Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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. It was produced by Gary Kurtz for Lucasfilm and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, and Frank Oz. It is the middle installment of the original Star Wars trilogy, and the fifth episode in the nine-part 'Skywalker saga' (albeit being the second released). It is set three years after the first film.

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  • May 17, 1980 (1980-05-17) (Washington, D.C.)
  • May 21, 1980 (1980-05-21) (United States)
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124 minutes
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United States
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$23 million
Box office
$538.4 million

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