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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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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back is rated PG:

Director: George Lucas
Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer
Studio: 1980 Lucasfilm Ltd.

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If your family is looking for "out of this world" video entertainment, then try the "good versus evil" franchise that translated smoking guns and dueling swords into a universe of… 
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Why Is Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Rated PG?

Overall: B+

When the Empire attacks the Rebel base and scatters their forces, Han and Leia… 
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When Luke offers to try to accomplish a task, the Jedi Master Yoda corrects his… 
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