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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  25 May 1983 (USA)
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After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.

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Storyline

Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2-D2 and C-3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia - disguised as a bounty hunter - and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the Rebels. Will Darth Vader and the Dark Side overcome the Rebels and take over the universe? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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25 May 1983 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$32,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,293,531 (USA) (14 March 1997)

Gross:

$309,125,409 (USA) (6 June 1997)
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This is the first Star Wars film to show a lightsaber combat something other than another lightsaber. Luke on the Sail Barge fights guards with staffs and blasters. In Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), a lightsaber is seen only fighting another lightsaber. It should be noted that Obi-Wan's removal of Ponda Baba's arm does not count as a fight - but could be considered a combat between a lightsaber and another weapon. See more »

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During the Rancor scene, when we get a full frontal shot of the beast as Luke tries to find a way out, you can see the puppeteer's blue-clothed arm operating the Rancor on its left side (right for the viewer). It isn't that easily noticeable, since it is dark like the surroundings, but its color makes it stand out. See more »

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Lay off the Ewoks!!!!
28 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Thanks to Kevin Smith, a bunch of geeks are running around saying that Return of the Jedi isn't any good because it's actually fun to watch. And oh no! Muppets are involved! That makes it bad! Everyone liked Return of the Jedi until someone in a Kevin Smith movie made a negative comment about it. Now all of a sudden people people look at you like you have some kind of disease if you mention how much you like it. This movie is so much better than anything Kevin Smith ever even considered creating that it boggles my mind that the man would even think of denouncing it. This movie is good fun! It's just as awesome as I remember it being when I was six! Enjoy this movie for what it is and stop stealing Kevin Smith's opinions! His aren't correct!

And that Ewok song at the end ruled! I bet you people don't even enjoy "Ewoks: Battle for Endor"!!!! I'm going to set you all on fire!


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