PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
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Director Irvin Kershner was very reluctant to make this movie, because he felt he could never make it as anything other than "the second one". His agent convinced him otherwise.
Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?
Han Solo: Loud and clear, kid. What's up?
Luke: Well, I finished my circle. I don't pick up any life readings.
Han Solo: There isn't enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser. Sensors are placed. I'm going ...
Vader kills Captain Needa for losing the Millenium Falcon. When two Imperial soldiers come to carry his body away, the corpse steps up.
The stars form the backdrop for the end credits.
The new sound mix for the special edition makes some of C-3PO's lines more audible, and some of Leia's lines less so. In the original, the noise of the carbon freezing chamber makes it difficult to hear his line to Chewbacca, "So don't do anything foolish." This was not a new line added to the Special Edition, but a line made more audible over the noise of the machines. Later in the film, when Chewbacca chokes Lando, Leia says, "You think that after what you did to Han that we're going to trust you?" In the Special Edition, Chewbacca's growl is so loud that part of her line is obscured.
ITL 609,584,000 (Italy) (11 April 1997)
$290,475,067 (USA) (30 June 1997)
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