Overview

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

  1. Irvin Kershner

    Director

  2. Lawrence Kasdan

    Screenplay

  3. Leigh Brackett

    Screenplay

  4. George Lucas

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mark Hamill

    Mark Hamill

    Luke Skywalker

  2. Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford

    Han Solo

  3. Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher

    Princess Leia

  4. Billy Dee Williams

    Billy Dee Williams

    Lando Calrissian

  5. Anthony Daniels

    Anthony Daniels

    C-3PO

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 17, 1980
    PG
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • May 21, 1980
    PG
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • June 20, 1980
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • April 4, 1997
    PG
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget $18,000,000.00

Revenue $538,400,000.00

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