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
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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
Back to the Future
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
In previous drafts of the screenplay, the young hero was known as Annikin (sic) Starkiller, and Luke Skywalker was the name of a grizzled veteran (essentially the character who would become Obi-wan Kenobi). George Lucas played around with different variations on these names, and in the shooting script, the young hero was called Luke Starkiller. During filming, Lucas decided that "Starkiller" suggested a Charles Manson-like cult leader and changed Luke's surname to Skywalker. Since the name Starkiller hadn't been spoken in filming, no footage had to be re-shot or dubbed.
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
The shrubs on the edge of the hole in Luke's desert home.
When first released theatrically, prior to the film, a generic screen reading in green letters "A Lucasfilm Limited Production" appeared. In all versions from the Special Edition onward, this is replaced with a more elaborate Lucasfilm logo that shines and glows.
The voice of the actress who played Aunt Beru, Shelagh Fraser, was dubbed over in all but the original prints.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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