Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

  • U
  • Richard Marquand (1983)
  • US
  • 131 min
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Film Review
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4 out of 5

Sequels are usually a case of diminishing returns, but this third instalment of the Star Wars saga is still essential viewing. Director Richard Marquand jumps straight in where The Empire Strikes Back finished off with a stunning sequence involving the monstrous Jabba the Hutt, and the pace rarely falters from then on, even if the plot is a bit stop-start at times. Mark Hamill still looks more like an enthusiastic schoolboy than an intergalactic hero, yet his climactic scenes with Darth Vader work a treat, and, while adults will probably cringe at the cutesy Ewoks, their presence makes this a particular favourite with younger viewers.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction epic adventure that completed the first Star Wars trilogy of films, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. A new indestructible "Death Star" is being built by the wicked Darth Vader. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker launches a rescue mission to free mercenary space pilot Han Solo who is being held captive by the abhorrent Jabba.

Cast and crew


Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill
Han Solo
Harrison Ford
Princess Leia
Carrie Fisher
Lando Calrissian
Billy Dee Williams
Anthony Daniels
Peter Mayhew
Anakin Skywalker
Sebastian Shaw
Emperor Palpatine
Ian McDiarmid
Frank Oz
Darth Vader
Dave Prowse
Voice of Darth Vader
James Earl Jones
Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
Alec Guinness
Kenny Baker (2)
Moff Jerjerrod
Michael Pennington
Admiral Piett
Kenneth Colley


Richard Marquand

Other Information

Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate U