A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
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 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...
Han Solo: Together again, huh?
Luke: Wouldn't miss it.
Han Solo: How we doin'?
Luke: Same as always.
Han: That bad, huh?
[Han and Chewbacca are reunited]
Han: Chewie? Chewie, is that you?
[Chewie grabs Han and shakes him]
Han: Ch-Chewie! I can't see, pal. What's going on?
Han: Luke? Luke's crazy! He can't even take care of himself, much less rescue anybody.
[Chewie barks again]
Han: A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur!
Luke: Your thoughts betray you, Father. I feel the good in you, the conflict.
Darth Vader: There is no conflict.
Luke: You couldn't bring yourself to kill me before and I don't believe you'll destroy me now.
Darth Vader: You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny.
Han: Who are you?
Leia: Someone who loves you.
Yoda: That face you make... look I so old to young eyes?
Luke: No. Of course not.
Yoda: I do. Yes, I do. Sick have I become, old and weak... When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not, hmmm?
Luke: I'll not leave you here. I've got to save you.
Anakin: You already have, Luke.
Han: I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur.
Luke: There's nothing to see. I used to live here, you know.
Han: You're going to die here, you know. Convenient.
Han: I'm sure Luke wasn't on that thing when it blew.
Princess Leia: He wasn't. I can feel it.
Han: You love him,
Han: don't you?
Princess Leia: Yes.
Han: All right. I understand. Fine. When he comes back, I won't get in the way.
Princess Leia: Oh, Han, it's not like that at all.
[whispering] He's my brother.
Luke: Never. I'll never turn to the Dark Side. You've failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.
The Emperor: [angry] So be it... Jedi!
Darth Vader: Luke... help me take this mask off.
Luke: But you'll die.
Darth Vader: Nothing... can stop that now. Just for once... let me... look on you with my *own* eyes.
[Luke takes off Darth Vader's mask one piece at a time. Underneath, Luke sees the face of a pale, scarred, bald-headed, old man - his father, Anakin. Anakin sadly looks at Luke]
Anakin: Now... go, my son. Leave me.
Luke: No. You're coming with me. I'll not leave you here, I've got to save you.
Anakin: You already... have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right.
C-3PO: His high exaltedness, the Great Jabba the Hutt, has decreed that you are to be terminated immediately.
Han: Good, I hate long waits.
C-3PO: You will therefore be taken to the Dune Sea, and cast into the pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all-powerful Sarlaac.
Han: Doesn't sound so bad.
C-3PO: In his belly you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested over a thousand years.
Han: On second thought, let's pass on that, huh?
Yoda: Remember, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Luke... Luke... do not... do not underestimate the powers of the Emperor or suffer your father's fate you will. Luke, when gone am I... the last of the Jedi will you be. Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned, Luke. There is... another... Sky... walker.
Luke: Soon I'll be dead, and you with me.
The Emperor: [laughing] Perhaps you refer to the imminent attack of your rebel fleet? Yes, I assure you, we are quite safe from your friends here.
Luke: Your overconfidence is your weakness.
The Emperor: Your faith in your friends is yours.
The Emperor: Come, boy, see for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion.
[Luke's eyes go to his lightsabre]
The Emperor: You want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant.
The Emperor: It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now mine.
C-3PO: I'm rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor.
Luke: Vader's on that ship.
Han: Now don't get jittery, Luke. There are a lot of command ships. Keep your distance, though, Chewie, but don't look like you're trying to keeping your distance.
[Chewie barks a question]
Han: I don't know. Fly casual.
Luke: [approaching R2-D2] I can't do it, R2. I can't go on alone.
Obi-Wan: [from out of sight] Yoda and I will always be with you.
[Obi-Wan's spirit approaches Luke]
Luke: Ben! Why didn't you tell me? You told me that Darth Vader betrayed and murdered my father.
Obi-Wan: Your father... was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and "became" Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true... from a certain point of view.
Luke: A certain point of view?
Obi-Wan: Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Anakin was a good friend. When I first met him, your father was already a great pilot. But I was amazed how strongly the Force was with him. I took it upon myself to train him as a Jedi. I thought that I could instruct him just as well as Yoda. I was wrong.
