Return of the Jedi

Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.
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Film Cast:

  • Luke Skywalker: Mark Hamill
  • Han Solo: Harrison Ford
  • Princess Leia: Carrie Fisher
  • Lando Calrissian: Billy Dee Williams
  • C-3PO: Anthony Daniels
  • Chewbacca: Peter Mayhew
  • Anakin Skywalker: Sebastian Shaw
  • The Emperor: Ian McDiarmid
  • Yoda (voice): Frank Oz
  • Voice of Darth Vader (voice): James Earl Jones
  • Darth Vader: David Prowse
  • Ben ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi: Alec Guinness
  • R2-D2 / Paploo: Kenny Baker
  • Moff Jerjerrod: Michael Pennington
  • Admiral Piett: Kenneth Colley
  • Bib Fortuna: Michael Carter
  • Wedge: Denis Lawson
  • Admiral Ackbar: Tim Rose
  • General Madine: Dermot Crowley
  • Mon Mothma: Caroline Blakiston
  • Wicket: Warwick Davis
  • Boba Fett: Jeremy Bulloch
  • Oola: Femi Taylor
  • Sy Snootles: Annie Arbogast
  • Fat Dancer: Claire Davenport
  • Teebo: Jack Purvis
  • Logray: Mike Edmonds
  • Chief Chirpa: Jane Busby
  • Ewok Warrior: Malcolm Dixon
  • Ewok Warrior: Mike Cottrell
  • Nicki: Nicki Reade
  • Jhoff, a traffic control officer on the Executor: Adam Bareham
  • Stardestroyer Controller #2: Jonathan Oliver
  • Stardestroyer Captain #1: Pip Miller
  • Stardestroyer Captain #2: Tom Mannion
  • Ewok Tokkat: Margo Apostolos
  • Ewok: Ray Armstrong
  • Ewok: Eileen Baker
  • Ewok: Michael Henbury Ballan
  • Ewok: Bobby Bell
  • Ewok: Patty Bell
  • Ewok: Alan Bennett
  • Ewok: Sarah Bennett
  • Ewok: Pamela Betts
  • Ewok: Danny Blackner
  • Ewok: Linda Bowley
  • Ewok: Peter Burroughs
  • Romba an Ewok: Debbie Lee Carrington
  • Ewok: Maureen Charlton
  • Ewok: Willie Coppen
  • Ewok: Sadie Corre
  • Ewok Wicket’s younger brother Widdle: Tony Cox
  • Ewok: John Cumming
  • Ewok: Jean D’Agostino
  • Ewok: Luis De Jesus
  • Ewok Wijunkee: Debbie Dixon
  • Ewok: Margarita Fernández
  • Ewok: Phil Fondacaro
  • Ewok: Sal Fondacaro
  • Ewok: Tony Friel
  • Ewok: Daniel Frishman
  • Ewok: John Ghavan
  • Ewok: Michael Gilden
  • Ewok: Paul Grant
  • Ewok: Lydia Green
  • Ewok: Lars Green
  • Ewok: Pam Grizz
  • Ewok: Andrew Herd
  • Ewok: J.J. Jackson
  • Ewok: Richard Jones
  • Ewok: Trevor Jones
  • Ewok: Glynn Jones
  • Ewok: Karen Lay
  • Ewok: John Lummiss
  • Ewok: Nancy MacLean
  • Ewok: Peter Mandell
  • Ewok: Carole Morris
  • Ewok: Stacie Nichols
  • Ewok: Chris Nunn
  • Ewok: Barbara O’Laughlin
  • Ewok: Brian Orenstein
  • Ewok: Harrell Parker Jr.
  • Ewok: John Pedrick
  • Ewok: April Perkins
  • Ewok: Ronnie Phillips
  • Ewok: Katie Purvis
  • Ewok: Carol Read
  • Ewok: Nicholas Read
  • Ewok: Diana Reynolds
  • Ewok Graak: Danielle Rodgers
  • Ewok: Chris Romano
  • Ewok: Dean Shackelford
  • Ewok: Kiran Shah
  • Ewok: Felix Silla
  • Ewok: Linda Spriggs
  • Ewok: Gerald Staddon
  • Ewok: Josephine Staddon
  • Ewok: Kevin Thompson
  • Ewok: Kendra Wall
  • Ewok: Brian Wheeler
  • Ewok: Butch Wilhelm
  • Salacious B. Crumb: Mark Dodson
  • Max Rebo: Simon J. Williamson
  • Nien Nunb: Richard Bonehill
  • Ak-rev: David Gonzales
  • Major Olander Brit – Rebel (uncredited): Peter Roy
  • Bib Fortuna (voice): Erik Bauersfeld
  • Nein Nunb: Mike Quinn
  • Nein Numb (voice): Bill Kipsang Rotich
  • Droopy McCool: Deep Roy
  • Amanaman: Alisa Berk
  • Gameorrean Guard/Elom/Mon Calamari: Hugh Spight
  • Attark the Hoover: Swee Lim
  • Yuzzum: Richard Robinson
