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Year: 1980
Saga: Star Wars
Original Title: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Length: 124 minutes
Genre: Science fiction, Adventure
Studios: 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: May 21 1980

United States: June 20 1980

Ranking

Ranking: 1,056 out of 15,362 movies (up 170)

Ranked #15 in list 'The best movies ever'

Ranked #2 in list 'Best science fiction movies'

8,7

8.6 by 110 users

10.0 by Movie'n'co

7.5 by 6 media

Plot

The fifth episode of the Star Wars saga, which came to theaters three years after revolutionary film 'A New Hope', continues the adventure of the Jedi apprentice, Luke Skywalker, the princess leader of the rebel movement, Leia and the smuggler, Han Solo; in a film that, didn't managed to surpass his predecessor as far as the box office is concerned, but got very flattering reviews. Our heroes began this new adventure in 'The Empire Strikes Back' seeking refuge after the successful attack on the Death Star, because the imperial troops were chasing the rebels who finally managed to hide in the ice planet of Hoth. Luke (Mark Hamill), eager to learn the secrets of the Force and defeat the evil Darth Vader, travels to Dagobah accompanied by R2-D2 with the intention of finding the master Yoda. While Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Chewbacca and C-3PO manage to avoid the Imperial forces and asks the former owner of the Millennium Falcon, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), for help in the mining world of Bespin where a trap hatched by Vader awaits. Irvin Kershner directed this film based on the story of George Lucas. Hide full plot... Show full plot

Awards

Premios
Año
Nominaciones
Premios ganados
Academy Awards (Oscars)Academy Awards (Oscars)
1981
3
1
Golden GlobesGolden Globes
1981
1
1
BAFTA AwardsBAFTA Awards
1981
3
1

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Cast Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

Luke Skywalker

David Prowse

David Prowse

Darth Vader

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Han Solo

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Princesa Leia

Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Lando Calrissian

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Trivia Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The scene in which Luke used the Force to recover his lightsaber was achieved by filming Mark Hamill as he throw his weapon away and then running the film in reverse. Carrie Fisher had to climb on a box to shoot most scenes because of her height difference with Harrison Ford. Han Solo is the only character in the saga that, not being Jedi or Sith, uses a lightsaber. He used this weapon to open the belly of a Tauntaun and seek refuge inside.

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