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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.

Credits

Julian Glover
Julian Glover

General Veers

Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill

Luke Skywalker

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford

Han Solo

Frank Oz
Frank Oz

Yoda (Voice)

Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams

Lando Calrissian

James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones

Darth Vader (voice - uncredited)

The Empire Strikes Back Cast

Name Character
Anthony Daniels He was 34, now 75 years old as C-3PO
Kenny Baker He was 45, 81 years old when he died as R2-D2
Julian Glover He was 45, now 86 years old as General Veers
Billy Dee Williams He was 43, now 84 years old as Lando Calrissian
Treat Williams He was 28, now 69 years old as Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)
John Ratzenberger He was 33, now 74 years old as Major Derlin
Frank Oz He was 35, now 77 years old as Yoda (Voice)
Bruce Boa He was 49, 73 years old when he died as General Carlist Rieekan
Kenneth Colley He was 42, now 83 years old as Admiral Piett
Alec Guinness He was 66, 86 years old when he died as Obi-Wan Kenobi
James Earl Jones He was 49, now 90 years old as Darth Vader (voice - uncredited)
Clive Revill He was 50, now 91 years old as Emperor (voice)
David Prowse He was 44, 85 years old when he died as Darth Vader
Peter Mayhew He was 36, 74 years old when he died as Chewbacca
Milton Johns He was 42, now 83 years old as Bewil
John Hollis He was 52, 77 years old when he died as Lando's Aide
Jeremy Bulloch He was 35, now 76 years old as Boba Fett
Mac McDonald He was 30, now 72 years old as Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Michael Culver He was 41, now 83 years old as Captain Needa
Denis Lawson He was 32, now 74 years old as Wedge Antilles
Christopher Malcolm He was 33, 67 years old when he died as Zev Senesca
Peter Diamond He was 40, 63 years old when he died as Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)
Michael Sheard He was 41, 67 years old when he died as Admiral Ozzel
Kathryn Mullen She was 40, now 81 years old as Performing Assistant for Yoda
Tony Smart as Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Ian Liston He was 31, now 73 years old as Wes Janson
Mark Hamill He was 28, now 70 years old as Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford He was 37, now 79 years old as Han Solo
Norman Chancer as Tamizander Rey
Marjorie Eaton She was 78, 84 years old when she died as Emperor (uncredited)
Jack Purvis He was 73, 55 years old when he died as Chief Ugnaught
Burnell Tucker as Wyron Serper
Bob Anderson He was 57, 89 years old when he died as Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Tom Egeland He was 20, now 62 years old as Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper
Des Webb He was 45, 67 years old when he died as Snow Creature
Jason Wingreen He was 59, 95 years old when he died as Boba Fett (voice - uncredited)
Shaun Curry He was 42, 71 years old when he died as Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited)
Michael Santiago He was 35, now 77 years old as (voice, uncredited)
Alan Harris He was 23, now 64 years old as Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited)

The Empire Strikes Back Crew

Name Department
Irene Lamb as Casting. Production
Norman Reynolds as Production Design. He was 46 (now 87) years old Art
Marcia Lucas as Editor. She was 34 (now 76) years old Editing
Leigh Brackett as Screenplay. She was 64 (62) years old when She died Writing
Leslie Dilley as Art Direction. She was 39 (now 80) years old Art
John Mollo as Costume Design. He was 49 (86) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Terry Liebling as Casting. Production
Michael Ford as Set Decoration. Art
Alan Tomkins as Art Direction. He was 41 (now 82) years old Art
Tiny Nicholls as Costume Supervisor. Costume & Make-Up
Bruce Sharman as Production Supervisor. He was 50 (now 91) years old Production
Bonnie Koehler as Sound Editor. Sound
George Lucas as Editor. He was 36 (now 77) years old Editing
George Lucas as Executive Producer. He was 36 (now 77) years old Production
George Lucas as Story. He was 36 (now 77) years old Writing
Peter Suschitzky as Director of Photography. He was 38 (now 80) years old Camera
Howard G. Kazanjian as Producer. Production
Ben Burtt as Sound Designer. He was 31 (now 73) years old Sound
Robert Watts as Associate Producer. He was 56 (65) years old when He died Production
Lawrence Kasdan as Screenplay. He was 31 (now 72) years old Writing
Brian Johnson as Special Effects. He was 32 (now 74) years old Crew
Paul Hirsch as Editor. He was 34 (now 75) years old Editing
Peter Diamond as Stunt Coordinator. He was 40 (63) years old when He died Crew
Irvin Kershner as Director. He was 57 (87) years old when He died Directing
Stuart Freeborn as Makeup Artist. He was 65 (98) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Richard Edlund as Visual Effects. He was 39 (now 80) years old Visual Effects
Tony Smart as Stunts. Crew
Bob Anderson as Stunts. He was 57 (89) years old when He died Crew
Nick Maley as Makeup Artist. He was 30 (now 72) years old Costume & Make-Up
Jim Bloom as Associate Producer. Production
Barbara Ritchie as Hairdresser. Costume & Make-Up
Alan Harris as Stand In. He was 23 (now 64) years old Crew
Pamela Mann as Continuity. She was 22 (now 64) years old Directing
Harry Lange as Art Direction. He was 49 (77) years old when He died Art
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  • Release day: Tuesday, May 20, 1980
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • Budget: 18000000.00
  • Revenue: 538400000.00