
  • Frank Oz: Yoda
  • Jeremy Bulloch: Boba Fett
  • Alec Guinness: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s ghost

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Crew:
  • Director: Irvin Kershner
  • Producer: Gary Kurtz
  • Screenplay: Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan
  • Story: George Lucas
  • Music: John Williams
  • Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Details

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  • Year Released: 1980
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Box Office: $538.4 million
  • Awards: Won Academy Awards; Won Golden Globe; Won British Academy Film Awards; Won Grammy Award
  • IMDB Link

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