Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - full transcript

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.

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(FOX FANFARE)

(THEME MUSIC PLAYING)

(LOUD BOOM)

(DROID WHIRRING)

(BRAYING)

(BRAYING CONTINUES)

(RUMBLING)

(LOUD BOOM)

(BEEPING)

Echo Three, Echo Seven.

Han, old buddy.
Do you read me?



HAN: Loud and clear, kid.
What's up? (STATIC)

Well, I finished my circle. I
don't pick up any life readings.

HAN: There isn't enough life on this
ice cube to fill a space cruiser.

Sensors are placed.
I'm going back.

Right. I'll see you shortly.

There's a meteorite that
hit the ground near here.

I want to check it out.
It won't take long.

(BRAYING)

LUKE: Steady! Hey! Steady, girl!

Hey, what's the matter?
You smell something?

(GROWLING)

- (GROANS)
- (GROWLS)

(SCREECHES)

(BRAYING)



(CLAMORING)

(DROID BEEPING)

(BEEPS)

HAN: Chewie! Chewie!

Chewie!

(CHEWIE GRUNTS)

All right! Don't
lose your temper.

I'll come right back and give you a hand.

(CHEWIE GRUMBLES)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

Solo?

No sign of life out there, General.

The sensors are in place. You'll
know if anything comes around.

RIEEKAN: Commander
Skywalker reported in yet?

No. He's checking out a
meteorite that hit near him.

With all the meteor
activity in this system...

it's going to be difficult
to spot approaching ships.

General, I gotta leave.
I can't stay anymore.

RIEEKAN: I'm sorry to hear that.

Well, there's a price on my head.

If I don't pay off Jabba
the Hutt, I'm a dead man.

A death mark's not an
easy thing to live with.

You're a good fighter, Solo.
I hate to lose you.

Thank you, General.

Well, Your Highness.
Guess this is it.

That's right.

Well, don't get all mushy on me.
So long, Princess.

LEIA: Han!

HAN: Yes, Your Highnessness?

I thought you had decided to stay.

Well, the bounty hunter we ran into

in Ord Mantell changed my mind.

Han, we need you!

- We need?
- Yes.

- Well, what about you need?
- I need.

I don't know what you're talking about.

(CLICKS TONGUE)
You probably don't.

And what precisely am I supposed to know?

HAN: Come on!

You want me to stay because
of the way you feel about me.

Yes! You're a great help to us.
You're a natural leader.

No! That's not it!

Come on.

- Ah-ha! Come on!
- You're imagining things.

Am I? Then why are
you following me?

Afraid I was gonna leave without
giving you a good-bye kiss?

- I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee!
- I can arrange that!

HAN: You could use a good kiss!

- C-3PO: Don't try to pay me.
- (R2-D2 BEEPS)

I didn't ask you to turn
on the thermal heater.

I merely commented that it was
freezing in the princess's chamber.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

But it's suppose to be freezing.

How will we dry out her clothes?

- I really don't know. Oh, switch off!
- (R2-D2 BEEPING CONTINUES)

Why did you take this apart now?

I'm trying to get us out of
here, and you pull both...

- Excuse me, sir.
- Put them back together right now!

- Might I have a word with you, please?
- What do you want?

Well, it's Princess Leia, sir. She's
been trying to get you on the commun...

I turned it off. I don't
want to talk to her.

Oh. Well, Princess Leia is
wondering about Master Luke.

He hasn't come back yet. She
doesn't know where he is.

- I don't know where he is.
- Nobody knows where he is.

What do you mean, nobody knows?

- Well, uh, you see...
- Deck Officer!

- HAN: Deck Officer!
- Excuse me, sir.

- Might I...
- MAN: Yes, sir?

Do you know where Commander Skywalker is?

I haven't seen him.

It's possible he came
through the south entrance.

It's possible? Why don't you go find out?
It's getting dark out there.

Yes, sir.

C-3PO: Excuse me, sir. Might
I inquire what's going on?

- Why not?
- Impossible man.

Come along, R2, let's find Princess Leia.

Between ourselves, I think Master
Luke is in considerable danger.

(BRAYING)

Sir, Commander Skywalker hasn't
come in the south entrance.

- He might have forgotten to check in.
- Not likely.

- Are the speeders ready?
- Uh, not yet.

We're having trouble
adapting them to the cold.

We'll have to go out on tauntauns.

Sir, the temperature's
dropping too rapidly.

That's right, and my friend's out in it.

(BRAYING)

Your tauntaun will freeze before
you reach the first marker.

Then I'll see you in hell! Hyah!

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYING)

(ROARING)

(GRUMBLING)

(GRUNTS)

(PANTING)

(GRUMBLING CONTINUES)

(ROARING)

(GRUNTING)

(GRUMBLES)

(LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)

(LUKE GRUNTS)

- (GROWLS)
- (GRUNTS)

(SHRIEKING)

(LIGHTSABER DEACTIVATES)

(WIND WHISTLING)

(GRUNTS, GROANS)

(WHISTLING CONTINUES)

(BRAYING)

(BEEPING)

(WHISTLES, CHIRPING)

C-3PO: You must
come along now, R2.

There's really nothing more we can do.

- And my joints are freezing up.
- (BEEPS, CHIRPING)

Don't say things like that!

Of course we'll see Master Luke again.

And he'll be quite all right.
You'll see.

Stupid little short circuit.

He'll be quite all right.

(BEEPING)

(PANTING)

(GROANS)

(WIND WHISTLING)

(LUKE GROANS)

(BRAYING)

(BRAYING)

(BRAYING CONTINUES)

(BEEPS)

Sir, all the patrols are in.

Still no.

MAN: Still no contact from
Skywalker and Solo.

C-3PO: Mistress Leia.

R2 says he's been quite unable
to pick up any signals.

Although he does admit that his own range

is far too weak to abandon all hope.

Your Highness, there's nothing
more we can do tonight.

The shield doors must be closed.

- Close the doors.
- Yes, sir.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

R2 says the chances of

survival are 725 to 1.

(DOOR WHIRRING)

- (WHIMPERS)
- (BEEPS)

- (DOOR CLOSES)
- (CHEWIE EXCLAIMS)

Actually, R2 has been
known to make mistakes...

from time to time.

Oh, dear. Oh, dear.

(CHIRPS)

(BEEPING)

Don't worry about Master Luke.
I'm sure he'll be all right.

He's quite clever, you
know, for a human being.

(CHEWIE WHIMPERS)

(WIND WHISTLING)

OBI-WAN: Luke.

Luke.

Ben?

You will go to the Dagobah system.

Dagobah system?

There you will learn from Yoda...

the Jedi master who instructed me.

Ben!

- Ben?
- (BRAYING)

HAN: Luke! Luke!

(WIND WHISTLING)

Don't do this, Luke.

Come on, give me a sign here.

(BRAYING CONTINUES)

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYING)

HAN: Not much time.

LUKE: (GROANING) Ben! Ben!

- (LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)
- Ahh.

Ahh.

- Hang on, kid.
- (LIGHTSABER HUMMING)

Dagobah system.

- Whew!
- Dagobah.

This may smell bad, kid...

- Yoda.
- (PANTING)

but it'll keep you warm...

till I get the shelter up.

(LUKE GROANING)
Ben! Dagobah!

Ah!

Ah! I thought they
smelled bad...

on the outside! Ahh!

- (WIND WHISTLING)
- Ahh.

(HAN PANTING)

(SNOWSPEEDER ROARING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Echo Base.

I've got something.

Not much. But, it could
be a life-form.

(ROARING CONTINUES)

ROGUE 2: Commander
Skywalker, do you copy?

This is Rogue 2.

This is Rogue 2.

Captain Solo!

Do you copy?

Commander Skywalker, do you copy?

This is Rogue 2.

HAN: Good morning. Nice
of you guys to drop by.

Echo Base, This is Rogue 2.

I've found them. Repeat,
I've found them.

C-3PO: Master Luke, sir, it's so good
to see you fully functional again.

- (R2-D2 BEEPING)
- LUKE: Thanks, 3PO.

R2 expresses his relief also.

- HAN: How you feeling, kid?
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

You don't look so bad to me.

You look strong enough to
pull the ears off a gundark.

Thanks to you.

- That's two you owe me, junior.
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

Well, Your Worship,
looks like you managed

to keep me around for a
little while longer.

I had nothing to do with it.

General Rieekan thinks it's dangerous
for any ships to leave the system

until we've activated
the energy field.

That's a good story. I
think you just can't bear

to let a gorgeous guy like
me out of your sight.

I don't know where you get
your delusions, laser brain.

(CHEWIE LAUGHS)

Laugh it up, Fussball.

But you didn't see us alone
in the south passage.

She expressed her
true feelings for me.

My...

LEIA: Why, you stuck-up, half-witted,
scruffy-looking nerf herder!

