Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic science fiction space-opera film directed by Richard Marquand and produced by Howard Kazanijan. The screenplay was written by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas from the story by George Lucas. It is the third installment in the original Star Wars trilogy, and the sixth episode in the nine-part ‘Skywalker’ saga.
Rated: PG (movie contains sci-fi action/violence)
Run Time: 2h 11min
Release Date: May 25, 1983 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director: Richard Marquand
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Budget: $42.7 Million
Box Office: $572.7 Million
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Sebastian Shaw, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, James Earl Jones, Dave Prowse, Alec Guinness, Kenny Baker, Dermot Crowley, Jeremy Bullock, Michael Pennington and Tony Cox.
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi follows Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) who is engaged in a plan to rescue Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from the clutches of the loathsome gangster, Jabba the Hutt, who has also captured Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Luke teams up with Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) on this daring mission to rescue Solo.
Meanwhile, the evil Emperor Palpatine oversees the construction of the Empire’s awesome new Death Star orbiting around the forest moon of Endor. The Empire is more than halfway through construction of the new Death Star which is nearly twice as big and more than twice as powerful as the original. When completed, it will spell certain doom for Luke Skywalker and the Rebels.
In order to rescue Han Solo, Luke was forced to leave his Jedi training with Master Yoda unfinished. To become a true Jedi Knight, Luke will have to confront Darth Vader again. As the two face each other in battle, Luke senses that Vader is conflicted and still has some good in him even though Vader has sworn to win Luke over to the Dark Side of the Force. Luke must use his wits and training as he helps Darth Vader come back from the Dark Side without falling into Emperor Palpatine’s trap.
“Your thoughts betray you father.” – Luke Skywalker
“It is of no concern. Soon the rebellion will be crushed and young Skywalker will be one of us.” – Emperor Palpatine
“No, I’ll never turn to the dark side. You’ve failed your Highness. I’m a Jedi, like my father before me.” – Luke Skywalker
“So be it, Jedi!” – Emperor Palpatine
“You cannot hide forever, Luke.” – Darth Vader
“I will not fight you.” – Luke Skywalker
“Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for…sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side, then perhaps she will.” – Darth Vader
Official Movie Trailer
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
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Sebastian Shaw as Anakin Skywalker
Ian McDiarmid as The Emperor
Frank Oz as Yoda (Voice)
James Earl Jones as Darth Vader (Voice)
Dave Prowse as Darth Vader
Alec Guinness as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
Kenny Baker as R2-D2
Dermot Crowley as General Madine
Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett
Michael Pennington as Moff Jerjerrod
Tony Cox as Ewok