Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Epic, Fantasy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Epic Film, Space Opera  |   Release Date - May 20, 1980  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer. The second installment in the original Star Wars trilogy, it was produced by Gary Kurtz for Lucasfilm Ltd. and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Frank Oz.

The film is set three years after Star Wars. The Galactic Empire, under the leadership of the villainous Darth Vader and the Emperor, is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. While Vader chases a small band of Luke's friends—Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and others—across the galaxy, Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda. When Vader captures Luke's friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a full Jedi Knight or to confront Vader and save them.

Following a difficult production, The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980. It received mixed reviews from critics initially but has since grown in esteem, becoming the most critically acclaimed chapter in the Star Wars saga; it is now widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. The film ranks #3 on Empire's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time. It became the highest-grossing film of 1980 and, to date, has earned more than $538 million worldwide from its original run and several re-releases. When adjusted for inflation, it is the second-highest-grossing sequel of all time and the 13th-highest-grossing film in North America. The film was followed by a sequel, titled Return of the Jedi, which was released in 1983.

In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the United States' National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant."

Movie Info

Budget

$18,000,000

Box Office

$538,375,067

Themes

Tags

Android, Asteroid, Collection: Star Wars, Droid, Jedi, Jedi Master, Jedi Training, Lightsaber, Rebel, Rebellion, Space Battle, Space Opera, Space/Aliens, Spacecraft, Spaceship, Star Wars, Stormtrooper, The Force, Wookie

Attributes

Narrative Location: Star Wars universe
Subject: flying saucer

Alternate Titles

A Birodalom visszavág
HU
Chiến Tranh Giữa Các Vì Sao Tập 5: Đế Chế Phản Công
VN
Das Imperium schlägt zurück
DE
De tegenaanval van het rijk
BE
El imperio contra ataca
PA
El imperio contraataca
AR, CL, CO, MX, PE, ES, UY
Guerra nas Estrelas 2 - O Império Contra-Ataca
BR
Guerre stellari - L'Impero colpisce ancora
IT
Gwiezdne Wojny V - Imperium Kontratakuje
PL
Gwiezdne wojny: Część V - Imperium kontratakuje
PL
Ha-Emperia Maka Shenit
IL
Hvězdné války V: Impérium vrací úder
CZ, CS
Hvězdné války: Epizoda V – Impérium vrací úder
CZ
Hviezdne vojny 5: Impérium vracia úder
SK
Hviezdne vojny V: Impérium vracia úder
CS
Imperiet slår igen
DK
Imperiet slår tilbake
NO
Imperium kontratakuje
PL
Imperiumin vastaisku
FI
Jang-e Setaregan: Emprator Zarbeh Mizanad
IR
L'empire contre-attaque
FR
L'Imperi Contraataca
AD
L'Impero colpisce ancora
IT
La guerra de las galaxias. Episodio 5, El imperio contraataca
ES
La guerrre des étoiles V: L'empire contre-attaque
CA
O Império Contra-Ataca
BR, PT
Ratovi zvijezda V: Imperij uzvraća udarac
HR
Războiul stelelor - Episodul V: Imperiul contraatacă
RO
Rymdimperiet slår tillbaka
FI, SE
Star Wars 4K80
US
Star Wars 5
US
Star Wars : Épisode V - L'Empire contre-attaque
CA
Star Wars : L'Empire contre-attaque
FR
Star Wars V - L'Impero colpisce ancora
IT
Star Wars V Despecialized
US
Star Wars V. rész - A Birodalom visszavág
HU
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
US
Star Wars: Das Imperium schlägt zurück
DE
Star Wars: Episode V - Das Imperium schlägt zurück
AT, DE
Star Wars: Episode V - Imperiet slår igen
DK
Star Wars: Episode V - Imperiet slår tilbake
NO
Star Wars: Épisode V - L'Empire contre-attaque
FR
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
AU, CA, IN, ID, NL, SG, AE, GB, US
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - Despecialized Edition
US
Star Wars: Episodi V - Imperiumin vastaisku
FI
Star Wars: Episodio V - El imperio contraataca
AR, MX, PE
Star wars: Episodio V - El imperio contraataca
ES
Star Wars: Episodio V - L'Impero colpisce ancora
IT
Star Wars: Episódio V - O Império Contra-Ataca
BR, PT
Star Wars: Imperiumin vastaisku
FI
Star Wars: O Império Contra-Ataca
BR
Star wars: Osa V - Impeeriumi vastulöök
EE
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
GB, US
Sutâ wôzu episoddo 5: Teikoku no gyakushû
JP
Tähtede sõda: Impeeriumi vastulöök
EE
The Empire Strikes Back
US
The Empire Strikes Back: StarWars II
US
Vojna zvezd: epizoda V - Imperij vrača udarec
SI, YU
Yıldız Savaşları 5
TR
Yıldız Savaşları: Bölüm V - İmparator
TR
Yıldız Savaşları: Bölüm V - İmparator'un Dönüşü
TR
Yıldız Savaşları: İmparator
TR
Yulduzlar jangi. Epizod V: Imperiya javob qaytarmoqda
UZ
Žvaigždžių karai. Imperija kontratakuoja
LT
Η αυτοκρατορία αντεπιτίθεται
GR
Ο πόλεμος των άστρων: Επεισόδιο 5 - Η αυτοκρατορία αντεπιτίθεται
GR
Жұлдызды соғыстар: Эпизод V - Империяның кері соққысы
KZ
Звездани ратови: Епизода V - Империја узвраћа ударац
RS
звездные войны 4
RU
Звёздные войны 5 – Империя наносит ответный удар
RU
Звёздные войны. Эпизод 5: Империя наносит ответный удар
RU, US
Звёздные войны: Империя наносит ответный удар
RU
Зоряні війни: Імперія завдає удару у відповідь
UA
Зоряні війни: Епізод 5 - Імперія завдає удару у відповідь
UA
Империя наносит ответный удар
RU
Междузвездни войни: Епизод V - Империята отвръща на удара
BG
Ратови звезда: Епизода V - Империја узвраћа ударац
RS
スター・ウォーズ エピソード5/帝国の逆襲
JP
スター・ウォーズ 帝国の逆襲
JP
星球大战2:帝国反击战
CN
星際大戰五部曲:帝國大反擊
TW
스타 워즈 에피소드 5: 제국의 역습
KR
스타워즈 에피소드5 제국의 역습
KR