The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American blockbuster film. The sequel to Star Wars (1977), it was the second film in the “Skywalker Saga”. Set three years after the events of Star Wars, it follows the battle between the malevolent Galactic Empire, led by the Emperor, and the Rebel Alliance led by Princess Leia. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker trains to master the Force so he can confront the powerful Sith lord, Darth Vader. The ensemble cast includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams.
Billy Dee Williams
|Directed by||Irvin Kershner|
|Screenplay by||Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan|
|Story by||George Lucas|
|Produced by||Gary Kurtz|
|Box office||$538–$549 million|
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi Master’s help will Luke survive when the Dark Side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.