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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Months prior to the film's release, John Williams was named Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. During Williams first televised performance with the Orchestra on PBS's Evening At Pops, he publicly premiered some of the new scoring pieces he composed for the ... ...


Quotes

Luke: 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 ...


Goofs

At the beginning of the Carbonite Freezing Scene, Officer Belwil (Milton Johns) enters and says "Lord Vader, ship approaching X-Wing Class" in his own British accent, then leaves. Near the end of the scene he re-enters and says "Skywalker has just landed, My Lord" in a dubbed on American accent.


Crazy Credits

In the section of the end credits cast list devoted to the Rebel Forces, there are no fewer than three misprints: Christopher Malcolm is credited as "Christopher Malcom"; Denis Lawson is "Dennis Lawson"; and the character Dack, whose spelling is attested in the script as well as in books and other media, in the credits is spelled "Dak".


Alternate Versions

A Special Edition was released on 21 February 1997 (USA). It includes a reworked soundtrack and among other things:

  • new shots of the Wampa;
  • new shots of the Hoth battle;
  • new shots of the Millennium Falcon flying through Cloud City;
  • new shots of Cloud City to make it seem bigger;
  • more "open window" shots to showcase the landscape;
  • new shots of Vader's shuttle flying to the Super Star Destroyer;


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Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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