PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Back to the Future
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Raiders of the Lost Ark
In its May 30, 1977 issue, Time Magazine voted this movie "The Year's Best Movie". The franchise would go on to feature on the magazine's cover six times.
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
After C-3PO and R2-D2 split up on Tatooine, C-3PO has an oil streak down his right side. When he comes across the large skeleton in the sand, the oil streak has switched to the left (film was flipped). When he is calling and waving to the Sandcrawler, the oil is back on the right side.
To compensate for the new special edition credits inserted in versions 1997 and beyond, a longer instrumental suite plays during the credits roll, integrating various themes from throughout the film.
The subtitles for the Han and Jabba scene have been altered slightly for the DVD. Originally, the phrases "twenty percent" and "fifteen percent" are spelled out. In the DVD, they are abbreviated as "20%" and "15%," to save space, since the typeface used for the captions is larger than that used in the theatrical version.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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