Daily Archives: May 25, 2013

‘Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi’ opens in U.S. 30 years ago today (1983)

Video: 'Return of the Jedi' trailer

(Wednesday, May 25, 1983) — After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, which opened today in the U.S.

Directed by Richard Marquand, the film starred Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Ian McDiarmid, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Frank Oz.