Luke: There is still good in him.
Obi-Wan: He's more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil.
Luke: I can't do it, Ben.
Obi-Wan: You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again.
Luke: I can't kill my own father.
Obi-Wan: Then the Emperor has already won. You were our only hope.
Luke: Yoda spoke of another.
Obi-Wan: The other he spoke of is your twin sister.
Luke: But I have no sister.
Obi-Wan: Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you were born. The Emperor knew, as I did, if Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him. That is the reason why your sister remained safely anonymous.
Luke: Leia! Leia is my sister.
Obi-Wan: Your insight serves you well. Bury your feelings deep down, Luke. They do you credit, but they could be made to serve the Emperor.
[igniting Luke's saber] Darth Vader: I see you have constructed a new lightsaber. Your skills are complete. Indeed you are powerful as the Emperor has foreseen.
C-3PO: I do believe they think I am some kind of God.
Han: Well, why don't you use your divine influence and get us out of this?
C-3PO: I beg your pardon General Solo, but that just wouldn't be proper.
C-3PO: It's against my programming to impersonate a deity.
Lando: We've gotta be able to get some kind of a reading on that shield, up or down.
Nien Nunb: [speaks in Sullustese]
Lando: But how could they be jamming us if they don't know... if we're coming?
Lando: Break off the attack! The shield is still up!
Wedge Antilles: I get no reading. Are you sure?
Lando: Pull up! All craft, pull up!
Admiral Ackbar: Take evasive action! Green group, stick close to holding section MV-7!
Mon Calamari: Admiral! We have enemy ships in sector 47!
Admiral Ackbar: It's a trap!
Yoda: No more training do you require. Already know you, that which you need.
Luke: Then I am a Jedi.
Yoda: No. Not yet. One thing remains. Vader. You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.
Darth Vader: The Emperor has been expecting you.
Luke: I know, father.
Darth Vader: So, you have accepted the truth?
Luke: I have accepted that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.
Darth Vader: [angrily] That name no longer has any meaning for me!
Darth Vader: You cannot hide forever, Luke.
Luke: I will not fight you.
Darth Vader: Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side... then perhaps she will...
Luke: [igniting lightsaber, screams] NEVER!
Princess Leia: Luke, tell me. What's troubling you?
Luke: Vader's here, now, on this moon.
Princess Leia: How do you know?
Luke: I feel his presence. He's come for me. He can feel when I'm near. That's why I have to go. As long as I stay, I'm endangering the group and our mission. I have to face him.
Princess Leia: Why?
Luke: [pause] He's my father.
Luke: Master Yoda... is Darth Vader my father?
Yoda: [avoiding the subject] Rest I need. Yes. Rest.
Luke: Yoda, I must know. If you know, tell me.
Yoda: Your father he is.
Yoda: Told you, did he?
Yoda: Unexpected this is. And unfortunate.
Luke: Unfortunate that I know the truth?
Yoda: No! Unfortunate that you rushed to face him... that incomplete was your training. That... not ready for the burden were you.
Luke: Search your feelings, Father, you can't do this. I feel the conflict within you. Let go of your hate.
Darth Vader: It is too late for me, son. The Emperor will show you the true nature of the Force. He is your master now.
Luke: Then my father is truly dead.
[Referring to Vader] Princess Leia: But, why must you confront him?
Luke: Because, there is good in him. I've felt it. He won't turn me over to the Emperor. I can save him. I can turn him back to the good side. I have to try.
C-3PO: At last, Master Luke's come to rescue me!
Bib Fortuna: Master.
[Jabba wakes up with a start]
Bib Fortuna: May I present Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight?
Jabba the Hutt: I told you not to admit him!
Luke: I must be allowed to speak.
Bib Fortuna: He must be allowed to speak.
Jabba the Hutt: You weak minded fool! He's using an old Jedi mind trick.
[Jabba shoves Bib Fortuna aside]
Luke: You will bring Captain Solo and the Wookiee to me.
Jabba the Hutt: Your mind powers will not work on me boy.
Luke: Nevertheless, I'm taking Captain Solo and his friends. You can either profit by this or be destroyed. It's your choice, but I warn you not to underestimate my power.
Princess Leia: Luke, what's wrong?
