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The Empire Strikes Back (21-May-1980)

Director: Irvin Kershner

Writers: Leigh Brackett; Lawrence Kasdan; George Lucas

Music: John Williams

Producer: Gary Kurtz

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Robots, Explosions

The rebel base on the frozen planet Hoth is under attack; Han and Leia escape to Cloud City and see Lando Calrissian. The ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi orders Luke to the distant swamp planet of Dagobah to receive Jedi training from Yoda, and absorb his subtle wisdom; he departs mid-training to rescue Han and Leia. Darker than the first installment, this "Episode V" is strongest of the Star Wars trilogy. Won Oscars for Best Sound and a Special Achievement for Visual Effects; received nominations for Best Set Decoration and Best Original Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kenny Baker
Actor
24-Aug-1934   The man inside R2-D2
Jeremy Bulloch
Actor
16-Feb-1945   Boba Fett in the Star Wars series
Michael Culver
Actor
16-Jun-1938   A Passage to India
Anthony Daniels
Actor
21-Feb-1946   C-3PO
Carrie Fisher
Actor
21-Oct-1956   Princess Leia in Star Wars
Harrison Ford
Actor
13-Jul-1942   Han Solo in Star Wars
Julian Glover
Actor
27-Mar-1935   For Your Eyes Only
Alec Guinness
Actor
2-Apr-1914 5-Aug-2000 Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars
Mark Hamill
Actor
25-Sep-1951   Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
Peter Mayhew
Actor
19-May-1944   Chewbacca in Star Wars
Frank Oz
Actor
25-May-1944   Yoda, Miss Piggy, and The Stepford Wives
David Prowse
Actor
1-Jul-1935   Darth Vader, Green Cross Code Man
John Ratzenberger
Actor
6-Apr-1947   Postman Cliff Clavin on Cheers
Clive Revill
Actor
18-Apr-1930   Avanti!
Michael Sheard
Actor
18-Jun-1938 31-Aug-2005 Mr. Bronson on Grange Hill
Billy Dee Williams
Actor
6-Apr-1937   Lando Calrissian, Colt-45 malt liquor pitchman

CAST

Mark Hamill   ...   Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford   ...   Han Solo
Carrie Fisher   ...   Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams   ...   Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels   ...   C-3PO (android)
David Prowse   ...   Darth Vader
Peter Mayhew   ...   Chewbacca (wookie)
Kenny Baker   ...   R2-D2 (android)
Frank Oz   ...   Yoda (voice)
Alec Guinness   ...   Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ben Kenobi)
Jeremy Bulloch   ...   Boba Fett (bounty hunter)
John Hollis   ...   Lando's Assistant
Jack Purvis   ...   Chief Ugnaught
Des Webb   ...   Snow Creature
Clive Revill   ...   Emperor (voice)
Kenneth Colley   ...   Admiral Piett
Julian Glover   ...   General Veers
Michael Sheard   ...   Admiral Ozzel
Michael Culver   ...   Captain Needa
John Dicks   ...   Imperial Officer
Milton Johns   ...   Imperial Officer
Mark Jones   ...   Imperial Officer
Oliver Maguire   ...   Imperial Officer
Bruce Boa   ...   General Rieekan
Christopher Malcolm   ...   Rogue 2
Denis Lawson   ...   Rogue 3
Richard Oldfield   ...   Rogue 4
John Morton   ...   Dak
Ian Liston   ...   Janson
John Ratzenberger   ...   Major Derlin
Jack McKenzie   ...   Deck Lieutenant
Jerry Harte   ...   Head Controller
Norman Chancer   ...   Rebel Officer
Norwich Duff   ...   Rebel Officer
Ray Hassett   ...   Rebel Officer
Brigitte Kahn   ...   Rebel Officer
Burnell Tucker   ...   Rebel Officer

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