Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back is the first sequel to the original Star Wars movie.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes BackTimeline: 3 ABY Official Canon Movie
- Director: Irvin Kershner
- Screenplay: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
- Soundtrack: John Williams
- Producer: Gary Kurtz
- Release date: 05/17/1980
- Runtime: 124 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG-13
- BBFC rating: U
- Part of: The Skywalker Saga
- Preceeded by: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
- Followed by: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy.
Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth.
The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space....
- Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
- Harrison Ford as Han Solo
- Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
- Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
- Anthony Daniels as C-3P0
- David Prowse as Darth Vader
- Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
- Kenny Baker as R2-D2
- Frank Oz as Yoda
- James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader