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.
Howard G. Kazanjian's schedule pushed shooting as early as possible in order to give Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) as much time as possible to work on effects, and left some crew members dubious of their ability to be fully prepared for the shoot.
Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.
When Vader throws his saber at Luke who is hiding on the catwalk in the Death Star, Vader's saber blade is coming out of the butt end of the hilt - not the proper blade end.
There are no opening credits.
$16,293,531 (USA) (16 March 1997)
$309,125,409 (USA) (8 June 1997)
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 II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Dark Knight Rises
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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