Star Wars: Episode V

The Empire Strikes Back

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Opening Crawl

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy.

Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker have established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth.

The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space....

Synopsis

After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the evil Vader is in fact his father, Anakin Skywalker.

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Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

Now a commander in the Rebel Alliance, Luke leads an attack against Imperial forces who have discovered the secret Rebel base on Hoth. Luke then journeys to Dagobah to seek out Yoda, the Jedi Master who instructed Obi-Wan. With Yoda's help, Luke prepares to confront Darth Vader, who has set a trap for the Jedi-in-training at Bespin's Cloud City.

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Princess Leia Organa

Princess
Leia Organa

Princess Leia coordinates the evacuation of the Rebel forces from Hoth, past an Imperial blockade. Narrowly escaping capture herself, she steals away with Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3PO aboard the Millennium Falcon, where she will confront her true feelings for the Corellian captain.

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Han Solo

Han Solo

After serving with the Rebels for a time, Han Solo announces that he must leave the Alliance to pay back his debt to Jabba the Hutt. His plans are sidelined, however, when the Empire invades the Rebel base on Hoth and Princess Leia becomes a reluctant passenger aboard the Millennium Falcon. Tailed by bounty hunter Boba Fett, Solo, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO arrive at Bespin's Cloud City, where they come face to face with Darth Vader.

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Yoda

Yoda

Yoda has trained Jedi for over 800 years. Hidden from the Empire on the swamp planet of Dagobah, the Jedi Master deepens Luke's understanding of the Force and prepares him for his inevitable confrontation with Darth Vader.

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Lando Calrissian

Lando Calrissian

The roguish administrator of Bespin's Cloud City, Lando Calrissian offers refuge to Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO in their escape from the Empire. Calrissian is soon exposed as a double-dealer, though, forced to choose between the shady assurances of Darth Vader or loyalty to his old friend, Han Solo.

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Boba Fett

Boba Fett

Reputed as the deadliest bounty hunter in the galaxy, Boba Fett is hired by Darth Vader to hunt down the Millennium Falcon. Fett is also working for Jabba the Hutt, who wants Solo's debt to him paid with his life.

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All Terrain Armored Transport

AT-AT walker

The All-Terrain Armored Transports, or walkers, are gigantic Imperial gun platforms dispatched onto the surface of Hoth by Darth Vader to destroy the Rebel's main power generator.

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Dagobah

Dagobah

A swamp planet teeming with life-forms, Dagobah serves as the current home of Yoda, the Jedi Master. Luke crash lands his X-wing on Dagobah after the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi tells him to seek out the Jedi Master who instructed him.

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Hoth

Hoth

The icy planet of Hoth harbors the Rebel's secret hidden base and a trace of indigenous life-forms, including the tauntaun and wampa ice monster.

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Cloud City

Cloud City

Cloud City hovers in the clouds over the planet Bespin, an elegant mining platform which harvests the valuable Tibanna gas found in the planet's upper atmosphere. Lando Calrissian is the administrator of the facility, overseeing the mining operation as well as protecting the workers and residents that make Cloud City their home.

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