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 across the galaxy by Darth Vader and bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Director
Irvin Kershner (directed by)
Writers
Leigh Brackett (screenplay by) | Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by) | George Lucas (story by)
Producers
Gary Kurtz (produced by) | Rick McCallum (version: 1997 special)
Composer
John Williams (music by)
Cinematographer
Editors
T.M. Christopher (version: 1997 special) | Paul Hirsch (edited by)
Casting Directors
Bob Edmiston (casting) | Irene Lamb (casting) | Terry Liebling (casting)
Production Designer
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Release date
Jun 20, 1980 (United States)

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105 cast members
Name Known for
Mark Hamill
Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker   See fewer
Harrison Ford
Han Solo Han Solo   See fewer
Carrie Fisher
Princess Leia Princess Leia   See fewer
Billy Dee Williams
Lando Calrissian Lando Calrissian   See fewer
David Prowse
Darth Vader Darth Vader   See fewer
Peter Mayhew
Chewbacca Chewbacca   See fewer
Frank Oz
Yoda (voice) Yoda (voice)   See fewer
Alec Guinness
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi   See fewer
Jeremy Bulloch
Boba Fett Boba Fett   See fewer
John Hollis
Lobot, Lando's Aide Lobot, Lando's Aide   See fewer
Jack Purvis
Chief Ugnaught Chief Ugnaught   See fewer
Des Webb
Snow Creature Snow Creature   See fewer
Clive Revill
Emperor (voice) Emperor (voice)   See fewer
Kenneth Colley
Admiral Piett Admiral Piett   See fewer
Julian Glover
General Veers General Veers   See fewer
Michael Sheard
Admiral Ozzel Admiral Ozzel   See fewer
Michael Culver
Captain Needa Captain Needa   See fewer
John Dicks
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
Milton Johns
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
Mark Jones
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
Oliver Maguire
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
Robin Scobey
Imperial Officer Imperial Officer   See fewer
Bruce Boa
Rebel Force General Rieekan Rebel Force General Rieekan   See fewer
Christopher Malcolm
Rebel Force Zev (Rogue 2) (as Christopher Malcom) Rebel Force Zev (Rogue 2) (as Christopher Malcom)   See fewer
Denis Lawson
Rebel Force Wedge (Rogue 3) (as Dennis Lawson) Rebel Force Wedge (Rogue 3) (as Dennis Lawson)   See fewer
Richard Oldfield
Rebel Force Hobbie (Rogue 4) Rebel Force Hobbie (Rogue 4)   See fewer
John Morton
Rebel Force Dak (Luke's Gunner) Rebel Force Dak (Luke's Gunner)   See fewer
Ian Liston
Rebel Force Janson (Wedge's Gunner) Rebel Force Janson (Wedge's Gunner)   See fewer
John Ratzenberger
Rebel Force Major Derlin Rebel Force Major Derlin   See fewer
Jack McKenzie
Rebel Force Deck Lieutenant Rebel Force Deck Lieutenant   See fewer
Jerry Harte
Rebel Force Head Controller Rebel Force Head Controller   See fewer
Norman Chancer
Other Rebel Officer Other Rebel Officer   See fewer
Norwich Duff
Other Rebel Officer Other Rebel Officer   See fewer
Ray Hassett
Other Rebel Officer Other Rebel Officer   See fewer
Brigitte Kahn
Other Rebel Officer Other Rebel Officer   See fewer
Burnell Tucker
Other Rebel Officer Other Rebel Officer   See fewer
Tony Allen
Snowtrooper (uncredited) Snowtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Anderson
Imperial Officer (uncredited) Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Austen
Stormtrooper (uncredited) Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Bonehill
Stormtrooper / Snowtrooper / Rebel Soldier / Tauntaun Handler (uncredited) Stormtrooper / Snowtrooper / Rebel Soldier / Tauntaun Handler (uncredited)   See fewer
Stephen Buchanan
Holographic Officer (uncredited) Holographic Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris Bunn
Stormtrooper (uncredited) Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Mercedes Burleigh
Female Hoth Control Room Tech (uncredited) Female Hoth Control Room Tech (uncredited)   See fewer
Jane Busby
Ugnaught (uncredited) Ugnaught (uncredited)   See fewer
Maurice Bush
Dengar (uncredited) Dengar (uncredited)   See fewer
Trevor Butterfield
Imperial Officer / Stormtrooper (uncredited) Imperial Officer / Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
John Cannon
Holographic Imperial Officer (uncredited) Holographic Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Capri
Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer) (uncredited) Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer) (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Clarkin
Storm Trooper (uncredited) Storm Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Shaun Curry
Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited) Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
Martin Dew
Cloud City Guard (uncredited) Cloud City Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Diamond
Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited) Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Dowdall
Bespin Guard in Cell (uncredited) Bespin Guard in Cell (uncredited)   See fewer
Ian Durrant
Stormtrooper / Hoth Rebel (uncredited) Stormtrooper / Hoth Rebel (uncredited)   See fewer
