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The Empire Strikes Back

The Star Wars saga continues.

1980 2 hours 4 minutes
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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.

Released

20th May 1980

44 years ago

Runtime

2 hours 4 minutes

Finishes at 11:16pm

Budget

$18,000,000 ($61,128,000 today)

Revenue $538,400,000Profit

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Ratings and awards

Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 20 nominations total

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    8.7/10

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    95%

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    82%

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    84%

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    87%

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    87%

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