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Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

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Directed by

Richard Marquand

Written by

Lawrence Kasdan (Screenplay)
George Lucas (Screenplay)

Runtime

135 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Empire Falls...

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship space battle rebel jedi space opera emperor spacecraft matter of life and death death star jabba the hutt ewoks

Photos

Lists

#78 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#91 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#75 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing Ben Burtt

Special Achievement Award Richard Edlund Ken Ralston Phil Tippett Dennis Muren

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Norman Reynolds Michael Ford Fred Hole

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Randy Thom Gary Summers Ben Burtt