Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • U
  • Directed by: Irvin Kershner
  • Written by: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz
  • UK release: 21 May 1980

Arguably the best Star Wars film, the middle part of the original trilogy is packed with drama, tension, humour and a belter of a cliffhanger. Much of its impact has been lost to familiarity (that twist) but it's a masterpiece, impeccably directed by George Lucas' old UCLA tutor Kershner.

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Scott Cinema Barnstaple (0.0 miles)

77 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1SR
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Fri 6 Aug

Scott Cinema Newton Abbot (0.0 miles)

Market Square, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2RB
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Thu 5 Aug

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