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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1983
Running Time: 2 hrs. 13 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Producers: Richard Marquand
Screenwriter: George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan
Producers: George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian, Jim Bloom and Robert Watts
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Synopsis

At long last, the Skywalker family tree falls into place, and Han and Leia profess their love in Episode VI. After rescuing Han from the clutches of Jabba, Luke returns to Yoda to complete his Jedi training and finally confronts his father. With the aid of the endearing Ewoks, the Rebels defeat the Emperor and restore peace to the galaxy...

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Original Theatrical Trailer

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Cast

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

Alec Guiness as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker

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

Kenneth Coley as Admiral Piett

Warwick Davis as Wicket

Michael Pennington as Moff Jerjerrod

Michael Carter as Bib Fortuna

Tim Rose as Admiral Ackbar

Dermot Crowley as General Madine

Caroline Blakiston as Mon Mothma

Femi Taylor as Oola

Star Wars Awards and Nominations

1983 Academy Awards®

Best Score (Nom)

Best Sound (Nom)

Best Sound Effects (Nom)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

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Return of the Jedi

Emperor Palpatine ( Ian McDiarmid ):

"Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!"

What creature does Jabba the Hutt intend to use to dispose of Han and Luke while observing from his space barge?