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

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

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United Kingdom 21 May 1980
 United States 20 June 1980
Republic of Ireland Ireland 27 June 1980
 Israel 28 June 1980
 Japan 28 June 1980
 Brazil 21 July 1980
 Argentina 31 July 1980
 Australia 7 August 1980
 Hong Kong 8 August 1980
 Norway 10 August 1980
 Denmark 15 August 1980
 Finland 15 August 1980
 Sweden 15 August 1980
 France 20 August 1980
 Italy 12 September 1980
 Spain 3 October 1980
 Austria 11 December 1980
 West Germany 11 December 1980
 Netherlands 18 December 1980
 Greece 19 December 1980
 Portugal 19 December 1980
 Chile 25 December 1980
 Colombia 25 December 1980
Mexico Mexico 25 December 1980
 Uruguay 15 January 1981
 Peru 12 February 1981
 Hungary 28 January 1982
 Turkey January 1983
 Bulgaria 23 April 1984
 Soviet Union 1990

3D Version[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 21 February 1997
 Norway 4 April 1997
 Poland 4 April 1997
 Yugoslavia 7 April 1997
 France 9 April 1997
 Australia 10 April 1997
 Czech Republic 10 April 1997
 Germany 10 April 1997
 Hong Kong 10 April 1997
 Hungary 10 April 1997
 New Zealand 10 April 1997
 Austria 11 April 1997
 Brazil 11 April 1997
 Switzerland 11 April 1997 (German speaking region)
 Finland 11 April 1997
 United Kingdom 11 April 1997
 Greece 11 April 1997
Republic of Ireland Ireland 11 April 1997
 Iceland 11 April 1997
 Italy 11 April 1997
Mexico Mexico 11 April 1997
 Portugal 11 April 1997
 Sweden 11 April 1997
 Turkey 11 April 1997
 South Africa 11 April 1997
 Argentina 17 April 1997
 Denmark 18 April 1997
 South Korea 26 April 1997
 Singapore 12 June 1997
 Estonia 13 June 1997
 Japan 5 July 1997

Cast[change | change source]

Plot[change | change source]

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 some other stuff.

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