Marjorie Eaton
Emperor (uncredited) Emperor (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Edmonds
Ugnaught (uncredited) Ugnaught (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Egeland
Hoth Trooper (uncredited) Hoth Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Harrison Ellenshaw
Hoth Rebel (uncredited) Hoth Rebel (uncredited)   See fewer
Stephanie English
Hoth Rebel Technician (uncredited) Hoth Rebel Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
Stuart Fell
Snowtrooper (uncredited) Snowtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Flood
Imperial Officer (uncredited) Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Flyng
Stormtrooper (uncredited) Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael A. Frandy
Imperial Shuttle Mechanic (uncredited) Imperial Shuttle Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
Patrick Ginter
Stormtrooper / Commander Desanne (uncredited) Stormtrooper / Commander Desanne (uncredited)   See fewer
Leroy Golding
Bespin Guard (uncredited) Bespin Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony Guilding
Rebel Pilot (uncredited) Rebel Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Harris
Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited) Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Walter Henry
Rebel Technician on Hoth (uncredited) Rebel Technician on Hoth (uncredited)   See fewer
Kit Hillier
Hoth Rebel (uncredited) Hoth Rebel (uncredited)   See fewer
Susie Hudson
Bespin Woman (uncredited) Bespin Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Colin Hunt
Snowtrooper (uncredited) Snowtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Jerricho
AT-AT Driver (uncredited) AT-AT Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Johnston
Captain Shawn Valdez - Hoth Rebel (uncredited) Captain Shawn Valdez - Hoth Rebel (uncredited)   See fewer
James Earl Jones
Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited) Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Arve Juritzen
Rebel Soldier (uncredited) Rebel Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Klein
IG-88 (Bounty Hunter Droid) (uncredited) IG-88 (Bounty Hunter Droid) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ian McDiarmid
Emperor (2004 DVD version) (uncredited) Emperor (2004 DVD version) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mac McDonald
Rebel Pilot (uncredited) Rebel Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph McQuarrie
General McQuarrie (uncredited) General McQuarrie (uncredited)   See fewer
Steve Meek
Stormtrooper / Chewbacca / Treva Horme / Solomahal (uncredited) Stormtrooper / Chewbacca / Treva Horme / Solomahal (uncredited)   See fewer
Temuera Morrison
Boba Fett (2004 DVD version) (voice) (uncredited) Boba Fett (2004 DVD version) (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph G. Morse
Stormtrooper / Imperial Comms Officer / Rebel Soldier (uncredited) Stormtrooper / Imperial Comms Officer / Rebel Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Cathy Munroe
Zuckuss / Wiokettle (uncredited) Zuckuss / Wiokettle (uncredited)   See fewer
Terence Mustoo
Hoth Rebel / Imperial Officer (uncredited) Hoth Rebel / Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
C. Andrew Nelson
Darth Vader (special edition) (uncredited) Darth Vader (special edition) (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Pangrazio
Rebel Pilot (uncredited) Rebel Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris Parsons
4-LOM / K-3PO / Stormtrooper (uncredited) 4-LOM / K-3PO / Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Quentin Pierre
Edian - Bespin Guard arresting Storm Troopers (uncredited) Edian - Bespin Guard arresting Storm Troopers (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Reynell
Imperial Officer (uncredited) Imperial Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Terry Richards
Wampa (uncredited) Wampa (uncredited)   See fewer
Doug Robinson
Snowtrooper (uncredited) Snowtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Ross-Murray
Stormtrooper (uncredited) Stormtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Deep Roy
Yoda (uncredited) Yoda (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Roy
Snowtrooper (uncredited) Snowtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Sidoli
Rebel Soldier (uncredited) Rebel Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Smart
Snowtrooper (uncredited) Snowtrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
David Stone
X-Wing Pilot (uncredited) X-Wing Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Swaden
Hoth Rebel (uncredited) Hoth Rebel (uncredited)   See fewer
Marolyn Turk
Hoth Rebel (uncredited) Hoth Rebel (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Veilleux
Imperial Officer Canonhaus (uncredited) Imperial Officer Canonhaus (uncredited)   See fewer
Harold Weed
Wampa (special edition) (uncredited) Wampa (special edition) (uncredited)   See fewer
Treat Williams
Echo Base Trooper (uncredited) Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
Jason Wingreen
Boba Fett (voice) (uncredited) Boba Fett (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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