Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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


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?


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 - Irvin Kershner

Writing credits

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


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