United Kingdom: June 02 1983
United States: May 25 1983
'Return of the Jedi', the latest installment of the original trilogy, begins with the rescue mission led by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), who decide to venture into the dangerous den of Jabba the Hutt, the most feared gangster in the galaxy, to free Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from his carbonite prison. The plot thickens when the heroes fall prisoners of the evil Hutt, who decide to keep Leia as a slave while condemning Luke to be eaten by a Rancor. Finally, the team manages to escape, allowing Luke to return to Dagobah to complete his Jedi training. While the princess, Han Solo and the others goes to the moon of Endor, a satellite inhabited by the small Ewoks, a creatures that don't hesitate to lend their support to their visitors. It is in this forested planet where the rebel forces fight for the last time a defenseless and incomplete Death Star in the battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Richard Marquand directed this episode VI on a screenplay by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan.