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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on The Empire Strikes Back as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

The Empire Strikes Back is an adventure movie directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels. The movie was written by Leigh Brackett (screenplay by), Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by). The film has a $18 million budget with a 124-minute running time. The Empire Strikes Back currently has a 8.8 IMDb rating, based on 1007453 and 82 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG.

release date for The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back release date

When does The Empire Strikes Back come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is May 21, 1980.

When will The Empire Strikes Back be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The Empire Strikes Back DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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The Empire Strikes Back budget

How much did The Empire Strikes Back cost to make?

$18,000,000 budget

The movie cost $18 million to make.

The Empire Strikes Back movie poster

The Empire Strikes Back rating

PG Rated

The Empire Strikes Back is rated PG. Parental guidance is suggested, meaning some material may not be suitable for children. Parents are urged to give “parental guidance.” The movie may contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

The Empire Strikes Back reviews

8.8 IMDb 82 Metascore

The movie currently has a 8.8 of out 10 IMDb rating and 82 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

The Empire Strikes Back trailer

The Empire Strikes Back plot summary

What is The Empire Strikes Back about?

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.

Synopsis from IMDb After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

The Empire Strikes Back cast

Who is in The Empire Strikes Back?

Mark Hamill in The Empire Strikes Back Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford in The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Carrie Fisher in The Empire Strikes Back Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels in The Empire Strikes Back Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

The Empire Strikes Back box Office

How much did The Empire Strikes Back make?

$538,400,000 worldwide

The film has made over $538 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

The Empire Strikes Back details

Theatrical Release Date: May 21, 1980
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $18 million
Box Office: $538 million
Length: 124 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English

The Empire Strikes Back facts

How long is The Empire Strikes Back?

The movie is 124 minutes long (2 hours and 4 minutes).

What year did The Empire Strikes Back come out?

The movie is out on May 21, 1980. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Mark Hamill plays as Luke Skywalker.

Who is the director of The Empire Strikes Back?

Irvin Kershner directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.



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