Return of the Jedi Poster

Release Date: May 25th, 1983

PG|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) battles horrible Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) reaffirm their love and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), the Ewoks and the androids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil emperor.

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Sebastian Shaw, Ian McDiarmid

Director: Richard Marquand

Genres: Action, Science fiction, Adventure, Fantasy

Production Co: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Friendship, Charming, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A potent reminder that these characters and the actors who brought them to life will never return again. Seeing the very end of an endlessly hyped trilogy somehow puts a lump in the throat. [Special Edition] show more

  • Less original than the first "Star Wars" and less resonant than "The Empire Strikes Back," but packed with fast-paced action and downright cuddly Ewoks. show more

  • 'Return of the Jedi' is fun, magnificent fun. The movie is a complete entertainment, a feast for the eyes and a delight for the fancy. It's a little amazing how Lucas and his associates keep topping themselves. show more

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Awards

Nominated Sound Effects Editing
Nominated Sound
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Winner Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Winner Special Achievement Award (Visual Effects)