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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back ()


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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.

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Luke Skywalker
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Han Solo
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Princess Leia
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Lando Calrissian
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C-3PO
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Darth Vader
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Chewbacca
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R2-D2
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Yoda (voice)
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Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
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Boba Fett
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Lando's Aide
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Chief Ugnaught
Des Webb ...
Snow Creature
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Emperor (voice)
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Admiral Piett
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General Veers
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Admiral Ozzel
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Captain Needa
John Dicks ...
Imperial Officer
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Imperial Officer
Mark Jones ...
Imperial Officer
Oliver Maguire ...
Imperial Officer
Robin Scobey ...
Imperial Officer
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Rebel Force General Rieekan
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Rebel Force Zev (Rogue 2) (as Christopher Malcom)
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Rebel Force Wedge (Rogue 3) (as Dennis Lawson)
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Rebel Force Hobbie (Rogue 4)
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Rebel Force Dak (Luke's Gunner)
Ian Liston ...
Rebel Force Janson (Wedge's Gunner)
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Rebel Force Major Derlin
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Rebel Force Deck Lieutenant
Jerry Harte ...
Rebel Force Head Controller
Norman Chancer ...
Other Rebel Officer
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Other Rebel Officer
Ray Hassett ...
Other Rebel Officer
Brigitte Kahn ...
Other Rebel Officer
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Other Rebel Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Imperial Officer (uncredited)
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Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Lightning Bear ...
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
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Stormtrooper / Snowtrooper / Rebel Soldier / Tauntaun Handler (uncredited)
Stephen Buchanan ...
Holographic Officer (uncredited)
Chris Bunn ...
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Mercedes Burleigh ...
Female Hoth Control Room Tech (uncredited)
Maurice Bush ...
Dengar (uncredited)
Trevor Butterfield ...
Imperial Officer / Stormtrooper (uncredited)
John Cannon ...
Holographic Imperial Officer (uncredited)
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Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer) (uncredited)
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Storm Trooper (uncredited)
Shaun Curry ...
Hoth Rebel Commander (uncredited)
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Cloud City Guard (uncredited)
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Snowtrooper Gunner (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall ...
Bespin Guard in Cell (uncredited)
Ian Durrant ...
Stormtrooper / Hoth Rebel (uncredited)
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Emperor (uncredited)
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Ugnaught (uncredited)
Tom Egeland ...
Hoth Trooper (uncredited)
Stephanie English ...
Hoth Rebel Technician (uncredited)
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Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Tom Flood ...
Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Alan Flyng ...
Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Michael A. Frandy ...
Imperial Shuttle Mechanic (uncredited)
Patrick Ginter ...
Stormtrooper / Commander Desanne (uncredited)
Alan Harris ...
Bossk / Bespin Security Guard (uncredited)
Walter Henry ...
Rebel Technician on Hoth (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Susie Hudson ...
Bespin Woman (uncredited)
Paul Jerricho ...
AT-AT Driver (uncredited)
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Captain Shawn Valdez - Hoth Rebel (uncredited)
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Darth Vader (uncredited) (voice)
Arve Juritzen ...
Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
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IG-88 (Bounty Hunter Droid) (uncredited)
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Emperor (2004 DVD version) (uncredited)
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Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Ralph McQuarrie ...
General McQuarrie (uncredited)
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Stormtrooper / Chewbacca / Treva Horme / Solomahal (uncredited)
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Boba Fett (2004 DVD version) (uncredited) (voice)
Ralph Morse ...
Stormtrooper / Imperial Comms Officer / Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Cathy Munroe ...
Zuckuss / Wiokettle (uncredited)
C. Andrew Nelson ...
Darth Vader (special edition) (uncredited)
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4-LOM / K-3PO / Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Quentin Pierre ...
Edian - Bespin Guard arresting Storm Troopers (uncredited)
Mike Reynell ...
Imperial Officer (uncredited)
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Wampa (uncredited)
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Snowtrooper (uncredited)
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Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Peter Roy ...
Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Michael Santiago ...
(uncredited) (voice)
Richard Sidoli ...
Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
Tony Smart ...
Snowtrooper (uncredited)
Alan Swaden ...
Hoth Rebel (uncredited)
Marolyn Turk ...
Hoth Rebel (uncredited)
Harold Weed ...
Wampa (special edition) (uncredited)
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Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)
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Boba Fett (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Irvin Kershner

