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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1980
Running Time: 2 hrs. 04 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Producers: Irvin Kershner
Screenwriter: George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, Leigh Brackett
Producers: George Lucas, Jim Bloom and Gary Kurtz
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Synopsis

The saga continues in Episode V with more hidden bases and awe-inspiring battle scenes. We are introduced to Yoda, whom Luke Skywalker has sought out in order to receive Jedi knight training. However, his friends find themselves in a bind -- again -- and he cuts the program short to come to their aid. We also discover that family ties are binding and that Han and Leia DO love each.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Original Theatrical Trailer

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Cast

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

Alec Guiness as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi

David Prowse/James Earl Jones as Darth Vader

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

Kenny Baker as R2-D2

Frank Oz as Yoda

Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

Jeremy Bullock as Boba Fett

Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidous

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian

Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles

John Hollis as Lobot

Kenneth Coley as Admiral Piett

Julian Glover as General Veers

Michael Sheard as Admiral Ozzel

Michael Culver as Captain Needa

Bruce Boa as General Rieekan

Christopher Malcolm as Rogue Two

John Morton as Dak

John Ratzenberger as Major Derlin

Star Wars Awards and Nominations

1980 Academy Awards® Best Sound (Win)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

Best Score (Nom)

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