Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes BackDirector: Irvin Kershner. Producer: Gary Kurtz. Screenplay: Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan. Story by George Lucas. Starring:  Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), David Prowse (Darth Vader), James Earl Jones (voice of Darth Vader), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Frank Oz (Yoda), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Jason Wingreen (original voice of Boba Fett),Temuera Morrison (voice of Boba Fett in 2004 Special Edition), Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi), Denis Lawson (Wedge Antilles), Clive Revill (voice of Emperor Palpatine), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor in 2004 Special Edition), John Ratzenberger (Major Bren Derlin). Music: John Williams. Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky, BSC. Editor: Paul Hirsch. Studio: Lucasfilm. Distributor: 20th Century Fox. 129 mins. 1980.

The saga continues

The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was the first sequel to George Lucas‘s Star Wars (hereafter retitled Star Wars IV: A New Hope, 1977), and, in my opinion, the finest film of the Saga by far.

The film was directed by Irvin Kershner. The screenplay, by pulp sf writer Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, was based on a story by Lucas.



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