Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Poster

Return of the Jedi

Directed by Richard Marquand


Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi is a live-action feature film, set in the classic era, written by George Lucas, and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Richard Marquand. It was released in theaters on May 25, 1983.



  • TypeLive-action
  • FormatFeature film
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date05/25/1983
  • CertificationPG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Official Synopsis

In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts his father Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor. In the last second, Vader makes a momentous choice: he destroys the Emperor and saves his son. The Empire is finally defeated, the Sith are destroyed, and Anakin Skywalker is thus redeemed. At long last, freedom is restored to the galaxy.

Opening Crawl

Episode VI

Luke Skywalker has returned to his home planet of Tatooine in an attempt to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt.

Little does Luke know that the GALACTIC EMPIRE has secretly begun construction on a new armored space station even more powerful than the first dreaded Death Star.

When completed, this ultimate weapon will spell certain doom for the small band of rebels struggling to restore freedom to the galaxy..