Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (1983)
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The Empire is more than halfway through construction of a new Death Star - almost twice as big, but more than twice as powerful. When completed, it will spell certain doom for Luke Skywalker and the Rebels. Han Solo is a prisoner of crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and Princess Leia soon finds herself in the gangster's hands. Luke Skywalker, aided by C-3PO and R2-D2, makes his way into Jabba's palace, hoping to secure his friends' freedom. But the Hutt has no intention of doing so and tries to kill them all. After escaping from Jabba and the sands of Tatooine, they regroup with the Rebel fleet, which is massing for an attack against the new satellite battle station at Endor. Lando Calrissian is pressed into action to lead the Rebel fighter attack, while Han is put in charge of a group of soldiers to take out the shield generator protecting the Death Star. Luke, however, surrenders to Vader's soldiers on Endor, and is taken in front of Vader's boss - the Galactic Emperor - on the Death Star for final corruption to the Dark Side of the Force. The fleet of Imperial Star Destroyers ambushes the Rebels, cutting them off. Worse, the new Death Star begins turning its giant laser on the Rebel carriers. It appears that nothing will stop the Empire's triumph - unless things start to change quickly...
Coming May 25, 1983 to your galaxy. [Second Advance poster]
Also Known As:
Return of the Jedi
Revenge of the Jedi
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VI - Revenge of the Jedi
Title: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi
Release Date: May 25, 1983
Runtime: 134 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 8.3
Brimstone Pit Rating: 9.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for sci-fi action violence. (special edition, DVD version)
Mark Hamill ...Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford ...Han Solo
Carrie Fisher ...Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams ...Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels ...C-3PO
Peter Mayhew ...Chewbacca
Sebastian Shaw ...Anakin Skywalker
Ian McDiarmid ...The Emperor
Frank Oz ...yoda (voice)
James Earl Jones ...Voice of Darth Vader (voice)
David Prowse ...Darth Vader
Alec Guinness ...Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi
Kenny Baker ...R2-D2 / Paploo
Michael Pennington ...Moff Jerjerrod
Kenneth Colley ...Admiral Piett
Michael Carter ...Bib Fortuna
Denis Lawson ...Wedge
Tim Rose ...Admiral Ackbar (as Timothy M. Rose)
Dermot Crowley ...General Madine
Caroline Blakiston ...Mon Mothma
Warwick Davis ...Wicket
Jeremy Bulloch ...Boba Fett
Femi Taylor ...Oola
Annie Arbogast ...Sy Snootles
Claire Davenport ...Fat Dancer
Jack Purvis ...Teebo
Mike Edmonds ...Logray / Jabba Puppeteer
Jane Busby ...Chief Chirpa
Malcolm Dixon ...Ewok Warrior (as Malcom Dixon)
Mike Cottrell ...Ewok Warrior
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Howard G. Kazanjian
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Coming May 25, 1983 to your galaxy. [Second Advance poster]
- The Empire Falls....
- Return To A Galaxy... Far, Far Away
- The Saga Continues.
- [about Darth Vader] Obi-Wan: He's more machine now than man; twisted and evil.
Luke: [approaching R2-D2] I can't do it, R2. I can't go on alone. Obi-Wan: [from out of sight] Yoda will always be with you. Luke: Obi-Wan. [Obi-Wan's spirit approaches Luke] Luke: Why didn't you tell me? You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father. Obi-Wan: Your father... was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and *became* Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true... from a certain point of view. Luke: A certain point of view? Luke: Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Anakin was a good friend. When I first knew him, your father was already a great pilot. But I was amazed how strongly the Force was with him. I took it upon myself to train him as a Jedi. I thought that I could instruct him just as well as Yoda. I was wrong. Luke: There is still good in him. Obi-Wan: He's more machine now than man; twisted and evil. Luke: I can't do it, Ben. Obi-Wan: You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again. Luke: I can't kill my own father. Obi-Wan: Then the Emperor has already won. You were our only hope. Luke: Yoda spoke of another. Obi-Wan: The other he spoke of is your twin sister. Luke: But I *have* no sister. Obi-Wan: Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you were born. The Emperor knew, as I did, if Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him. That is the reason why your sister remained safely anonymous. Luke: Leia! Leia is my sister. Obi-Wan: Your insight serves you well. Bury your feelings deep down, Luke. They do you credit, but they could be made to serve the Emperor.
Luke: I'll not leave you here. I've got to save you. Anakin: You already have, Luke.
Darth Vader: You cannot hide forever, Luke. Luke: I will not fight you. Darth Vader: Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side... then perhaps she will... Luke: [igniting light saber, screams] NO!
Darth Vader: Luke... help me take this mask off. Luke: But you'll die. Darth Vader: Nothing... can stop that now. Just for once... let me... look on you with my *own* eyes. [Luke takes off Darth Vader's mask one piece at a time. Underneath, Luke sees the face of a pale, scarred, bald-headed, old man - his father, Anakin. Anakin sadly looks at Luke] Anakin: Now... go, my son. Leave me. Luke: No. You're coming with me. I'll not leave you here, I've got to save you. Anakin: You already... have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right. [Anakin slumps down in death] Luke: Father... I won't leave you.
- David Lynch was originally offered the chance to direct this episode of the series. He turned it down because he believed it was "Lucas' thing." He went on to direct Dune (1984) instead.
Director David Cronenberg was offered the chance to direct.
The dual stripes painted on rebel A-wing fighters were originally blue, but were changed to red because the blue made it a problem when filming blue-screen effects.
SFX crew claim to have included a "sneaker" as one of the spaceships in a complex dog-fight scene (see also trivia for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)).
Robert Watts, a co-producer of the film, doubles as the scout walker driver who is thrown out of the scout walker by Chewbacca. This role was written for General Veers, who was played by Julian Glover in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Since he looks nothing like Glover, however, Watts is credited as "Lieutenant Watts."
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