Who's scruffy-looking?

(R2-D2 WHISTLES, CHIRPS)

I must have hit pretty close to the mark to
get her all riled up like that, huh, kid?

Well, I guess you don't know
everything about women yet.

(CHEWIE GRUMBLES)

Headquarters personnel,
report to command center.

(GROWLING)

Headquarters personnel,
report to command center.

Take it easy.

- Excuse us, please.
- (R2-D2 BEEPING)

Princess, we have a visitor.

Picked up something outside the
base's Zone 12 moving east.

It's metal.

Then it couldn't be
one of those creatures.

Could be a speeder, one of ours.

No.

Wait. There's something
very weak coming through.

(RADIO STATIC)

C-3PO: Sir, I'm fluent in six
million forms of communication.

This signal is not used by the Alliance.
It could be an imperial code.

It isn't friendly, whatever it is.
Come on, Chewie, let's check it out.

Send Rogues 10 and
11 to Station 38.

(DROID BEEPING)

(CHEWIE ROARS)

(ALARM BLARES)

(CHEWIE GRUNTS)

- I'm afraid there's not much left.
- What was it?

Droid of some kind. I didn't hit it
that hard. Must've had a self-destruct.

An imperial probe droid.

HAN: It's a good bet the
Empire knows we're here.

We'd better start
the evacuation.

(DARTH VADER THEME PLAYING)

(ION ENGINES ROARS)

(DARTH VADER BREATHING)

- MAN: Admiral?
- Yes, Captain.

I think we've got
something, sir.

PIETT: The report is only a fragment
from a probe droid in the Hoth system,

but it's the best
lead we've had.

We have thousands of probe
droids searching the galaxy.

I want proof, not leads.

The visuals indicate
life readings.

It could mean anything.

- If we followed up every lead...
- PIETT: But, sir.

The Hoth system is supposed
to be devoid of humans.

- VADER: You found something?
- Yes, my lord.

(RADIO STATIC)

That's it. The rebels are there.

My lord, there are so many
uncharted settlements.

- It could be smugglers...
- That is the system.

And I'm sure Skywalker is with them.

Set your course for
the Hoth system.

General Veers, prepare your men.

Admiral?

Groups 7 and 10 will stay
behind to fly the speeders.

As soon as each
transport is loaded...

evacuation control will give
clearance for immediate launch.

Right, sir.

HAN: All right! That's it.
Try it.

(SIZZLING)

- Oh! Turn it off! Turn it off!
- (CHEWIE EXCLAIMING)

- (ALARM BLARING)
- Turn it off!

Sir, it will take quite a
while to evacuate the T-47s.

Well, forget the
heavy equipment.

There's plenty of time to get the
smaller modules on the transports.

- Take care, sir.
- Thanks.

Chewie, take care
of yourself, Okay?

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

(GRUNTS)
Okay! Okay!

- HAN: Hi, kid.
- (BEEPING)

There's got to be a reason for it.
Check it at the other end.

- Wait a second.
- (BEEPING)

- You all right?
- Yeah.

- Be careful.
- You too.

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

General, there's a fleet of Stardestroyers
coming out of hyperspace in Sector 4.

Reroute all power to
the energy shield.

We gotta hold them till
all transports are away.

Prepare for gun assault.

(ION ENGINES ROARING)

What is it, General?

My lord, the fleet has
moved out of light speed.

ComScan has detected an
energy field protecting

an area of the sixth
planet of the Hoth system.

The field is strong enough
to deflect any bombardment.

The rebels are alerted
to our presence.

Admiral Ozzel came out of light
speed too close to the system.

- He... He felt surprise was wiser.
- He is as clumsy as he is stupid.

General, prepare your troops
for a surface attack.

Yes, my lord.

Lord Vader, The fleet has moved out of
light speed, and we're preparing to...

(GROANS, CHOKING)

You have failed me for
the last time, Admiral.

- Captain Piett.
- PIETT: Yes, my lord?

Make ready to land our troops
beyond their energy field...

and deploy the fleet so that
nothing gets off the system.

- (GROANING)
- You are in command now, Admiral Piett.

Thank you, Lord Vader.

LEIA: All troop carriers will
assemble at the north entrance.

The heavy transport ships will
leave as soon as they're loaded.

Only two fighter
escorts per ship.

The energy shield can only
be opened for a short time,

so you'll have to stay very
close to your transports.

Two fighters against
a Stardestroyer?

