The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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  • Star Wars Five Alternative
  • Star Wars 5 Alternative
  • Star Wars Episode V the Empire Strikes Back Alternative

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Continued adventures of Luke Skywalker, in which he and his companions Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, etc., are captured by the evil Darth Vader and his Imperial forces.

Science fiction. Episode V of the saga, following on from 'Star Wars'. The rebel alliance has taken refuge on the ice planet Hoth, but the Empire's forces track them down and attack. The rebels escape, but are split up. Luke heads for Dagobah, a swamp planet where an old Jedi master, Yoda, will teach him the ways of the Force. Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO fly into an asteroid field to escape their Imperial pursuers, but a bounty hunter follows them on to Cloud City, where Han is captured and frozen. Luke arrives to rescue Leia, and learns that Darth Vader is his father. Luke and Leia get away.

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