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SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

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Robert Guenette
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Hamill ... Himself - Host / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Anderson ... Himself
Jon Berg ... Himself, animator
Ben Burtt ... Himself
Peter Diamond ... Himself
Richard Edlund ... Himself
Harrison Ellenshaw ... Himself
Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia Organa (archive footage)
Harrison Ford ... Han Solo (archive footage)
Stuart Freeborn ... Himself
Laurel Hughes Laurel Hughes ... Student Filmmaker
Brian Johnson ... Himself
Irvin Kershner ... Himself
Gary Kurtz ... Himself
Jessica Lange ... Dwan (archive footage)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1980 (USA) See more »

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The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX See more »

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Lucasfilm See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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That's Special Effects, folks...
29 September 2003 | by kingfratSee all my reviews

Classic cheesefest chronicles the making of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, hosted by Mark Hamill, no less. Focus is on the creation of the special effects, obviously, and we're shown 3rd rate efforts of grade schoolers to recreate such cinematic marvels in the classroom. Consequently, they all got F's. These pre-pubescent amateurs aren't worthy of the urine of Dennis Muren.


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