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Star Wars Episode V:
The Empire Strikes Back
Director(s)

Irvin Kershner

Producer(s)

Gary Kurtz
Rick McCallum (special edition)

Writer(s)

George Lucas (story)
Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay)

Starring

Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams
Anthony Daniels

Distributor

20th Century Fox

Released

May 21, 1980

Runtime

124 min. (original)
127 min. (Special Edition)

Budget

$18,000,000

Canon

G

Language

English

Timeline

3 ABY

Era

Rebellion era

Preceded by

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Followed by

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

"This is a dangerous time for you, when you will be tempted by the dark side of the Force."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the second film and the fifth chapter in the film series by George Lucas. Originally released in 1980, the film has proved to be one of the most popular films of the series among many fans and critics. It was the best selling Star Wars movie to date making the top five most sold in theatre list. It was re-released with changes in 1997. A radio adaptation was broadcast on National Public Radio in the U.S.

The film concerns the continuing struggles of the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire. In it, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia Organa are being pursued across space by Darth Vader and his elite forces. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker begins his major Jedi training with Yoda, after an instruction from Obi-Wan Kenobi's spirit. In an emotional confrontation with Vader, Luke is presented with a horrific revelation, and must face his destiny.

Lego® made several sets and minifigures based on scenes and characters from Episode V.

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