Written by

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Leigh Brackett ... (screenplay by) and
Lawrence Kasdan ... (screenplay by)
 
George Lucas ... (story by)

Produced by

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Jim Bloom ... associate producer (as James Bloom)
Gary Kurtz ... producer
George Lucas ... executive producer
Rick McCallum ... producer
Robert Watts ... associate producer
Howard G. Kazanjian ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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John Williams

Cinematography by

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Peter Suschitzky ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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T.M. Christopher
Paul Hirsch ... (edited by)
George Lucas ... (uncredited)
Marcia Lucas ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Duwayne Dunham ... assistant film editor
Barbara Ellis ... assistant film editor
Ted Gagliano ... post-production executive
Bob Hart ... negative cutter (as Robert Hart)
Samuel H. Hinckley ... first assistant editor (as Samuel Hinckley)
Darrell Hixson ... negative cutter
Mike Jackson ... assistant editor: avid
Robin Lee ... assistant editor: avid
Ed Lemke ... color timer
Robert Marty ... first assistant editor
Mark Nakamine ... colorist (digital color correction)
Robert Raring ... color timer (as Robert J. Raring)
Ray Sabo ... negative continuity
Phil Sanderson ... assistant film editor
Steve Starkey ... assistant film editor
Paul Tomlinson ... assistant film editor
Brian Q. Kelley ... editor: additional material (uncredited)

Casting By

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Bob Edmiston
Irene Lamb
Terry Liebling

Production Design by

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Norman Reynolds

Art Direction by

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Leslie Dilley
Harry Lange
Alan Tomkins

Set Decoration by

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Michael Ford

Costume Design by

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John Mollo

Makeup Department

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Graham Freeborn ... chief makeup artist
Kay Freeborn ... makeup artist
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup and special creature designer
Nick Maley ... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie ... chief hairdresser
Rick Baker ... makeup artist (uncredited)
David Barkley ... special makeup effects trainee (uncredited)
Nick Dudman ... special makeup effects trainee (uncredited)
Bob Keen ... special makeup effects trainee (uncredited)
Phil Tippett ... makeup sculptor (uncredited)

