Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

"The Adventure Continues..."
  • PG
  • 1980
  • 2 hr 4 min
  • 8.7  (1,173,214)
  • 82

In this second film from the George Lucas trilogy we find Luke Skywalker becoming a more mature Jedi warrior ready to fight the forces of the Dark Side. The film opens three years after the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, home of the evil Galactic Empire. Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and droid C-3PO have escaped from the icy planet Hoth while Luke Skywalker seeks out Jedi Master Yoda to continue his training in mastering the mysteries of the Force. The evil Lord Darth Vader is in hot pursuit of Luke’s companions who eventually become captives. While Luke contemplates a choice of saving his friends or continuing his Jedi training, the story takes twists and turns with new characters and scenarios. Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) ruler of Cloud City must deal with Jabba the Hutt, a monstrous space creature and bounty hunter Bobba Fett in deciding the fate of Han and Leia. Eventually, Luke faces a long awaited confrontation with Darth Vader and engages in an exciting light saber battle that ends with dark and unexpected consequences as well as startling revelations about Luke’s true identity. The chilling ending sets the stage for a follow-up sequel to this galactic adventure.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back (Trailer 2)
The Empire Strikes Back (Trailer 2)

Trailer - 1 min 12 sec

The Empire Strikes Back: A Great Disturbance In The Force
The Empire Strikes Back: A Great Disturbance In The Force

Clip - 1 min 20 sec

The Empire Strikes Back (Trailer 1)
The Empire Strikes Back (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 32 sec

The Empire Strikes Back: Luke Meets Yoda For The First Time
The Empire Strikes Back: Luke Meets Yoda For The First Time

Clip - 2 min 41 sec

The Empire Strikes Back: The Millennium Falcon Escapes Exogorth
The Empire Strikes Back: The Millennium Falcon Escapes Exogorth

Clip - 3 min 1 sec

The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back

Trailer - 2 min 6 sec

Description
In this second film from the George Lucas trilogy we find Luke Skywalker becoming a more mature Jedi warrior ready to fight the forces of the Dark Side. The film opens three years after the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, home of the evil Galactic Empire. Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and droid C-3PO have escaped from the icy planet Hoth while Luke Skywalker seeks out Jedi Master Yoda to continue his training in mastering the mysteries of the Force.

The evil Lord Darth Vader is in hot pursuit of Luke’s companions who eventually become captives. While Luke contemplates a choice of saving his friends or continuing his Jedi training, the story takes twists and turns with new characters and scenarios. Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) ruler of Cloud City must deal with Jabba the Hutt, a monstrous space creature and bounty hunter Bobba Fett in deciding the fate of Han and Leia.

Eventually, Luke faces a long awaited confrontation with Darth Vader and engages in an exciting light saber battle that ends with dark and unexpected consequences as well as startling revelations about Luke’s true identity. The chilling ending sets the stage for a follow-up sequel to this galactic adventure.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 4 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.7 and a MetaScore of 82.

Where to Watch Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Disney+, TNT, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1980
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 4 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (1,173,214)
  • Metascore
    82