Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Star Wars Episode V:
The Empire Strikes Back
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Produced by Gary Kurtz
George Lucas
(executive)
Rick McCallum
(Special Edition)
Written by Story:
George Lucas
Screenplay:
Leigh Brackett
Lawrence Kasdan
Starring Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams
Anthony Daniels
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Peter Suschitzky, BSC
Editing by Paul Hirsch
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
Release date(s) May 21, 1980 (USA)
Running time 124 min. (original)
127 min. (Special Edition)
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $33,000,000
Preceded by Episode IV: A New Hope
Followed by Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was the fifth film in the Star Wars saga. The movie was released in 1980 and is a mix of science fiction, fantasy, action, and drama.

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The Rebels hide from the Empire on the icy planet Hoth. The Empire finds the Rebels and they have to leave the planet after a battle. Luke Skywalker finds Yoda, a 900-year-old Jedi Master and begins the training to become a Jedi. Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3P0 are caught by the Empire and Solo is frozen in carbonite. In his Jedi training, Luke gets a vision that his friends are in danger and tries to help them. He has to confront Darth Vader, and the two of them fight. When Luke fights Vader, he cuts off Luke's hand and Luke also learns that Vader is his father. His hand is replaced with a prosthetic one, including nerves, muscles, and many more.

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