Luke: Leia, do you remember your mother? Your real mother?
Princess Leia: Just a little bit. She died when I was very young.
Luke: What do you remember?
Princess Leia: Just... images really. Feelings.
Luke: Tell me.
Princess Leia: She was... very beautiful. Kind, but sad. Why are you asking me this?
Luke: I have no memory of my mother. I never knew her.
Moff Jerjerrod: The Emperor's coming here?
Darth Vader: That is correct, Commander. And, he is most displeased with your apparent lack of progress.
Moff Jerjerrod: We shall double our efforts.
Darth Vader: I hope so, Commander, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.
Lando: [after seeing the Death Star is operational] Home One, this is Gold Leader.
Admiral Ackbar: We saw it. All craft, prepare to retreat.
Lando: We won't get another chance at this, Admiral.
Admiral Ackbar: We have no choice, General Calrissian! Our cruisers can't repel firepower of that magnitude!
Lando: Han will have that shield down. We've got to give him more time!
Han: Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where? [Han turns around and knocks Boba into the Sarlaac pit]
Lando: That blast came from the Death Star! That thing's operational!
Mon Mothma: Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
Luke: I will not fight you, father.
Darth Vader: You are unwise to lower your defenses!
Han: Chewie and I'll take care of this, you stay here.
Luke: Quietly. There may be more of them out there.
Han: Hey, it's me.
Jabba the Hutt: This bounty hunter is my kind of scum: fearless and inventive.
Luke: If I don't make it back, you're the only hope for the Alliance.
Leia: Luke, don't talk that way. You have a power I don't understand and could never have.
Luke: You're wrong, Leia. You have that power too. In time you'll learn to use it as I have. The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And... my sister has it.
Yes. It's you, Leia.
Leia: I know. Somehow, I've always known.
[en route to attack the new Death Star]
Lando: [to Nien Nunb] Don't worry, my friend's down there. He'll have that shield down in time.
Lando: Or this'll be the shortest offensive of all time.
Luke: 3PO, tell them if they don't do as you wish, you'll become angry and use your magic.
C-3PO: But, Master Luke, what magic? I couldn't possibly...
Luke: Just tell them.
C-3PO: He says the scouts are going to show us the quickest way to the shield generator.
Han Solo: Good. How far is it? Ask him.
[3PO turns to ask, Han pulls him back]
Han Solo: We need some fresh supplies too.
[3PO turns again; Han pulls him back again]
Han Solo: Try and get our weapons back.
Han Solo: Hurry up, will ya? Haven't got all day!
[about to be cooked alive by the Ewoks]
Han Solo: I have a really bad feeling about this.
The Emperor: If you will not be turned, you will be destroyed!
[shoots Luke with Force lightning]
The Emperor: Young fool... Only now, at the end, do you understand...
The Emperor: Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side.
The Emperor: Now, you will pay the price for your lack of vision!
Han: [to Chewie about the Ewoks] Well, short help is better than no help at all.
The Emperor: I'm looking forward to completing your training. In time you will call me master.
Luke: You're gravely mistaken. You won't convert me as you did my father.
The Emperor: Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken, about a great many things.
Lando: Yes, I said closer! Move as close as you can, and engage those Star Destroyers at point blank range!
Admiral Ackbar: At that close range we won't last long against those Star Destroyers!
Lando: We'll last longer than we will against that Death Star! And we might just take a few of them with us!
The Emperor: Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.
Leia: It only takes one to sound the alarm.
Han: Then we'll do it real quiet-like.
Jabba the Hutt: You may have been a good smuggler, but now you're Bantha fodder.
C-3PO: Wonderful. We are now a part of the tribe.
[an Ewok hugs Han] Han: Just what I always wanted.
Leia: [Leia has been captured by Jabba] We have powerful friends. You're going to regret this.
Jabba the Hutt: [in Huttese] I'm sure.
[Jabba sticks out his tongue to lick Leia's face]
C-3PO: [to R2D2] If I told you half the things I've heard about this Jabba the Hutt, you'd probably short circuit.
Admiral Ackbar: The Shield is down! Commence attack on the Death star's main reactor.
Lando: We're on our way, Red group, Gold group, all fighters follow me. Ha ha ha, I told you they'd do it!