Production Management

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Patricia Carr ... assistant production manager
Sven Johansen ... production manager: location second unit (as Svein Johansen)
Bruce Sharman ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Barry ... director: studio second unit
Roy Button ... second assistant director
Harley Cokeliss ... director: studio second unit (as Harley Cokliss)
Dominic Fulford ... assistant director: studio second unit
Steve Lanning ... second assistant director
Peter MacDonald ... director: location second unit
Andrew Montgomery ... second assistant director: studio second unit
Ola Solum ... assistant director: location second unit
David Tomblin ... first assistant director
Bill Westley ... assistant director: location second unit
Derek Harrington ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Gary Kurtz ... assistant director (uncredited) / director: studio second unit (uncredited)
Paul Tivers ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Gary White ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Ted Ambrose ... draftsman
Ivor Beddoes ... sketch artist
Michael Boone ... draftsman
Reg Bream ... draftsman
Frank Bruton ... property master
Steve Cooper ... draftsman
Richard Dawking ... draftsman
Joe Dipple ... property dressing supervisor
Fred Evans ... modeller
George Gunning ... head carpenter
Fred Hole ... assistant art director
Michael Lamont ... assistant art director
Ralph McQuarrie ... design consultant and conceptual artist
Dave Middleton ... construction storeman
Allan Moss ... modeller
Edward Rodrigo ... chief buyer
Bert Rodwell ... head plasterer
Janet Stevens ... modeller (as Jan Stevens)
Charles Torbett ... property supervisor
Bill Welch ... construction manager
Andy Aitken ... plasterer (uncredited)
Gerry Bourke ... props (uncredited)
Steve Furneaux ... carpenter (uncredited)
Bill Hargreaves ... propmaker (uncredited)
Mark Harris ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Tom Jung ... poster artist (uncredited) / poster designer (uncredited)
Peter Mann ... constructor (uncredited)
Ciara McAvoy ... poster artist (uncredited)
Kieron Mcnamara ... props (uncredited)
Per Mørk ... construction manager (uncredited)
Julian Walker ... assistant decor and lettering artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Acord ... supervising assistant: 2004 edition
Chris Barron ... audio transfer: 2004 edition (as Christopher Barron)
John Benson ... assistant sound editor
Richard Burrow ... sound editor
Ben Burtt ... Sound Design and Supervising Sound Effects Editor / sound designer: 1997 & 2004 editions
Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti ... assistant sound editor (as Joanna Cappuccilli)
John Countryman ... audio transfer: 2004 edition
Joanne D'Antonio ... dialogue editor
Don Digirolamo ... consultant: Dolby
Teresa Eckton ... sound editor (1980 & 2004 editions)
Sean England ... audio archivist: 2004 edition
Ken Fischer ... assistant sound editor
Jamie Forester ... post production supervisor: 2004 edition
Jonathan Greber ... audio transfer: 2004 edition
Howie Hammermann ... recording technician (as Howie)
Scott Hecker ... foley editor
Craig S. Jaeger ... assistant sound editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Nancy Jencks ... assistant sound editor
Bonnie Koehler ... sound editor
Laurel Ladevich ... assistant sound editor
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Brian Magerkurth ... audio re-recordist: 2004 edition
Steve Maslow ... re-recording
Tom Myers ... re-recording mixer: 2004 edition
Kevin O'Connell ... recording technician
Gary Rizzo ... digital mix technician (as Gary A. Rizzo)
John Roesch ... foley assistant
Ronald G. Roumas ... audio re-recordist: 2004 edition (as Ron Roumas) / re-recordist
Robert R. Rutledge ... foley editor (as Robert Rutledge)
Jurgen Scharpf ... mix technician: 2004 edition
Curt Schulkey ... dialogue editor
Leslie Shatz ... dialogue editor
Edward M. Steidele ... foley assistant
Lisa Anne Storer ... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Storer)
Gary Summers ... Re-Recording Mixer: special edition / recording technician
Peter Sutton ... production sound
Randy Thom ... sound effects recording
Bill Varney ... re-recording
Matthew Wood ... supervising sound editor: 2004 & 2011 editions
Don Wortham ... sound boom operator
Fred Clemons ... machine room operator (uncredited)
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (uncredited)
Steve Kinsey ... digital mix technician (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Gary Summers ... sound recordist (uncredited)
David E. Turner ... machine room operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Nick Allder ... mechanical effects supervisor: production and mechanical effects unit
Alan Bryce ... location unit supervisor: production and mechanical effects unit (as Allan Bryce)
Gilly Case ... effects secretary: production and mechanical effects unit (as Gill Case)
Rob Dickinson ... electrical consultant: production and mechanical effects unit
Brian Eke ... effects technician: production and mechanical effects unit
Martin Gant ... effects technician: production and mechanical effects unit
John Hatt ... electrical engineer: production and mechanical effects unit
Ron Hone ... robot fabrication and supervision: production and mechanical effects unit
Guy Hudson ... effects technician: production and mechanical effects unit
