Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1980 - 124 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.20 : 1
US release date: May 21, 1980
Lucasfilm
Budget: $18,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $6,415,804 (USA) (126 Screens)

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?

Cast

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

 







Director

Director - Irvin Kershner

Writing credits

Screenplay - Leigh Brackett
Screenplay - Lawrence Kasdan
Story - George Lucas

Producer

Associate producer - James Bloom
Producer - Gary Kurtz
Executive producer - George Lucas
Associate producer - Robert Watts