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 Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
According to crew members Ian McDiarmid was not the studios original choice to play Palpatine. Laurence Olivier had been rumoured to play Palpatine but eventually turned the role down. Frank Finlay, Harry Andrews and John Gielgud were considered for the role. It wasn't until the studio saw McDiarmd's performance ... ...
Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.
Just before Luke is brought before the Emperor, octagonal matte lines are visible around the Death Star. Noticable both in old and a new version.
This is the only Star Wars film in which Denis Lawson's first name is spelled correctly in the credits.
$16,293,531 (USA) (16 March 1997)
$309,125,409 (USA) (8 June 1997)
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