The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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.

Directing:
  • Irvin Kershner

Writing:
  • Leigh Brackett
  • Lawrence Kasdan
  • George Lucas

Stars:
Release Date: 1980-05-20
metacritic icon 8.8/10
themoviedb icon 8.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 124
  • Budget: $18,000,000
  • Revenue: $538,400,000

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Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Han Solo
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
Princess Leia
David Prowse
David Prowse
Darth Vader
Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Wil...
Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Danie...
C-3PO
Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew
Chewbacca
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jo...
Darth Vader (voice - uncredited)
Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker
R2-D2
Frank Oz
Frank Oz
Yoda (Voice)
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jeremy Bulloch
Jeremy Bulloc...
Boba Fett
John Hollis
John Hollis
Lando's Aide
Jack Purvis
Jack Purvis
Chief Ugnaught
Clive Revill
Clive Revill
Emperor (voice)
Julian Glover
Julian Glover
General Veers
Kenneth Colley
Kenneth Colle...
Admiral Piett
John Ratzenberger
John Ratzenbe...
Major Derlin
Michael Sheard
Michael Shear...
Admiral Ozzel
Michael Culver
Michael Culve...
Captain Needa
John Dicks
John Dicks
Captain Lennox
Milton Johns
Milton Johns
Bewil
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
General Carlist Rieekan
Christopher Malcolm
Christopher M...
Zev Senesca
Denis Lawson
Denis Lawson
Wedge Antilles
Ian Liston
Ian Liston
Wes Janson
John Morton
John Morton
Dak Ralter
Jack McKenzie
Jack McKenzie
Cal Alder
Norman Chancer
Norman Chance...
Tamizander Rey
Brigitte Kahn
Brigitte Kahn
Toryn Farr
Burnell Tucker
Burnell Tucke...
Wyron Serper
Lightning Bear
Lightning Bea...
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Peter Diamond
Peter Diamond
Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)
Tiffany L. Kurtz
Tiffany L. Ku...
Extra (uncredited)
Mac McDonald
Mac McDonald
Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Terry Richards
Terry Richard...
Wampa (uncredited)
Treat Williams
Treat William...
Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen
Jason Wingree...
Boba Fett (voice - uncredited)
Kathryn Mullen
Kathryn Mulle...
Performing Assistant for Yoda
Deep Roy
Deep Roy
Yoda (uncredited)
Temuera Morrison
Temuera Morri...
Boba Fett (voice - Special Edition)
Marjorie Eaton
Marjorie Eato...
Emperor (uncredited)
Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
Emperor (Special Edition)
Chris Parsons
Chris Parsons
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Kevin McKidd
Kevin McKidd
Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson
Ray Stevenson
Titus Pullo
Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds
Julius Caesar
James Purefoy
James Purefoy
Mark Antony
Polly Walker
Polly Walker
Atia of the Julii
Tobias Menzies
Tobias Menzie...
Marcus Junius Brutus
Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Dunca...
Servilia of the Junii
Nicholas Woodeson
Nicholas Wood...
Posca
Kerry Condon
Kerry Condon
Octavia of the Julii
Indira Varma
Indira Varma
Niobe of the Voreni
David Bamber
David Bamber
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Max Pirkis
Max Pirkis
Gaius Octavian
Chiara Mastalli
Chiara Mastal...
Eirene
Lee Boardman
Lee Boardman
Timon
Manfredi Aliquo
Manfredi Aliq...
Alex Wyndham
Alex Wyndham
Allen Leech
Allen Leech
Karl Johnson
Karl Johnson
Rick Warden
Rick Warden
Ian McNeice
Ian McNeice
Newsreader
Simon Woods
Simon Woods
Gaius Octavian Caesar
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