Return of the Jedi

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As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl. Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the dark side of the Force.

  1. George Lucas

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Lawrence Kasdan


  3. Richard Marquand


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


  6. Peter Mayhew

    Peter Mayhew


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 15m

Budget $32,350,000.00

Revenue $572,700,000.00


Release Information

  • May 25, 1983
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

This is not quite Bantha fodder.

Following on from the freshness of Star Wars (1977) and the all round greatness of craft and story telling that was The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi was always going to struggle in comparison. That's not to say there are not fans who prefer it of the original trilogy, because there are many, and like minded fans of George Lucas' space saga shouldn't have a problem with that.

However, it is the weakest of the three. The characters we have come to love, and to be a part of their universe, are performed with gusto - but they are mostly thinl... read the rest.

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