The ion cannon will
fire several shots

to make sure that any enemy ships
will be out of your flight path.

When you've gotten past
the energy shield,

proceed directly to
the rendezvous point.

- Understood?
- ALL: Yeah.

- Good luck.
- Okay, Everybody to your stations.

- Let's go!
- Right.

Their primary target will
be the power generators.

Prepare to open shield.

Sir, rebel ships are
coming into our sector.

Good. Our first
catch of the day.

Stand by, ion control.

Fire!

(ION CANNON FIRES)

- MAN: (ON PA) The first transport is away.
- (ALL CHEERING)

The first transport is away.

DAK: Feeling all right, sir?

Just like new, Dak.
How about you?

Right now I feel I could take
on the whole Empire myself.

I know what you mean.

(WEAPONS COCKING)

(AT-AT WALKING)

Echo Station Three-T-Eight.

MAN: We've spotted
imperial walkers.

MAN 2: Imperial walkers
on the north ridge.

(BEEPS, WHISTLING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

LUKE: Echo Station
5-7, We're on our way.

All right, boys. Keep tight now.

DAK: Luke, I have no approach vector.
I'm not set.

Steady, Dak!

Attack pattern delta. Go now!

All right, I'm coming in.

Hobbie, you still with me?

That armor's too
strong for blasters!

Rogue Group, use your
harpoons and tow cables.

LUKE: Go for the legs. It might be our
only chance of stopping them.

All right, stand by, Dak.

Oh, Luke, we've got a
malfunction in fire control.

I'll have to cut
in the auxiliary.

Just hang on!

Hang on, Dak! Get ready
to fire that tow cable.

(SCREAMS)

Dak! Dak!

(SCREAMS)

Yes, Lord Vader?

I've reached the main
power generators.

The shield will be down in moments.
You may start your landing.

- Rogue 3!
- WEDGE: Copy, Rogue Leader.

LUKE: Wedge, I've lost my gunner.
You'll have to make this shot.

I'll cover for you.

Set your harpoon. Follow
me on the next pass.

WEDGE: Coming around,
Rogue Leader.

Steady, Rogue 2.

Activate harpoon!

(HARPOON ACTIVATES)

Good shot, Jansen!

- One more pass.
- JANSEN: Coming around, Wedge!

Cable out. Let her go!

Detach cable!

Cable detached!

Come on!

(CRUMPLING EXPLOSIONS)

- Hah! That got him!
- I see it, Wedge. Good work.

I don't think we can protect
two transports at a time.

It's risky, but we can't
hold out much longer.

We have no choice.

- Lauch patrol.
- Evacuate remaining ground staff.

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

HAN: No, no, no!

This one goes there!
That one goes there, right?

R2, you take good care of
Master Luke now, understand?

(R2-D2 CHIRPING)

And do take good
care of yourself.

(BEEPING)

- (CHIRPING)
- Oh, dear. Oh, dear.

All troops will debark
for ground assault.

Prepare to target
the main generator.

- Rogue 2, are you all right?
- ROGUE 2: Yeah.

I'm with you,
Rogue Leader.

Well, set harpoon.
I'll cover for you.

- Coming around.
- Watch that crossfire, boys.

Set for position 3.

- Steady.
- LUKE: Stay tight and low.

- This is it!
- (SCREAMING)

Hobbie!

I've been hit!

(RUMBLING)

(THUDS)

(CLAMORING)

- HAN: You all right?
- Why are you still here?

Heard the command center
had been hit.

You've got your
clearance to leave.

Don't worry. I'll leave.

First I'm gonna get
you to your ship.

Your Highness, we must take this
last transport. It's our only hope.

Send all troops in Sector 12 to the
south slope to protect the fighters.

- (LOUD BOOM)
- (C-3PO SCREAMING)

Imperial troops have
entered the base.

Imperial troops
have entered...(STATIC)

Come on. That's it.

Give the evacuation code signal.

And get your transports!

Whoa! Wait for me!

(MEN SHOUTING)

(LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)

(LIGHTSABER DEACTIVATES)

(CRUMPLING EXPLOSIONS)

(LOUD BOOM)

- Distance to power generators?
- 17.28.

(EXPLODES)

Target. Maximum firepower.

- (LOUD BOOM)
- (LEIA SCREAMING)

Transport, this is Solo.

Better take off. I can't get to you.
I'll get her out on the Falcon.

- Come on.
- (LEIA GRUNTS)

C-3PO: (STAMMERS)
Where are you going? Come back!

