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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

George Lucas has the head of a Stormtrooper and an R2-D2 in his office.


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

During the duel on Cloud City, when Luke is sucked through the broken window, he's holding his lightsaber, but then is holding on to the bridge with both hands, however after he climbs up he has the lightsaber back, even though he didn't have a chance to put it anywhere before catching onto the bridge.


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;


Soundtracks

Hyperspace
Composed by
John Williams

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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