PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
George Lucas also ran into budget problems as a result of ensuring his loan with 20th Century Fox after the release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), to the point of interfering with filming. Richard Marquand had to beg Lucas for a Rancor hand prop to be constructed so that close-ups of Mark Hamill could be filmed.
Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.
When Wicket wakes up Leia in the woods, his spear is alternately on top of and underneath the bottom of his hood/bib, and this garment also changes length within this scene.
Opening crawl: "Luke Skywalker has returned to his home planet of Tatooine in an attempt to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Little does Luke know that the GALACTIC EMPIRE has secretly begun construction on a new armored space station even more powerful than the first dreaded Death Star. When completed, this ultimate weapon will spell certain doom for the small band of rebels struggling to restore freedom to the galaxy..."
$16,293,531 (USA) (16 March 1997)
$309,125,409 (USA) (8 June 1997)
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Back to the Future
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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