Andrew Kelly ... robot fabrication and supervision: production and mechanical effects unit
Phil Knowles ... effects technician: production and mechanical effects unit
Stephen Lloyd ... effects engineering: production and mechanical effects unit (as Steve Lloyd)
Dennis Lowe ... effects technician: production and mechanical effects unit
Robert McLaren ... effects assistant: production and mechanical effects unit
Digby Milner ... effects assistant: production and mechanical effects unit
Roger Nichols ... effects engineer: production and mechanical effects unit
John Pakenham ... model construction: production and mechanical effects unit
Alan Poole ... effects engineer: production and mechanical effects unit
Neil Swan ... senior effects technician: production and mechanical effects unit
David H. Watkins ... senior effects technician: production and mechanical effects unit (as Dave Watkins)
Barry Whitrod ... effects technician: production and mechanical effects unit
Petter J. Borgli ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Tony Dyson ... R2D2 designer (uncredited)
Mark Ratering ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Julie Adrianson-Neary ... digital effects artist: ILM (as Julie Neary)
Peter Amundson ... optical line-up: miniature and optical effects unit
Chris Anderson ... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Okan Ataman ... digital effects technical assistant: ILM
Charles Bailey ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Craig Barron ... matte photography assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
John Bartle ... assistant visual effects editor: ILM
Carol Bauman ... model and creature maker: ILM
Randall K. Bean ... digital scanning operator: ILM (as Randall Bean)
Greg Beaumonte ... machinist: miniature and optical effects unit
James Beaumonte ... camera and movement design: miniature and optical effects unit (as Jim Beaumonte)
William Beck ... stage technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Wendy Bell ... video assistant: ILM
David Benson ... sofware research and development: ILM
Jon Berg ... stop motion animation: miniature and optical effects unit
David Berry ... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Doug Beswick ... stop motion technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Earl Beyer ... digital scanning operator: ILM
Ken Beyer ... production engineering: ILM
Don Bies ... model and creature maker: ILM
Andrea Biklian ... negative line-up: ILM
Patricia Blau ... production secretary: miniature and optical effects unit
Mike Bolles ... design engineer: miniature and optical effects unit
Ed Breed ... stage technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Daniel Brimer ... digital effects resource assistant: ILM
Kris Brown ... systems programming: miniature and optical effects unit
Ronn Brown ... digital matte artist: ILM
Thomas Brown ... production associate: miniature and optical effects unit
Conrad Buff IV ... visual effects editorial supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit (as Conrad Buff)
Chris Bushman ... optical supervisor
Donald S. Butler ... digital effects artist: ILM (as Don Butler)
Dave Carson ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Chris Casady ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Eric Chauvin ... digital matte artist: ILM
Peter Chesloff ... digital effects technical assistant: ILM
Terry Chostner ... still photographer: miniature and optical effects unit
Donald Clark ... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Sam Comstock ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit (as Samuel Comstock)
Michael Conte ... digital effects artist: ILM
Caitlin Content ... sabre artist: ILM
Ken Corvino ... production engineering: ILM
Julie Creighton ... visual effects production staff: ILM
Laura Crockett ... assistant accountant: miniature and optical effects unit
Fon Davis ... model maker: ILM
Aris V. Dimalanta ... digital restoration artist: Lowry Digital Images
Giovanni Donovan ... model and creature maker: ILM
Dick Dova ... stage technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Don Dow ... camera operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Loring Doyle ... optical line-up: miniature and optical effects unit
Lisa Drostova ... digital paint & roto artist: ILM
Selwyn Eddy ... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Richard Edlund ... special visual effects
Harrison Ellenshaw ... matte painting supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit
Mike Ellis ... digital scanning operator: ILM (as Michael Ellis)
Robert Elswit ... matte photography assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Phillip Feiner ... optical supervisor
Rick Fichter ... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Bob Finley III ... stage technician: miniature and optical effects unit (as Bobby Finley)
Richard Fish ... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Brian Flora ... digital matte artist: ILM
Warren Franklin ... optical line-up: miniature and optical effects unit
Roberta Friedman ... optical coordinator
Michael Fulmer ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Dick Gallegly ... production administrator: miniature and optical effects unit
Steve Gawley ... modelshop foreman: miniature and optical effects unit
Tim Geideman ... laboratory technician: miniature and optical effects unit / negative line-up: ILM
Rob Gemmel ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Howard Gersh ... digital effects artist: ILM
