The Empire Strikes Back

The Adventure Continues...

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

AdventureActionScience Fiction

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan.

Release Date: 1980-05-20
Status: Released
Run time: 124 min / 2:4
Budget: $18,000,000
Revenue: $538,400,000
Production Companies : Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America



Mark Hamill
Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford
Han Solo
Carrie Fisher
Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams
Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels
David Prowse
Darth Vader
James Earl Jones
Darth Vader (voice)
Peter Mayhew
Kenny Baker
Frank Oz
Yoda (Voice)
Alec Guinness
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jeremy Bulloch
Boba Fett
Jason Wingreen
Boba Fett (voice - uncredited)
John Hollis
Lando's Aide
Jack Purvis
Chief Ugnaught
Des Webb
Snow Creature
Kathryn Mullen
Performing Assistant for Yoda
Marjorie Eaton
Emperor (uncredited)
Clive Revill
Emperor (voice)
Kenneth Colley
Admiral Piett
Julian Glover
General Veers
Michael Sheard
Admiral Ozzel
Michael Culver
Captain Needa
John Dicks
Captain Lennox
Milton Johns
Mark Jones
Commander Nemet
Oliver Maguire
Robin Scobey
Lieutenant Venka
Bruce Boa
General Carlist Rieekan
Christopher Malcolm
Zev Senesca
Denis Lawson
Wedge Antilles
Richard Oldfield
Derek "Hobbie" Klivian
John Morton
Dak Ralter
Ian Liston
Wes Janson
John Ratzenberger
Major Derlin
Jack McKenzie
Cal Alder
Jerry Harte
Rebel Force Head Controller
Norman Chancer
Tamizander Rey
Norwich Duff
Jeroen Webb
Ray Hassett
Tigran Jamiro
Brigitte Kahn
Toryn Farr
Burnell Tucker
Wyron Serper
Wendy Froud
Bob Anderson
Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Lightning Bear
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Richard Bonehill
Stormtrooper / Snowtrooper / Rebel Soldier / ... (uncredited)
John Cannon
Holographic Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Mark Capri
Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer) (uncredited)
Martin Dew
Cloud City Guard (uncredited)
Peter Diamond
Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)
Stuart Fell
Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Doug Robinson
Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Tony Smart
Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Alan Harris
Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited)
Tiffany L. Kurtz
Extra (uncredited)
Mac McDonald
Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Ralph McQuarrie
General McQuarrie (uncredited)
Ralph Morse
Stormtrooper / Imperial Comms Officer / Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Terry Richards
Wampa (uncredited)
Michael Santiago
(voice, uncredited)
Treat Williams
Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)
Shaun Curry
Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited)
Alan Austen
Jim Dowdall
Ian Durrant
Tom Egeland
Alan Flyng
Chris Parsons
Trevor Butterfield
Christopher Bunn
Quentin Pierre
Keith Swaden
Howie Weed
Morris Bush
Ian McDiarmid
The Emperor


Editing George Lucas Editor
Production George Lucas Executive Producer
Writing George Lucas Story
Production Gary Kurtz Producer
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Production Terry Liebling Casting
Camera Peter Suschitzky Director of Photography
Production Irene Lamb Casting
Production Howard G. Kazanjian Producer
Art Norman Reynolds Production Design
Sound Ben Burtt Sound Designer
Production Robert Watts Associate Producer
Editing Marcia Lucas Editor
Writing Leigh Brackett Screenplay
Art Leslie Dilley Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up John Mollo Costume Design
Writing Lawrence Kasdan Screenplay
Visual Effects Phil Tippett Animation
Crew Phil Tippett Makeup Effects
Production Patricia Carr Production Manager
Art Michael Ford Set Decoration
Crew Brian Johnson Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Stuart Freeborn Makeup Artist
Art Alan Tomkins Art Direction
Editing Paul Hirsch Editor
Directing Irvin Kershner Director
Visual Effects Richard Edlund Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Tiny Nicholls Costume Supervisor
Crew Peter Diamond Stunt Coordinator
Production Bruce Sharman Production Supervisor
Sound Bonnie Koehler Sound Editor
Crew Tony Smart Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Nick Maley Makeup Artist
Crew Bob Anderson Stunts
Production Jim Bloom Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Ritchie Hairdresser
Crew Alan Harris Stand In
Directing Pamela Mann Continuity
Art Harry Lange Art Direction
Crew Stuart Fell Stunts
Directing David Tomblin First Assistant Director
Crew Terry Richards Stunts
Crew Lightning Bear Stunts
Sound Herbert W. Spencer Orchestrator
Sound Gregg Landaker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Paul Huston Camera Operator
Camera George Whitear Still Photographer
Production Bob Edmiston Casting
Crew Doug Robinson Stunts
Visual Effects Ralph McQuarrie Visual Effects
Crew Terry Pritchard Driver
Directing Steve Lanning Second Assistant Director
Lighting Laurie Shane Gaffer
Crew David H. Watkins Special Effects
Directing Kay Rawlings Continuity
Costume & Make-Up Eileen Sullivan Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Graham Freeborn Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kay Freeborn Makeup Artist
Sound Richard Burrow Sound Editor
Art Frank Bruton Property Master
Art Reg Bream Draughtsman

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