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Seen on: 05/30/2018, 12/31/2016, 01/01/2015, 03/05/2012, 05/08/2009, 11/21/2003 (rewatch)

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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Directed by Irvin Kershner

Science Fiction | Action | Adventure

Most recently watched by sleestakk, zombiefreak, sensoria, sleestakk, jeneot33, scottfinn, themarc, schofizzy, CaptainBigTime, schofizzy

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.

Rated PG | Length 124 minutes

Actors

Morris Bush | Howie Weed | Keith Swaden | Quentin Pierre | Christopher Bunn | Chris Parsons | Trevor Butterfield | Alan Flyng | Tom Egeland | Ian Durrant | Jim Dowdall | Alan Austen | Shaun Curry | Treat Williams | Michael Santiago | Terry Richards | Ralph Morse | Ralph McQuarrie | Mac McDonald | Tiffany L. Kurtz | Alan Harris | Tony Smart | Doug Robinson | Stuart Fell | Peter Diamond | Martin Dew | Mark Capri | John Cannon | Richard Bonehill | Lightning Bear | Bob Anderson | Wendy Froud | Burnell Tucker | Brigitte Kahn | Ray Hassett | Norwich Duff | Norman Chancer | Jerry Harte | Jack McKenzie | John Ratzenberger | Ian Liston | John Morton | Richard Oldfield | Denis Lawson | Christopher Malcolm | Bruce Boa | Robin Scobey | Mark Jones | Oliver Maguire | Milton Johns | John Dicks | Michael Culver | Michael Sheard | Julian Glover | Kenneth Colley | Clive Revill | Marjorie Eaton | Kathryn Mullen | Des Webb | Jack Purvis | John Hollis | Jason Wingreen | Jeremy Bulloch | Alec Guinness | Frank Oz | Kenny Baker | Peter Mayhew | James Earl Jones | David Prowse | Anthony Daniels | Billy Dee Williams | Carrie Fisher | Harrison Ford | Mark Hamill

Viewing Notes

Hadn’t planned on viewing this again but given all the movies available on my second leg of my flight home I decided to spin this one since I was planning on seeing SOLO the following day back in Chicago. This is my favorite SW film and my favorite Han Solo appearance. Harrison Ford is so damn good he owns the role and really stands out among the others.

When they get tricked on Bespin and enter the dining room with Vader and Boba Fett I really want to know how that dinner went down… like what did they discuss? Did they really eat? Did Fett take off his helmet to join them? I wonder if anyone has done a short film on that one missing scene. It would be hilarious, I imagine.

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