David Grafton ... special optics designer: miniature and optical effects unit
Timothy Greenwood ... projectionist: ILM (as Tim Greenwood)
Grant Guenin ... Sabre artist: ILM
James Hagedorn ... 3D matchmove artist: ILM
Wendy Hendrickson ... digital plate restoration: ILM
Edward Hirsh ... stage technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Jim Hourihan ... software research and development: ILM
George Hull ... visual effects art director: ILM
Paul Huston ... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit / model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Tom L. Hutchinson ... computer graphics supervisor: ILM (as Tom Hutchinson)
Jerry Jeffress ... electronic systems designer: miniature and optical effects unit
Brian Johnson ... special visual effects
Joe Johnston ... art director visual effects: miniature and optical effects unit
Doug Jones ... negative supervisor: ILM
Ed Jones ... laboratory technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Zoran Kacic-Alesic ... software research and development: ILM
Florian Kainz ... software research and development: ILM
Michael Kelly ... effects editor: miniature and optical effects unit
Tom Kennedy ... visual effects producer: ILM
Kim Knowlton ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Marshall Richard Krasser ... digital effects artist: ILM (as Marshall Krasser)
Neil Krepela ... matte photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Peter Kuran ... animation and rotoscope supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit
Alexander Laurant ... assistant visual effects art director: ILM (as Alex Laurant)
Michael Lawler ... additional matte photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Angela Leaper ... video editor: ILM
Gary Leo ... electronic engineer: miniature and optical effects unit
Joshua Levine ... digital effects technical assistant: ILM
James Lim ... optical line-up: miniature and optical effects unit
Leo Loverro ... stage technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Mike MacKenzie ... electronic engineer: miniature and optical effects unit
Joshua Marks ... visual effects production staff: ILM
Scott Marshall ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Tia L. Marshall ... digital effects artist: ILM (as Tia Marshall)
Dawn Martin ... video assistant: ILM
Stuart T. Maschwitz ... digital effects artist: ILM
Terrence Masson ... digital effects artist: ILM
Bill Mather ... digital matte artist: ILM (as William Mather)
Dawn Matheson ... digital effects technical assistant: ILM
Michael J. McAlister ... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit (as Michael McAlister)
Pat McClung ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Mary McCulloch ... Sabre artist: ILM
Michael McGovern ... visual effects editor: ILM
Sarah McGrail ... digital restoration artist: Lowry Digital Images
Roberto McGrath ... lab assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Dan McNamara ... Sabre group supervisor: ILM (as Daniel McNamara)
Ralph McQuarrie ... matte artist: miniature and optical effects unit
Gary Meyer ... production engineering: ILM
Lhary Meyer ... electronic engineer: miniature and optical effects unit
Ted Moehnke ... supervising stage technician: miniature and optical effects unit (as T.E. Moehnke)
Melissa Monterrosa ... digital plate restoration: ILM
Thaine Morris ... miniature pyrotechnics: miniature and optical effects unit
Wendy Morton ... model and creature maker: ILM
Dennis Muren ... effects director of photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Duncan Myers ... laboratory technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Bill Neil ... camera operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Nicholson ... optical photography supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit
Ken Nielsen ... digital effects artist: ILM
Ease Owyeung ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Jenny Oznowicz ... production assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Clint Palmer ... assistant camera: miniature and optical effects unit
Udo Pampel ... machinist: miniature and optical effects unit
Michael Pangrazio ... matte artist: miniature and optical effects unit
Eddie Pasquarello ... digital effects artist: ILM
Lorne Peterson ... chief model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Glenn Phillips ... assistant accountant: miniature and optical effects unit
David Pier ... miniature pyrotechnics: miniature and optical effects unit (as Dave Pier)
Tam Pillsbury ... optical line-up: miniature and optical effects unit
Joshua Pines ... digital scanning supervisor: ILM
Gary Platek ... special projects: miniature and optical effects unit
Anne Polland ... model and creature maker: ILM
Ken Ralston ... effects cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Ricardo Ramos ... digital effects artist: ILM
Arthur F. Repola ... assistant effects editor: miniature and optical effects unit (as Arthur Repola)
Nilo Rodis-Jamero ... assistant art director: miniature and optical effects unit
Thomas Rosseter ... digital effects artist: ILM (as Tom Rosseter) / optical line-up: miniature and optical effects unit
Jonathan Rothbart ... animatic artist: ILM
Tom Rudduck ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Nina Saxon ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Stanley W. Sayer ... matte photography consultant (as Stanley Sayer)
Ray Scalice ... production accountant: miniature and optical effects unit
Wesley Seeds ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Dan Shumaker ... digital effects technical assistant: ILM (as Daniel Shumaker)
Mark Siegel ... model and creature maker: ILM
Kenneth Smith ... optical printer operator: miniature and optical effects unit
Tom St. Amand ... stop motion technician: miniature and optical effects unit
Howard Stein ... assistant effects editor: miniature and optical effects unit
Lawrence Tan ... digital effects artist: ILM
Chad Taylor ... Sabre artist: ILM
Rick Taylor ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Ed Tennler ... draftsman: miniature and optical effects unit
Jonas Thaler ... apprentice editor: miniature and optical effects unit (as Jon Thaler)
Paul Theren ... digital effects artist: ILM
Marc Thorpe ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Phil Tippett ... stop motion animation: miniature and optical effects unit
Lisa Todd ... visual effects coordinator: ILM
Pam Traas ... assistant accountant: miniature and optical effects unit
Hans Uhlig ... digital effects artist: ILM
Michael Van Eps ... digital plate restoration: ILM (as Mike Van Eps)
John T. Van Vliet ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit (as John Van Vliet)
Mark Vargo ... optical line-up: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Vecchitto ... color timing supervisor: ILM
Jim Veilleux ... effects cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Laurie Vermont ... optical coordinator: miniature and optical effects unit
Joe Viskocil ... miniature pyrotechnics: miniature and optical effects unit (as Joseph Viskocil)
Garry Waller ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Steve Walton ... model and creature maker: ILM (as Steven Walton)
Harold Weed ... chief creature maker: ILM (as Howie Weed)
Li-Hsien Wei ... digital effects artist: ILM
Ken Wesley ... digital effects artist: ILM
Jody Westheimer ... assistant cameraman: miniature and optical effects unit
Gene Whiteman ... equipment engineering supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit
Diana Wilson ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Ron Woodall ... digital effects artist: ILM
Jeffery Yost ... software research and development: ILM (as Jeff Yost)
Heidi Zabit ... digital paint & roto artist: ILM
Stuart Ziff ... special project coordinator: miniature and optical effects unit
Rita E. Zimmerman ... Sabre artist: ILM (as Rita Zimmerman)
Samuel Zolltheis ... model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Cardozo ... optical line up (uncredited)
Giovanni Donovan ... Wampa lair construction (uncredited)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman ... damage artist/supervisor (uncredited)
Aaron Haye ... model maker: ILM (uncredited)
Pete Kleinow ... stop motion animator (uncredited)
Stewart Lew ... Computer Graphics Artist (uncredited)
Todd Mitchell ... scanning operator: ILM (uncredited)
Ben O'Brien ... Sabre artist: ILM (uncredited)
Matt Wallin ... digital artist: ILM (uncredited)
Jazmyn Whitman ... restoration artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bob Anderson ... stunt double
Peter Diamond ... stunt coordinator
Colin Skeaping ... stunt double
Lightning Bear ... stunts (uncredited)
Marc Boyle ... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond ... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall ... stunts (uncredited)
Stuart Fell ... stunt double (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Richard Hammatt ... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Richards ... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson ... stunts (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping ... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Maurice Arnold ... assistant cameraman
Frank Batt ... dolly grip: location second unit
Mike Brewster ... assistant cameraman: location second unit
John Campbell ... assistant cameraman: location second unit
John Clark ... rigging gaffer
Greg Dupre ... second assistant cameraman: second unit
David Garfath ... operating cameraman
Geoff Glover ... director of photography: location second unit
Ron Goodman ... aerial cameraman
Margaret Herron ... assistant aerial cameraman
John Keen ... second assistant cameraman: second unit
Red Lawrence ... head rigger
Dennis Lewis ... dolly grip
Chris Menges ... director of photography: studio second unit
Madelyn Most ... second assistant cameraman
Brian Osborne ... dolly grip (as Brian Osborn)
Kelvin Pike ... operating cameraman
Peter Robinson ... second assistant cameraman
Laurie Shane ... gaffer
Bob Smith ... operating cameraman: location second unit
Chris Tanner ... assistant cameraman
George Whitear ... still photographer
Steve Blake ... lighting chargehand (uncredited)
Miles Cook ... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Jerry Dunkley ... second unit: camera operator (uncredited)
Brian Q. Kelley ... photographer: additional footage (uncredited)
Paul Kenward ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Martin Kenzie ... second assistant camera: second camera (uncredited)
Billy Merrell ... electrician (uncredited)
Ken Shane ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Jon Sorensen ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tiny Nicholls ... wardrobe supervisor
Eileen Sullivan ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Philip Kohler ... location manager

Music Department

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London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist
Kenneth Wannberg ... supervising music editor
John Beal ... composer trailer music (uncredited)
Stephen Henderson ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Paul Kegg ... musician: cello (uncredited)
George Lucas ... music producer (uncredited)
Angela Morley ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice Murphy ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... music supervisor (uncredited)
John Williams ... conductor (uncredited) / music producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Robert Martin ... transportation: miniature and optical effects unit
Terry Pritchard ... unit driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Bunny Alsup ... assistant to producer
Alan Arnold ... unit publicist
Jane Bay ... assistant to executive producer
Ron Butcher ... production maintenance
Ron Cook ... location accountant
Kathryn Farrar ... production controller
Tim Fox ... archivist
Ken Gordon ... set cost controller
Barbara Harley ... production assistant
Miki Herman ... production coordinator
Michael Larkins ... assistant accountant
Nick Laws ... production assistant
Pamela Mann ... continuity
Wendy Midener ... fabricator: Yoda
Kathryn Mullen ... performing assistant: Yoda
Ron Phipps ... production accountant
Kay Rawlings ... continuity
Debbie Shaw ... assistant to director
Charles B. Wessler ... production assistant (as Charles Wessler)
Kristen Wing ... assistant publicist
Marc Wolff ... helicopter pilot (as Mark Wolfe)
David Alan Barclay ... assistant puppeteer (uncredited)
Stephen Calcutt ... stand-in: Peter Mayhew and David Prowse (uncredited)
Des Carey ... film archivist (uncredited)
Liz Coke ... stand-in: Ms. Fisher (uncredited)
Jack Dearlove ... stand-in: Mr. Ford (uncredited)
Patrick Ginter ... hand model: Mark Hamill (uncredited) / hologram: Commander Desanne (uncredited)
Alan Harris ... stand-in: Mr. Daniels (uncredited)
James Harris ... miscellaneous crew (uncredited)
Mark Marshall ... production assistant (uncredited)
Steve Meek ... stand-in for mr. mayhew (uncredited)
Craig Miller ... marketing consultant (uncredited)
John Morton ... double: Boba Fett (uncredited)
Chris Parsons ... stand-in: "4-LOM", "K-3PO" and "C-3PO" (uncredited)
Deep Roy ... stand-in: Yoda (uncredited)
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Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi Master's help will Luke survive when the Dark Side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader. Written by Jwelch5742

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Taglines The Adventure Continues... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (United States)
  • The Empire Strikes Back: StarWars II (United States)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (United States)
  • Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (United States)
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (United Kingdom)
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  • 124 min
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Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,840,307, 30 Jun 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $247,916,602

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Trivia The shots where Luke uses his Jedi powers to retrieve his light-saber from a distance were achieved by having Mark Hamill throw the light-saber away, and then running the film in reverse. See more »
Goofs The colors of the different buttons on Darth Vader's chest plate vary between the movies. However, since time passes between each movie, it is not unthinkable that he has his life support equipment refurbished and upgraded on occasion. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See more »
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Crazy Credits In the alternate DVD version, the Emperor is still credited as being voiced by Clive Revill, despite his performance being replaced by Ian McDiarmid. See more »
Quotes Luke: All right, I'll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.
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