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The Empire Strikes Back(Movie, 1980)

PG
| 2h 4min | Genres: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
The Empire Strikes BackRating: 4.2/5 (with 5,773 votes) 281
The Empire Strikes Back, also known as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, based on a story by George Lucas. Produced by Lucasfilm, it is the second film in the Star Wars film series (albeit the fifth chronologically) and the sequel to Star Wars (1977). Set three years after the events of the first film, the Galactic Empire, under the leadership of Darth Vader and the Emperor, pursues Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. While Vader relentlessly pursues Luke's friends—Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO—Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda. The ensemble cast includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, ()
Movie poster of The Empire Strikes Back

Where to watch The Empire Strikes Back (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Empire Strikes Back" is available on 2 providers and can be purchased from Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Duration: 2h 7min
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Also available at Amazon.com on: DVD Blu-ray

Awards & Nominations for The Empire Strikes Back

National Film Registry Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

About The Empire Strikes Back

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.

Trailer for The Empire Strikes Back + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Official Theatrical Trailer #2(Trailer, 1:54)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Shot in: Finse
Plays in: Hoth, Dagobah, Bespin
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 33 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Persian (FA), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Latvian (LV), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Slovenian (SL), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/21/1980 (World premiere: 05/20/1980)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"L'Imperi Contraataca"
"Star Wars DSE: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back - DC"
"Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back - OP"
"Star Wars 05 - O Império Contra-Ataca"
"Star Wars 5 O Império Contra-Ataca"
"Star Wars: Episódio V - O Império Contra-Ataca"
"Star Wars: O Império Contra-Ataca"
"Star Wars : Épisode V - L'Empire contre-attaque"
"Hvězdné války: Epizoda V – Impérium vrací úder"
"Das Imperium schlägt zurück"
"Star Wars: Episode V - Das Imperium schlägt zurück"
"Imperiet slår igen"
"Star Wars: Episode V - Imperiet slår igen"
"La guerra de las galaxias. Episodio 5, El imperio contraataca"
"Star wars: Episodio V - El imperio contraataca"
"Star Wars: Episodi V - Imperiumin vastaisku"
"L'empire contre-attaque"
"Star Wars - Episode 5 - L'Empire Contre-Attaque"
"Star Wars - Episode V - L'Empire Contre-Attaque"
"Star Wars : L'Empire contre-attaque"
"Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Wars V. rész - A Birodalom visszavág"
"Guerre stellari - L'Impero colpisce ancora"
"L'Impero colpisce ancora"
"L'Impero colpisce ancora (Episodio V)"
"Star Wars - L'Impero colpisce ancora"
"Star Wars: Episodio V - L'Impero colpisce ancora"
"スター・ウォーズ エピソード5/帝国の逆襲"
"스타 워즈 에피소드 5: 제국의 역습"
"스타워즈 에피소드5 제국의 역습"
"звездные войны 4"
"Звёздные войны 5 – Империя наносит ответный удар"
"Звёздные войны: Империя наносит ответный удар"
"Звёздные войны: Эпизод 5 – Империя наносит ответный удар"
"Империя наносит ответный удар"
"Yıldız Savaşları 5"
"Yıldız Savaşları: Bölüm V - İmparator'un Dönüşü"
"星際大戰五部曲:帝國大反擊"
"Star Wars 4K80"
"Star Wars 5"
"Star Wars V Despecialized"
"Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Wars- Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Wars: Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - Despecialized Edition"
"Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition"
"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"
"The Empire Strikes Back (Despecialized Edition)"
"The Empire Strikes Back: StarWars II"
Budget: 18,000,000 USD
Revenue: 538,400,000 USD (= 2,991%)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

9 movies in the Star Wars Collection

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