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The Empire Strikes Back

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Released May 21st, 1980, 'The Empire Strikes Back' stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams The PG movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 4 min, and received a score of 82 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which assembled reviews from 25 top critics.

Want to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "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)."

'The Empire Strikes Back' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on Amazon.com, VUDU, iTunes Store, and YouTube .