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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG
124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Writers
Leigh Brackett (screenplay by) | Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by) | George Lucas (story by)
Producers
Gary Kurtz | Rick McCallum (version: 1997 special)
Cinematographer
Editors
T.M. Christopher (version: 1997 special) | Paul Hirsch (edited by)
Production Designer
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Box Office
Budget
$ 18,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 4,910,483
Gross (USA)
$ 290,271,960
Gross (World)
$ 547,879,454
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Release date
Jun 20, 1980 (United States)

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96 cast members
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Mark Hamill
Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker   See fewer
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Harrison Ford
Han Solo Han Solo   See fewer
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Carrie Fisher
Princess Leia Princess Leia   See fewer
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Billy Dee Williams
Lando Calrissian Lando Calrissian   See fewer
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David Prowse
Darth Vader Darth Vader   See fewer
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Peter Mayhew
Chewbacca Chewbacca   See fewer
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Frank Oz
Yoda (voice) Yoda (voice)   See fewer
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Alec Guinness
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi   See fewer
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Jeremy Bulloch
Boba Fett Boba Fett   See fewer
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John Hollis
Lando's Aide Lando's Aide   See fewer
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Jack Purvis
Chief Ugnaught Chief Ugnaught   See fewer
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Des Webb
Snow Creature Snow Creature   See fewer
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Clive Revill
Emperor (voice) Emperor (voice)   See fewer
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Kenneth Colley
Admiral Piett Admiral Piett   See fewer
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Julian Glover
General Veers General Veers   See fewer
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Michael Sheard
Admiral Ozzel Admiral Ozzel   See fewer
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Michael Culver
Captain Needa Captain Needa   See fewer
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John Dicks
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
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Milton Johns
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
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Mark Jones
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
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Oliver Maguire
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
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Robin Scobey
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
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Bruce Boa
Rebel Force General Rieekan Rebel Force General Rieekan   See fewer
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Christopher Malcolm
Rebel Force Zev (Rogue 2) (as Christopher Malcom) Rebel Force Zev (Rogue 2) (as Christopher Malcom)   See fewer
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Denis Lawson
Rebel Force Wedge (Rogue 3) (as Dennis Lawson) Rebel Force Wedge (Rogue 3) (as Dennis Lawson)   See fewer
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Richard Oldfield
Rebel Force Hobbie (Rogue 4) Rebel Force Hobbie (Rogue 4)   See fewer
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John Morton
Rebel Force Dak (Luke's Gunner) Rebel Force Dak (Luke's Gunner)   See fewer
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Ian Liston
Rebel Force Janson (Wedge's Gunner) Rebel Force Janson (Wedge's Gunner)   See fewer
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John Ratzenberger
Rebel Force Major Derlin Rebel Force Major Derlin   See fewer
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Jack McKenzie
Rebel Force Deck Lieutenant Rebel Force Deck Lieutenant   See fewer
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Jerry Harte
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Norman Chancer
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Norwich Duff
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Ray Hassett
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Brigitte Kahn
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Burnell Tucker
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Bob Anderson
Imperial Officer (uncredited) Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Austen
Stormtrooper (uncredited) Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lightning Bear
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Richard Bonehill
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Stephen Buchanan
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Chris Bunn
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Mercedes Burleigh
Female Hoth Control Room Tech (uncredited) Female Hoth Control Room Tech (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Bush
Dengar (uncredited) Dengar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Trevor Butterfield
Imperial Officer / Stormtrooper (uncredited) Imperial Officer / Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cannon
Holographic Imperial Officer (uncredited) Holographic Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Capri
Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer) (uncredited) Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Clarkin
Storm Trooper (uncredited) Storm Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shaun Curry
Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited) Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Dew
Cloud City Guard (uncredited) Cloud City Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Diamond
Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited) Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emperor (uncredited) Emperor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hoth Trooper (uncredited) Hoth Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephanie English
Hoth Rebel Technician (uncredited) Hoth Rebel Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Fell
Snowtrooper (uncredited) Snowtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Flood
Imperial Officer (uncredited) Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Flyng
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Michael A. Frandy
Imperial Shuttle Mechanic (uncredited) Imperial Shuttle Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Ginter
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Alan Harris
Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited) Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Henry
Rebel Technician on Hoth (uncredited) Rebel Technician on Hoth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bespin Woman (uncredited) Bespin Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Johnston
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James Earl Jones
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Paul Klein
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Emperor (2004 DVD version) (uncredited) Emperor (2004 DVD version) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Temuera Morrison
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Cathy Munroe
Zuckuss / Wiokettle (uncredited) Zuckuss / Wiokettle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darth Vader (special edition) (uncredited) Darth Vader (special edition) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris Parsons
4-LOM / K-3PO / Stormtrooper (uncredited) 4-LOM / K-3PO / Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Quentin Pierre
Edian - Bespin Guard arresting Storm Troopers (uncredited) Edian - Bespin Guard arresting Storm Troopers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Reynell
Imperial Officer (uncredited) Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terry Richards
Wampa (uncredited) Wampa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doug Robinson
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Hoth Rebel (uncredited) Hoth Rebel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hoth Rebel (uncredited) Hoth Rebel (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.8 / 10 | 1,016,652 votes