(LOUD BOOMING)

(DARTH VADER THEME PLAYING)

C-3PO: Hey, wait for me!
Wait! Stop!

- How typical.
- HAN: Come on!

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

HAN: Hurry up, goldenrod! You're
gonna be a permanent resident!

C-3PO: Wait! Wait!

(ENGINE STALLING)

- (STEAM HISSES)
- (CHEWIE GROANS)

- How's this?
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

Would it help if I
got out and pushed?

- Captain Solo! Captain Solo!
- It might!

(GROWLING)

Sir, might I suggest that you...

It can wait.

(ENGINE STARTS)

This bucket of bolts is never
gonna get us past that blockade.

This baby's got a few surprises
left in her, sweetheart.

- Come on, come on!
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

Switch over. Let's hope
we don't have a burnout.

See?

Someday you're gonna be wrong,
and I just hope I'm there to see it.

- Punch it!
- (GRUNTS)

- R2!
- (WHISTLES, BEEPING)

LUKE: Get her ready for takeoff.

MAN: Good luck, Luke. See
you at the rendezvous.

(CHIRPING, BEEPING)

Don't worry, R2.
We're going. We're going.

(R2-D2 BEEPS)

LUKE: There's nothing wrong, R2.

- I'm just setting a new course.
- (WHISTLES, CHIRPS)

We're not gonna regroup
with the others.

We're going to the
Dagobah system.

(WHISTLES, BEEPS)

- LUKE: Yes, R2.
- (R2-D2 BEEPING CONTINUES)

That's all right. I'd like to keep
it on manual control for a while.

(WHISTLES)

(CHEWIE GROWLING)

- I saw 'em! I saw 'em!
- Saw what?

HAN: Stardestroyers, two of
'em coming right at us.

- Sir! Sir! May I suggest-
- Shut him up or shut him down!

- (CHEWIE ROARS)
- Check the deflector shield.

HAN: Great. Well, we can
still outmaneuver them.

Take evasive action!

(ALARM SOUNDING)

Prepare to make the
jump to light speed.

But, sir!

- LEIA: They're getting closer.
- (CHEWIE GRUNTS)

Oh, yeah. Watch this.

(ENGINE STALLING)

Watch what?

I think we're in trouble.

If I may say so, sir...

I noticed earlier the hyperdrive
motivator has been damaged.

- It's impossible to go to lightspeed.
- (GROWLS)

We're in trouble!

- Horizontal boosters!
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

Alluvial dampers.

- (ROARING)
- HAN: Ow!

That's not it! Bring
me the hydrospanner!

(ROARING CONTINUES)

I don't know how we're
gonna get out of this one.

- (METAL CLANKING)
- HAN: Oww! Chewie!

- (LOUD THUDS)
- (CHEWIE GROWLING)

That wasn't a laser blast.
Something hit us.

Han, get up here!

- Come on, Chewie!
- (CHEWIE GRUNTS)

LEIA: Asteroids!

Oh, no.

Chewie, set two-seven-one.

What are you doing?

LEIA: You're not actually
going into an asteroid field?

They'd be crazy to follow
us, wouldn't they?

You don't have to do
this to impress me.

Sir, the possibility of successfully
navigating an asteroid field

- is approximately 3,720 to 1.
- Never tell me the odds!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

- (CHEWIE GRUNTS)
- (C-3PO YELPS)

Look out!

(SCREAMING)

You said you wanted to be
around when I made a mistake.

- This could be it, sweetheart.
- I take it back.

We're going to get pulverized if
we stay out here much longer.

- Ain't gonna argue with that.
- Pulverized?

I'm going in closer to
one of the big ones.

BOTH: Closer?!

(GROWLS)

(LASER FIRING)

Oh, this is suicide!
There's nowhere to go.

There. That looks pretty good.

- LEIA: What looks pretty good?
- HAN: Yeah, that'll do nicely.

C-3PO: Excuse me, ma'am,
but where are we going?

- I hope you know what you're doing.
- Yeah, me too.

- (WHISTLES)
- Yep, that's it. Dagobah.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

No, I'm not gonna change
my mind about this.

LUKE: I'm not picking up
any cities or technology.

Massive life-form
readings, though.

(SIGHS) There's something
alive down there.

(BEEPING)

Yes. I'm sure it's
perfectly safe for droids.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

I know! I know!

All the scopes are dead.
I can't see a thing.

Just hang on! I'm gonna
start the landing cycle.

