★★★★★ USA. 2h4m. Sci-Fi / Adventure. Directed by Irvin Kershner. Written by Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan. Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky. Edited by Paul Hirsch. Music by John Williams. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz.
Set three years after the events of the first film, the Galactic Empire, under the leadership of Darth Vader and the Emperor, pursues Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. While Vader relentlessly pursues Luke’s friends — Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO—Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda.