Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Richard Marquand (1983)

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Our Score
Sequels are usually a case of diminishing returns, but this conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy 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.


The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Cast & Crew

Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill
Han Solo Harrison Ford
Princess Leia Carrie Fisher
Lando Calrissian Billy Dee Williams
C-3PO Anthony Daniels
Chewbacca Peter Mayhew
Anakin Skywalker Sebastian Shaw
Emperor Palpatine Ian McDiarmid
Yoda Frank Oz
Darth Vader Dave Prowse
Voice of Darth Vader James Earl Jones
Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi Alec Guinness
R2-D2 Kenny Baker (2)
Moff Jerjerrod Michael Pennington
Admiral Piett Kenneth Colley
Mon Mothma Caroline Blakiston
Director Richard Marquand
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Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray