The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back ★★★★ Star Wars: Episode 5—The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (PG)
Second film in the epic “Star Wars” trilogy finds young Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance plotting new strategies as they prepare to battle the evil Darth Vader and the forces of the Dark Side. Luke learns the ways of a Jedi knight from master Yoda, while Han and Leia find time for romance and a few adventures of their own. Introduces the charismatic Lando Calrissian and a mind blowing secret from Vadar. Offers the same superb special effects and hearty plot as set by 1977's excellent “Star Wars.” Followed by “Return of the Jedi” in 1983. 124m/C VHS, DVD . Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Clive Revill, Julian Glover, John Ratzenberger, Jeremy Bulloch; D: Irvin Kershner; W: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan; C: Peter Suschitzky; M: John Williams; V: James Earl Jones. Oscars '80: Sound, Visual FX.