Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Poster

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Release Date: May 21st, 1980

PG|2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
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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Genres: Fantasy, Science fiction, Action, Adventure

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

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  • The best of three Star Wars films, and the most thought-provoking. After the space opera cheerfulness of the original film, this one plunges into darkness and even despair, and surrenders more completely to the underlying mystery of the story. It is because of the emotions stirred in Empire that the entire series takes on a mythic quality that resonates back to the first and ahead to the third. This is the heart. show more

  • It balances bloodshed with charm, spectacle with childlike glee. It's a near flawless movie of its kind. show more

  • Technical virtuosity and entertainment ingenuity. show more

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