Star Wars: Return of the Jedi


2h 13m 1983
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Brief Synopsis

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian and their small army of friends rescue Han Solo from the clutches of the menacingly ugly Jabba the Hutt and go on to do battle with the Empire, even after Darth Vader has broken off in his own rebellion.

Film Details

Also Known As
Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Special Edition: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars, Episode 6: Return of the Jedi, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Jedins återkomst, retour du Jedi
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Adventure
Sequel
Release Date
1983
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Synopsis

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian and their small army of friends rescue Han Solo from the clutches of the menacingly ugly Jabba the Hutt and go on to do battle with the Empire, even after Darth Vader has broken off in his own rebellion.

Crew

Barbara Affonso

Visual Effects

Peter Amundson

Editor

Bob Anderson

Stunts

Franki Anderson

Makeup

Elvira Angelinetta

Costumes

Roy Arbogast

Special Effects Supervisor

Charles Bailey

Visual Effects

Stewart Barbee

Photography

Philip Barberio

Other

David Barclay

Puppeteer

Craig Barron

Photography

Sean Barton

Editor

Sean Barton

Animation Editor

Bill Beck

Visual Effects

Ron Beck

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dickey Beer

Stunts

Michael A Benson

Camera Operator

Jon Berg

Consultant

Ailsa Berk

Makeup

David Berry

Other

Mark Billerman

Art Department

Patricia Blau

Production Coordinator

Patty Blau

Other

Jim Bloom

Coproducer

Marc Boyle

Stunts

Reg Bream

Art Department

Marty Brenneis

Other

Garrett Brown

Steadicam Operator

Kris Brown

Other

Ian Bryce

Production Assistant

Ben Burtt

Sound

Bill Buttfield

Visual Effects

Roy Button

Assistant Director

Chris Campbell

Art Department

Roy Carnon

Art Department

Arthur Carroll

Production Accountant

Dave Carson

Art Department

Sean Casey

Visual Effects

Mike Cassidy

Stunts

Terry Chostner

Photography

Donald Clark

Other

Mike Cochrane

Visual Effects

Samuel Comstock

Visual Effects

John Coppinger

Animatronics

Sean Crawford

Makeup

Andy Cunningham

Makeup

Richard Davis

Other

Tony Dawe

Sound

Peter Dawson

Other

Peter Diamond

Stunts

Don Dow

Photography

Tim Dry

Makeup

Nick Dudman

Makeup

Tom Duff

Graphics

Patricia Rose Duignan

Production Supervisor

Duwayne Dunham

Animation Editor

Duwayne Dunham

Editor

Randal M Dutra

Other

Tracey Eddon

Stunts

Selwyn Eddy

Photography

Richard Edlund

Visual Effects

Mike Edmonds

Puppeteer

Judy Elkins

Art Department

John Ellis

Other

Robert Elswit

Photography

Christopher Evans

Matte Painter

Scott Farrar

Photography

Rick Fichter

Photography

Deborah Fine

Researcher

Michael Ford

Set Decorator

Pamela Mann Francis

Script Supervisor

Warren Franklin

Production Coordinator

Graham Freeborn

Makeup Supervisor

Kay Freeborn

Makeup

Stuart Freeborn

Special Effects

Stuart Freeborn

Makeup

Susan Fritz-manahan

Production Assistant

Michael Glenn Fulmer

Visual Effects

Barbara Gallucci

Visual Effects

William George

Visual Effects

James Glennon

Photography

Ron Goodman

Photography

Ralph Gordon

Other

Mark Gredell

Photography

Gillian Gregory

Choreographer

Sandra Gross

Stunts

Ted Grossman

Stunts

Peter Hancock

Props

David Hardberger

Photography

Bob Harman

Other

Graeme Hattrick

Makeup

Frank Henson

Stunts

Philip Herbert

Makeup

Miki Herman

Unit Production Manager

Karl Herrmann

Photography

Margaret Herron

Photography

Fred Hole

Animator

Larry Holt

Stunts

Renee Holt

Visual Effects

Gerald Home

Makeup

Ron Hone

Other

Billy Horrigan

Stunts

Dan Howard

Other

James Howard

Art Department

Derek Howarth

Art Department

