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
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Back to the Future
In some scenes that were filmed, but never used, the filmmakers had to use multiple models of R2-D2, since he had a hard time keeping up with the other characters. When one could no longer keep up, a second one hidden behind a corner or wall would "sneak" back into the main group. As this charade wasn't very convincing, none of these scenes made the final cut.
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
Shadows outside the Mos Eisley Cantina jump around before Luke and Obi-Wan enter.
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.
In the 2004 DVD edition, Vader's lines are lowered very slightly in pitch so his voice sounds more like it does in the next two films.
$35,906,661 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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