Stardestroyer Controller #1: Sir! We've lost our bridge deflector shield!
Admiral Piett: Intensify the forward batteries, I don't want anything to get through.
[A-Wing careenes towards Super Star Destroyer Bridge]
Admiral Piett: Intensify forward fire power!
Imperial Officer: Too late!
Moff Jerjerrod: Lord Vader, this is an unexpected pleasure. We are honored by your presence...
Darth Vader: You may dispense with the pleasantries, Commander. I'm here to put you back on schedule.
Moff Jerjerrod: I assure you, Lord Vader. My men are working as fast as they can.
Darth Vader: Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.
Lando: Split up and head back to the surface. And see if you can get a few of those TIE fighters to follow you.
[about the rebels attack plan] C-3PO: Exciting is hardly the word I would choose.
[Vader brings Luke before the Emperor and hands him Luke's weapon]
Darth Vader: His lightsaber.
The Emperor: [to Luke] Ah, yes. A Jedi's weapon, much like your father's. By now you must know that your father can never be turned from the Dark Side. So will it be with you.
C-3PO: What could possibly have come over Master Luke? Is it something I did? He never expressed any unhappiness with my work.
The Emperor: Rise my friend.
Darth Vader: The Death Star will be completed on schedule.
The Emperor: You've done well, Lord Vader. And now I sense you wish to continue your search for young Skywalker.
Darth Vader: Yes, my Master.
The Emperor: Patience, my friend. In time, he will seek you out, and when he does, you must bring him before me. He has grown strong. Only together can we turn him to the Dark Side of the Force.
Darth Vader: As you wish.
The Emperor: Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
Darth Vader: He will come to me?
The Emperor: I have foreseen it. His compassion for you will be his undoing. He will come to you and then you will bring him before me.
Darth Vader: As you wish.
C-3PO: I have decided that we shall stay here.
Admiral Piett: Shall I hold them?
Darth Vader: No. Leave them to me. I will deal with them myself.
Han: [disguised as an Imperial] It's over, Commander. The rebels have been routed and they're fleeing into the woods. We need reinforcements to continue the pursuit.
The Emperor: [to Luke] The alliance... will die. As will your friends. Good, I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!
The Emperor: Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Your friends, up there on the sanctuary moon, are walking into a trap, as is your Rebel fleet. It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops awaits them. Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.
Jabba the Hutt: Bring me Solo and the Wookiee. They will all suffer for this outrage.
Darth Vader: What is thy bidding, my master?
The Emperor: Send the fleet to the far side of Endor. There it will stay until called for.
Darth Vader: What of the reports of the rebel fleet massing near Sullust?
The Emperor: It is of no concern. Soon the Rebellion will be crushed and young Skywalker will be one of us. Your work here is finished, my friend. Go out to the command ship and await my orders.
Darth Vader: Yes, my master.
Han: 3PO. You tell that slimy piece of worm-ridden filth, he'll get no such pleasure from us.
[to Chewbacca] Han Solo: Right?
Admiral Piett: I have my orders from the Emperor himself. He has something special planned for them. We only need to keep them from escaping.
Jabba the Hutt: There will be no bargain, young Jedi. I shall enjoy watching you die.
[first lines] Shuttle captain: Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach; deactivate the security shield.
Mon Mothma: The Emperor's made a critical error, and the time for our attack has come.
C-3PO: Your Royal Highness.
Leia: But these are my friends. 3PO, tell them they must be set free.
[C-3PO speaks with the Ewoks, they listen and shake their heads negatively]
Han Solo: Somehow I got the feeling that didn't work very much.
Admiral Ackbar: You can see here, the Death Star orbiting the forest moon of Endor. Although, the weapon systems on this Death Star or not yet operational, the Death Star does have a strong defense mechanism. It is protected by an energy shield which is generated from the nearby forest moon of Endor.
[the projector shows the DeathStar and the yellow lights indicating the sheild]
Admiral Ackbar: The shield must be deactivated, if any attack is to be attempted.
[the projector enlarges the Death Star image]
Admiral Ackbar: Once the shield is down, our cruisers will create a perimeter, while our fighters fly into the superstructure and attempt to knock out the main reactor.