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            Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

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            After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

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            Richard Marquand

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            Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by), George Lucas (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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            Cast

            Cast overview, first billed only:
            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 ... 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
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            Storyline

            Luke Skywalker battles Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo and Princess Leia reaffirm their love, and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, the Ewoks, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side, and the defeat of the evil emperor. Written by Jwelch5742

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            Taglines:

            Coming May 25, 1983 to your galaxy. [Second Advance poster] See more »


            Certificate:

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            Details

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            Country:

            USA

            Language:

            English

            Release Date:

            1 July 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

            Also Known As:

            El regreso del Jedi See more »

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            Box Office

            Budget:

            $32,500,000 (estimated)

            Opening Weekend USA:

            $23,019,618, 29 May 1983

            Gross USA:

            $309,306,177

            Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

            $475,347,111
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            Company Credits

            Production Co:

            Lucasfilm See more »
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            70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)| DTS (1997 print)| Dolby Digital (1997 print)| SDDS (1997 print)| Dolby Digital EX (DVD)| DTS-ES (6.1 channels) (blu-ray)

            Color:

            Color

            Aspect Ratio:

            2.39 : 1
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            An early draft featured General Veers from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) as the commander of the Endor Garrison, personally leading the battle on the moon. See more »

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            One Of The Best In The Series
            12 February 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

            Up until the sixth and last episode of the Star Wars saga, which finally ended in 2005, I had always looked at this 1983 entry as my favorite film of the long-running series. The varied action scenes and really different characters (Jabba The Hut, furry woodland creatures, etc.) made this a particularly appealing movie.

            None of the action ever focused too long in one spot, either. The last half hour exemplifies this the most as the scene switches every few minutes from the woods to the battle among space ships to the individual laser-duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

            Another nice characteristic this film had that the two previous did not was the absence of in-fighting between two of the stars. Gone was the incessant bickering between Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. Finally, everyone was on the same page! It was nice to see.

            In the end, this was simply a wonderful adventure tale, more than anything else.


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