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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Anthony Daniels
Directors
Irvin Kershner
Screenwriters
George Lucas
Leigh Brackett
Lawrence Kasdan
Running Time
124 minutes

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Still the favourite of the seminal sci-fi franchise...


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Plot
After receiving a vision from Obi-Wan Kenobi and fleeing the ice world of Hoth with his friends after an Imperial attack, Luke Skywalker travels to the marsh planet of Dagobah, where he is instructed in the ways of the Force by the legendary Jedi master Yoda. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Princess Leia make their way to planet Bespin, where they are greeted by Han's old friend, a shifty gambler named Lando Calrissian. Ambushed by the Empire shortly after their arrival, Han and his friends are imprison


Verdict
Nothing in the Star Wars canon betters this.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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