Plot: Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the Rebels abandon their new base in an assault with the Imperial AT-AT walkers on the ice world of Hoth. Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the droid C-3PO escape in the Millennium Falcon, but are later captured by Darth Vader on Bespin. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker and the droid R2-D2 follows Obi-Wan Kenobi’s posthumous command, and receives Jedi training from Master Yoda on the swamp world of Dagobah. Will Skywalker manage to rescue his friends from the Dark Lord?

Rating:  PG for sci-fi action violence

Directed By: Irvin Kershner

Written By: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas

Production: Lucasfilm

In Theaters: May 21, 1980

Box Office: $290,158,751 (USA)

Budget: $18,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 2 hr. 4 mins.

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Luke Skywalker – Mark Hamill
Han Solo – Harrison Ford
Princess Leia – Carrie Fisher
Lando Calrissian – Billy Dee Williams
C-3PO – Anthony Daniels
Darth Vader – David Prowse

Chewbacca – Peter Mayhew
R2-D2 – Kenny Baker
Yoda (voice) – Frank Oz
Ben ‘Obi-wan’ Kenobi – Alec Guinness
Boba Fett – Jeremy Bulloch
Emperor (voice) – Clive Revill