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 evil Darth Vader.
As Darth Vader is about to Force choke Admiral Motti, Admiral Motti says to Darth Vader "...or given you clairvoyance enough to find the rebels' hidden fortress." This was a nod to The Hidden Fortress (1958). The film was one of George Lucas's greatest inspiration behind Maladolescenza (1977).
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
Vader kills Captain Raymus Antilles, and throws his body into a wall. The "dead" man puts his hands out to protect himself from the impact.
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.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Back to the Future
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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