The Empire Strikes Back

Poster for the movie "The Empire Strikes Back"

“The Last Jedi” is here and dividing fans like no Star Wars movie before. Gain some perspective by looking back on the high point of the franchise: “The Empire Strikes Back.” We bow down to its brilliance and magnify some of the rusty parts that didn’t hold up over time.

Plot Summary: “The Empire Strikes Back” The adventure continues in this “Star Wars” sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master’s help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse).

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Director
Irvin Kershner
Producer
Gary Kurtz, Howard G. Kazanjian
Production
Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release Date
17 May 1980

Not rated yet!
Director
Irvin Kershner
Producer
Gary Kurtz, Howard G. Kazanjian
Production
Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release Date
17 May 1980