Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
- 2h 4min
- 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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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Trailer
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