  • Tessek: Gerald Home
  • Hermi Odle: Phil Herbert
  • Whiphid: Tim Dry
  • Whiphid: Sean Crawford
  • Rancor: Phil Tippett
  • Jabba the Hutt: Toby Philpott
  • Jabba the Hutt: David Alan Barclay
  • Jabba the Hutt (voice): Larry Ward
  • Captain Yorr – Imperial Pilot of ST321: Jasper Jacob
  • Geezum – Member of Jabba’s Gang (uncredited): Peter Allen
  • Rebel Pilot (uncredited): John Altman
  • Lieutenant Endicott – Imperial Officer (uncredited): Glyn Baker
  • Barada / Stormtrooper / Biker Scout (uncredited): Dickey Beer
  • Amanaman – Jabba’s Bounty Hunter (uncredited): Ailsa Berk
  • Barquin D’an / Boba Fett (special edition) (uncredited): Don Bies
  • Malakili – Rancor Keeper (uncredited): Paul Brooke
  • ‘Freeze’ Officer in Endor Bunker / Tortured Power Droid (voice) (uncredited): Ben Burtt
  • Dengar – The Bounty Hunter (uncredited): Maurice Bush
  • Lieutenant Blount – Rebel Soldier / Trandoshan – Member of Jabba’s Gang / Stormtrooper / Calamari Warrior / Giran – Malakili’s Assistant (uncredited): Trevor Butterfield
  • Female X-Wing Fighter Pilot (uncredited): Vivienne Chandler
  • Storm Trooper (uncredited): Tony Clarkin
  • Imperial Officer (uncredited): Kenneth Coombs
  • Ephant Mon (uncredited): Andy Cunningham
  • Biker Scout Pushed Off Bike (uncredited): Peter Diamond
  • X-Wing Fighter (uncredited): Richard Driscoll
  • Ewok (uncredited): Douglas Farrell
  • Imperial Officer – Executor (uncredited): Alan Flyng
  • Giran – Rancor Keeper (voice) (uncredited): Ernie Fosselius
  • Death Star Trooper Jad Bean (uncredited): Stuart Fox
  • Gamorrean Guard (uncredited): Isaac Grand
  • Captain Yutani – Rebel Soldier (uncredited): Gordon Hann
  • Stormtrooper (uncredited): Alan Harris
  • Council Member in Briefing Room (uncredited): Walter Henry
  • Hermi Odle – Jabba’s 2nd Servant (uncredited): Philip Herbert
  • Taym Dren-garen / Biker Scout / Sergeant Bruckman (uncredited): Larry Holt
  • Imperial Commander (uncredited) (unconfirmed): William Hoyland
  • Rancor Guard / Rebel Ranger (uncredited): Colin Hunt
  • Weequay Skiff Guard (uncredited): Monty Jordan
  • Janus Greejatus – Emperor Palpatine’s Advisor (uncredited): Michael Josephs
  • Lieutenant Telsij – Grey Squadron (uncredited): Eiji Kusuhara
  • Sim Aloo – Emperor Palpatine’s Advisor (uncredited): Anthony Lang
  • Rayc Ryjerd – Jabba’s Smuggler (uncredited): Arnold Lee
  • Skiff Master / Yotts Orren / Stormtrooper / Biker Scout (uncredited): Julius LeFlore
  • Rancor Guard (uncredited): John Maloney
  • Imperial Officer (uncredited): Paul Markham
  • Maj. Marquand – AT-ST Driver / EV-9D9 (voice) (uncredited): Richard Marquand
  • Arvel Crynyd (uncredited): Hilton McRae
  • Keir Santage (Red Seven) (uncredited): Billy J. Mitchell
  • Jess – Female Musician flirting with Bib Fortuna (uncredited): Amanda Noar
  • A-Wing Pilot (uncredited): Terry Sach
  • Y-Wing Pilot (uncredited): Errol Shaker
  • Ree Yees (uncredited): Paul Springer
  • Rebel Council Member in Briefing Room (uncredited): Guy Standeven
  • B-Wing Pilot (uncredited): David Stone
  • Rennek (uncredited): Jules Walters
  • Lt. Watts – AT-ST Driver (uncredited): Robert Watts
  • Boushh (voice) (uncredited): Pat Welsh
  • Vedain – Sand Skiff Pilot (uncredited): Paul Weston
  • Klaatu (uncredited): Corey Dee Williams
  • Colonel Airen Cracken – Rebel Soldier on Millennium Falcon (uncredited): Michael Stevens
  • Rancor: Michael McCormick

