Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (originally released as Return of the Jedi) is a 1983 American epic
Epic film
An epic is a genre of film that emphasizes human drama on a grand scale. Epics are more ambitious in scope than other film genres, and their ambitious nature helps to differentiate them from similar genres such as the period piece or adventure film...

 space opera
Space opera
Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space, generally involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced technologies and abilities. The term has no relation to music and it is analogous to "soap...

 film directed by Richard Marquand
Richard Marquand
Richard Marquand was a Welsh film director best known for directing the 1983 blockbuster Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi.-Early life:...

 and written by George Lucas
George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film producer, screenwriter, and director, and entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Lucasfilm. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones...

 and Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Edward "Larry" Kasdan is an American film producer, director and screenwriter.-Life and career:Kasdan was born in Miami, Florida, the son of Sylvia Sarah , an employment counselor, and Clarence Norman Kasdan, who managed retail electronics stores.His Brother is the writer/producer Mark...

. It is the third film released in the Star Wars
Star Wars
Star Wars is an American epic space opera film series created by George Lucas. The first film in the series was originally released on May 25, 1977, under the title Star Wars, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year...

 saga, and the sixth in terms of the series' internal chronology. It is the first film to use THX
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The film is set approximately one year after Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. The screenplay, based on a story by George Lucas, was written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan...


Because he's holding a thermal detonator!

It's against my programming to impersonate a deity.

I'm rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it seems you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor.

Artoo, why did you have to be so brave?

How could they be jamming us if they don't know... that we're coming... Break off the attack, the shield is still up. (Wedge Antillies, Red Leader: I get no reading, are you sure?) Pull up! All craft pull up!

[Fighters coming in!] Accelerate to attack speed, try and draw their fire away from the cruisers.

Don't worry, my friends are down there. They'll have that shield down on time... (to himself) or this'll be the shortest offensive of all time.

That blast came from the Death Star II|Death Star! That thing's operational!

Han will have that shield down, we've gotta give him more time!

Come on, Han, old buddy, don't let me down.