Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Released 1983




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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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Richard Marquand

Han Solo is rescued from Jabba's palace and the battle starts again, this time, to destroy the second deadly Death Star. Luke, now a fully fledged Jedi, tracks down his father to try and turn him away from the dark side.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    'Return of the Jedi' is fun, magnificent fun. The movie is a complete entertainment, a feast for the eyes and a delight for the fancy. It's a little amazing how Lucas and his assoc...

  • 40


    Hamill is not enough of a dramatic actor to carry the plot load here, especially when his partner in so many scenes is really little more than an oversized gas pump, even if splend...

  • 20

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    Return of the Jedi oesn't really end the trilogy as much as it brings it to a dead stop. The by far the dimmest adventure of the lot.

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    • Production Budget - $32,500,000
      Domestic Gross - $309,306,177 (1st)
      Worldwide Gross - $475,106,177 (1st)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $801,250,287
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $1,230,751,239

    • Filming locations:
      Buttercup Valley, California
      Crescent City, California
      Death Valley National Park, California
      Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England
      Marin County, California
      Miller-Rellim Redwood Company Property, Redwood National Park, Crescent City, California
      Redwood National Park, Crescent City, California
      Smith River, California
      Yuma, Arizona

    • Taglines:
      1. The Empire Falls....
      2. The Saga Continues.
      3. Return To A Galaxy... Far, Far Away.
      4. Coming May 25, 1983 to your galaxy.

    • Academy awards:
      Visual Effects

    • Music:
      Lapti Nek
      Huttese Lyrics by Michele Gruska
      Music by John Williams
      Original lyrics by Joseph Williams
      Snooty's vocals by Annie Arbogast
      Ewok Celebration
      Music by John Williams
      Ewokese Lyrics by Ben Burtt
      Jedi Rocks
      Composed and Arranged by Jerry Hey


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