The Empire Strikes Back

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 Ltd., 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America



Mark Hamill
as Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford
as Han Solo
Carrie Fisher
as Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams
as Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels
as C-3PO
David Prowse
as Darth Vader
Peter Mayhew
as Chewbacca
Kenny Baker
as R2-D2
Frank Oz
as Yoda (Voice)
Alec Guinness
as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jeremy Bulloch
as Boba Fett
Jason Wingreen
as Boba Fett (voice - uncredited)
John Hollis
as Lando's Aide
Jack Purvis
as Chief Ugnaught
Des Webb
as Snow Creature
Kathryn Mullen
as Performing Assistant for Yoda
Marjorie Eaton
as Emperor (uncredited)
Clive Revill
as Emperor (voice)
Kenneth Colley
as Admiral Piett
Julian Glover
as General Veers
Michael Sheard
as Admiral Ozzel
Michael Culver
as Captain Needa
John Dicks
as Captain Lennox
Milton Johns
as Bewil
Mark Jones
as Commander Nemet
Oliver Maguire
as Cabbel
Robin Scobey
as Lieutenant Venka
Bruce Boa
as General Carlist Rieekan
Christopher Malcolm
as Zev Senesca
Denis Lawson
as Wedge Antilles
Richard Oldfield
as Derek "Hobbie" Klivian
John Morton
as Dak Ralter
Ian Liston
as Wes Janson
John Ratzenberger
as Major Derlin
Jack McKenzie
as Cal Alder
Jerry Harte
as Rebel Force Head Controller
Norman Chancer
as Tamizander Rey
Norwich Duff
as Jeroen Webb
Ray Hassett
as Tigran Jamiro
Brigitte Kahn
as Toryn Farr
Burnell Tucker
as Wyron Serper
Bob Anderson
as Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Lightning Bear
as Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Richard Bonehill
as Stormtrooper / Snowtrooper / Rebel Soldier / ... (uncredited)
John Cannon
as Holographic Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Mark Capri
as Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer) (uncredited)
Martin Dew
as Cloud City Guard (uncredited)
Peter Diamond
as Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)
Stuart Fell
as Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Doug Robinson
as Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Tony Smart
as Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Alan Harris
as Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited)
James Earl Jones
as Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
Mac McDonald
as Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Ralph McQuarrie
as General McQuarrie (uncredited)
Ralph Morse
as Stormtrooper / Imperial Comms Officer / Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Terry Richards
as Wampa (uncredited)
Treat Williams
as Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)
Shaun Curry
as Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited)
Alan Austen
as Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Jim Dowdall
as Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Tom Egeland
as Hoth Trooper (uncredited)
Alan Flyng
as Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Trevor Butterfield
as Imperial Officer / Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Mercedes Burleigh
as Female Hoth Control Room Tech (uncredited)
Jane Busby
as Ugnaught (uncredited)
Maurice Bush
as Dengar (uncredited)
Tony Clarkin
as Storm Trooper (uncredited)
Mike Edmonds
as Ugnaught (uncredited)
Walter Henry
as Rebel Technician on Hoth (uncredited)
Paul Jerricho
as AT-AT Driver (uncredited)
Joe Johnston
as Captain Shawn Valdez - Hoth Rebel (uncredited)
Steven Meek
as Stormtrooper / Chewbacca / Treva Horme / Solomahal (uncredited)
Peter Roy
as Snowtrooper (uncredited)


Production George Lucas Executive Producer
Writing George Lucas Story
Production Gary Kurtz Producer
Production Rick McCallum 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
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
Production Philip Kohler Location Manager
Crew Brian Johnson Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Stuart Freeborn Makeup Artist
Art Alan Tomkins Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Artist
Editing Paul Hirsch Editor
Directing Peter MacDonald Second Unit Director
Directing Irvin Kershner Director
Visual Effects Richard Edlund Visual Effects
Directing Harley Cokeliss Second Unit Director
Costume & Make-Up Tiny Nicholls Costume Supervisor
Crew Peter Diamond Stunt Coordinator
Production Bruce Sharman Production Supervisor
Sound Bonnie Koehler Sound Editor
Directing Roy Button Second Assistant Director
Production Svend Johansen Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Nick Maley Makeup Artist
Crew Bob Anderson Stunts
Directing John Barry Second Unit Director
Production Jim Bloom Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Ritchie Hairdresser
Directing Pamela Mann Continuity
Art Harry Lange Art Direction
Directing David Tomblin First Assistant Director
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
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
Sound London Symphony Orchestra Musician

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