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Still shot from the movie: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

When the Empire attacks the Rebel base and scatters their forces, Han and Leia flee, while Luke seeks further Jedi training. But Darth Vader will stop at nothing to find them (especially young Skywalker) in this sci-fi action/adventure film that acts as a story bridge between the first Star Wars film, Episode IV: A New Hope, and Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 20 May 1980
Video Release: 11 Sep 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

When Luke offers to try to accomplish a task, the Jedi Master Yoda corrects his apprentice by saying: "Do, or do not…. there is no try." What do you think this counsel meant? Could you apply these words of wisdom in your life?

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When Luke offers to try to accomplish a task, the Jedi Master Yoda corrects his apprentice by saying: “Do, or do not…. there is no try.” What do you think this counsel meant? Could you apply these words of wisdom in your life?

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