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Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back 1980 DVD Cover
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner, produced by Gary Kurtz, and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer. It was released on May 21, 1980, and initially received mixed reviews from critics, although it has since grown in esteem, becoming the most critically acclaimed chapter in the Star Wars saga and is considered one of the greatest films ever made. In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant."

The film stars: 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. The film co-stars: David Prowse as Darth Vader, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Kenny Baker as R2-D2, Frank Oz performing Yoda.

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Imperial Forces
Rebel Forces

Uncredited Cast

Uncredited Cast - 1997 Special Edition

Uncredited Cast - 2004 Special Edition

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