Film Crew:

  • Second Unit Director: George Lucas
  • Producer: Rick McCallum
  • Original Music Composer: John Williams
  • Producer: Howard G. Kazanjian
  • Casting: Mary Selway
  • Production Design: Norman Reynolds
  • Sound Designer: Ben Burtt
  • Co-Producer: Robert Watts
  • Editor: Marcia Lucas
  • Costume Design: Nilo Rodis-Jamero
  • Visual Effects Camera: Robert Elswit
  • Second Unit Director: Roger Christian
  • Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan
  • Editor: Duwayne Dunham
  • Makeup Designer: Phil Tippett
  • Assistant Production Manager: Patricia Carr
  • Costume Design: Aggie Guerard Rodgers
  • Set Decoration: Michael Ford
  • Cinematography: Alan Hume
  • Makeup Artist: Nick Dudman
  • Production Design: Fred Hole
  • Makeup Artist: Peter Robb-King
  • Makeup Artist: Tom Smith
  • Production Supervisor: Douglas Twiddy
  • Cinematography: Alec Mills
  • Makeup Designer: Stuart Freeborn
  • Production Executive: Robert Latham Brown
  • Hairdresser: Patricia McDermott
  • Production Design: James L. Schoppe
  • Director: Richard Marquand
  • Hairdresser: Mike Lockey
  • Unit Manager: Louis G. Friedman
  • Creature Design: Chris Walas
  • Editor: Sean Barton
  • Second Assistant Director: Roy Button
  • Co-Producer: Jim Bloom
  • Script Supervisor: Pamela Mann
  • Set Decoration: Harry Lange
  • First Assistant Director: David Tomblin
  • Second Assistant Director: Christopher Newman
  • Stunts: Michael Cassidy
  • Hairdresser: Paul LeBlanc
  • Visual Effects: Paul Huston
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gary Summers
  • Second Assistant Director: Michael E. Steele
  • Second Assistant Director: Russell Lodge
  • Makeup Artist: Richard Mills
  • Makeup Artist: Graham Freeborn
  • Makeup Artist: Kay Freeborn
  • Unit Production Manager: Miki Herman
  • Draughtsman: Reg Bream
  • Second Assistant Director: Eric Jewett
  • Musician: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Rigging Gaffer: Tom Brown

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: This is not quite Bantha fodder.

    Following on from the freshness of Star Wars (1977) and the all round greatness of craft and story telling that was The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi was always going to struggle in comparison. That’s not to say there are not fans who prefer it of the original trilogy, because there are many, and like minded fans of George Lucas’ space saga shouldn’t have a problem with that.

    However, it is the weakest of the three. The characters we have come to love, and to be a part of their universe, are performed with gusto – but they are mostly thinly written, reduced to playing second fiddle to special effects, while the dark heart has been replaced with – well – smokey hokey (furry teddy bears with sticks and stones, I ask you). Then there’s the lack of sexual tension so evident in the previous two films. Oh we love Han and Leia because that’s love! But one can’t help missing the sparks that was once between them – and Luke of course, hmm…

    Yet for all that, of the irks and complaints, Return of the Jedi is still a thrilling film, the budget up on the screen to entertain the children and the adults with the child within. Characters and creatures wander into this wonderful world for super impact. The Emperor, Jabba the scene stealer, Rancor and Sarlaac, while the speeder bike chase, further lightsaber shenanigans and the space battle ensure the action is never far away – even if one can be a little underwhelmed by the big finale not all it can be.

    Ultimately it was not without faults, but still it was one hell of a conclusion to a genre defining (then) trilogy. 8/10

  • Wuchak: _**Fun, cute, imaginative, iconic space adventure with a kick-axx cast**_

    “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983) was the anticipated end of the original trilogy that began with the initial blockbuster from 1977. The trilogy is an epic, but simplistic space fantasy about an evil empire and the noble souls who dare to fight it. The main cast features Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor) and the voice work of James Earl Jones (Darth Vader) and Frank Oz (Yoda).

    This is an amusing, inventive, iconic space adventure with a stellar cast that upped the ante with edgy cuteness. While I prefer the adult-oriented space science-fiction of Star Trek, I can’t deny that the space fantasy of Star Wars always grants you an entertaining couple hours.

    This one features lots of sci-fi action, cartoonish characters, great sets, Carrie Fisher at her fittest in an alluring costume, space ships, alien bogs and awesome forest sets (shot in the Redwoods of Northern Cal). Ford and Williams are at their charismatic best. Even the more obscure Hamill shines as the boyish hero and the Darth Vader story arc is notable. Then there’s RD-D2, C-3PO and Chewbacca.

    The film runs 2 hours, 11 minutes.

    GRADE: B

  • r96sk: Arguably the weakest (comparably) of the original trilogy, yet ‘Return of the Jedi’ is still an excellent film!

    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher remain a thoroughly enjoyable trio. I did find parts of the plot a little similar to 1977’s ‘Star Wars’, due to the Death Star stuff, but overall I unquestionably enjoyed the 135 minutes.

    The score is great again, while the new bunch of characters are cool. There are some memorable moments in there, as we see the first spate of films come to a close very nicely. I’m very intrigued to see where things go with the prequels, hopefully they continue to hit high marks.

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