Alan Hume

Dp/Cinematographer

Alan Hume

Director Of Photography

Paul Huston

Visual Effects

James Isaac

Other

Jerry Jeffress

Other

George Jenson

Production

Joe Johnston

Art Director

Alf Joint

Stunts

Eddie Jones

Other

Lawrence Kasdan

Screenplay

Barbara Kassal

Costumes

Howard Kazanjian

Producer

James Keefer

Animation Supervisor

Ira Keeler

Visual Effects

Bill Kimberlin

Editor

Kim Knowlton

Digital Effects Supervisor

Bonnie Koehler

Sound Editor

Neil Krepela

Photography

Laurel Ladevich

Dialogue Editor

Rob Laduca

Visual Effects

Harry Lange

Set Decorator

Tom Laughridge

Camera Operator

Jeanne Lauren

Other

Swim Lee

Puppeteer

Mike Leesa

Visual Effects

Julius Leflore

Stunts

James Lim

Other

Russell Lodge

Assistant Director

Jack Lowin

Photography

George Lucas

From Story

George Lucas

Executive Producer

George Lucas

Story By

George Lucas

Screenplay

Marcia Lucas

Animation Editor

Marcia Lucas

Editor

Michael Mackenzie

Other

Jeff Mann

Visual Effects

Scott Marshall

Visual Effects

Michael J Mcalister

Photography

Michael Mccormick

Puppeteer

Pat Mcdermott

Hair

Marghe Mcmahon

Visual Effects

Ralph Mcquarrie

Art Department

Tony Mcvey

Art Department

Ted Michell

Scenic Artist

Richard Miller

Other

Alec Mills

Camera Operator

Dickie Mills

Makeup

Thaine Morris

Pyrotechnics

Dennis Muren

Visual Effects

Bill Neil

Photography

Chris Newman

Assistant Director

Bruce Nicholson

Photography

Frank Ordaz

Matte Painter

Randy Ottenberg

Visual Effects

Michael Owens

Photography

Ease Owyeung

Visual Effects

Edwina Pellikka

Costumes

Toby Philpott

Puppeteer

Dave Pier

Pyrotechnics

Kevin Pike

Special Effects

Margot Pipkin

Visual Effects

Anne Polland

Costumes

Michael Quinn

Puppeteer

Ken Ralston

Visual Effects

Glenn Randall

Stunt Coordinator

William Reeves

Graphics

Norman Reynolds

Production Designer

Norman Reynolds

Visual Effects

Peter Robb-king

Makeup

Richard Robinson

Puppeteer

Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Costume Designer

Nilo Rodis-jamero

Costume Designer

Wendy Rogers

Choreographer

Peter Ronzani

Other

Tom Rosseter

Other

Deep Roy

Puppeteer

Lata Ryan

Production Coordinator

Victoria Rose Sampson

Sound Editor

Roger Savage

Sound

Stanley Sayer

Consultant

James Schoppe

Animator

Curt Schulkey

Sound Editor

Wesley Seeds

Other

Mary Selway

Casting

Kathy Shine

Production Assistant

Colin Skeaping

Stunts

Kenneth Smith

Other

Tom Smith

Makeup

David Sosalla

Art Department

Richard Spah

Other

Herbert Spencer

Original Music

Hugh Spirit

Puppeteer

Paul Springer

Makeup

Tom St Amand

Animator

Film Details

Also Known As
Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Special Edition: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars, Episode 6: Return of the Jedi, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Jedins återkomst, retour du Jedi
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Adventure
Sequel
Release Date
1983
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Award Nominations

Best Art Direction

1983
Norman Reynolds

Best Score

1983

Best Sound

1983

Best Sound Effects Sound Editing

1983

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer May 25, 1983

Re-released in United States March 14, 1997

Re-released in United States on Video August 26, 1997

Re-released in United States on Video November 21, 2000

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States Summer May 25, 1983

Re-released in United States March 14, 1997 (under title "Star Wars Special Edition: Return of the Jedi")

Re-released in United States on Video August 26, 1997 (under title "Star Wars Special Edition")

Re-released in United States on Video November 21, 2000 ("Star Wars Trilogy" box set)

Released in United States 1993 (Shown in 1993 as a triple bill ("Star Wars Trilogy") at Boston's Wang Center for the Performing Arts.)