PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
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: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Dark Knight Rises
According to Ian McDiarmid, George Lucas originally cast him simply as the physical performance of the Emperor (similar to David Prowse as Darth Vader). This became evident to him when a producer told him that if he was able to get his voice close enough to Clive Revill's (who portrayed the Emperor's voice in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)) Lucas would let him use his on-camera vocals in the final cut of the movie. However, McDiarmid felt he could conduct a stronger, more wicked and demonic voice for the Emperor as opposed to Revill's more aristocratic Emperor. Lucas, and even Steven Spielberg, were so impressed with his take that it ended up becoming a signature trait of the character.
Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.
In the desert Jabba pulls Leia towards him telling her she will learn to appreciate him. Jabba's face is mirrored.
This is the only Star Wars film in which Denis Lawson's first name is spelled correctly in the credits.
The 2004 DVD release of Return of the Jedi corrects the visual effects error of the image of two white phantom tie-fighters suddenly appearing, then disappearing on the hull of the Millennium Falcon as it flies by during the final battle.
$16,293,531 (USA) (16 March 1997)
$309,125,409 (USA) (8 June 1997)