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

(R2-D2 CHIRPING)

(BATS SQUAWKING)

(CHIRPING CONTINUES)

(WHISTLING)

(BEEPING)

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

(CHIRPS, BEEPS)

No, R2, you stay put.
I'll have a look around.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

(WATER SPLASHES)

R2?

R2!

Where are you?

R2!

(WHISTLES, BEEPING)

(SIGHS)

You be more careful.

R2, that way.

(WATER SPLASHES)

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYS)

R2!

(SCREAMING, BEEPING)

(R2-D2 BEEPS)

LUKE: Oh, no.

Are you all right?

Come on. (GRUNTING)

You're lucky to get out of here.
(GRUNTS)

Anything broken?

(BEEPS)

If you're saying coming
here was a bad idea,

I'm beginning to agree with you.

- (BEEPING)
- R2, What are we doing here?

It's like...(SIGHS)

something out of a dream or...
I don't know.

Maybe I'm just going crazy.

(BEEPS, LAUGHING)

(DARTH VADER THEME PLAYING)

- (SOFT THUD)
- (STEAM HISSES)

(VADER BREATHING)

Yes, Admiral?

PIETT: Our ships have sighted
the Millennium Falcon, lord,

but it has entered an asteroid
field, and we cannot risk...

Asteroids do not
concern me, Admiral.

I want that ship, not excuses.

Yes, lord.

I'm gonna shut down everything
but the emergency power systems.

Sir, I'm almost afraid
to ask, but does

that include shutting
me down, too?

No. I need you to
talk to the Falcon.

Find out what's wrong
with the hyperdrive.

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

Sir, it's quite possible this

asteroid is not entirely stable.

Not entirely stable? I'm glad you're
here to tell us these things.

Chewie, take the professor in the back
and plug him into the hyperdrive.

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

C-3PO: Sometimes I just don't
understand human behavior.

After all, I'm only
trying to do my job.

(LOUD CRASHING)

- Let go.
- (SHUSHES)

- Let go, please.
- Don't get excited.

Captain, being held by you isn't

quite enough to get me excited.

Sorry, sweetheart. I haven't
got time for anything else.

(DOOR OPENS THEN CLOSES)

(CHITTERING)

(LUKE GRUNTING)

- LUKE: Ready for some power? Okay.
- (R2-D2 BEEPS)

- Let's see now.
- (BEEPS)

Put that in there.

- There you go.
- (BEEPS)

(SIGHS)

Now all I gotta do
is find this Yoda...

if he even exists.

- (BEEPING)
- (GRUNTS, EXHALES)

(SIGHS) It's really a strange
place to find a Jedi master.

(WHISTLES)

- This place gives me the creeps.
- (R2-D2 CHIRPS)

But still...

there's something familiar
about this place.

(WHISTLES, BEEPING)

I don't know.

- I feel like...
- YODA: Feel like what?

- (BEEPING)
- (YODA YELLS)

Like we're being watched!

YODA: Away put your weapon!
I mean you no harm!

I am wondering,
why are you here?

I'm looking for someone.

Looking? Found someone you
have, I would say, hmmm?

- (LAUGHING)
- Right.

Help you I can. Yes, mmmm.

I don't think so.

- I'm looking for great warrior.
- Oh! (LAUGHS)

Great warrior.

(LAUGHING)

Wars not make one great.

(GRUNTS)

(PANTING)

Aah!

LUKE: Put that down! Now we...
Hey! That's my dinner!

- (R2-D2 BEEPING)
- (YODA SPITING)

How you get so big eating
food of this kind?

LUKE: Listen, friend, we didn't
mean to land in that puddle.

And if we could get our ship out, we would.
But we can't, so why...

Cannot get your ship out. (GIGGLES)

- Hey! Get out of there!
- Ah!

No! Oh!

Hey, you could have broken this.

Don't do that.

Aah!

(LAUGHING)

(BEEPING)

(GROANING)

You're making a mess.

(SIGHS) Mmm.

- (LAUGHS)
- Hey, give me that!

Mine, or I will help you not.

I don't want your help.
I want my lamp back.

I'm gonna need it to get
out of this slimy mudhole.

Mudhole?! Slimy?

My home this is...

Whoa. Mmm!

(GRUNTS)

LUKE: R2, let him have it.

- Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!
- LUKE: R2!

Now, will you move along, little fellow?
We've got a lot of work to do.

No! No, no!

Stay and help you I will...
find your friend.

I'm not looking for a friend.
I'm looking for a Jedi master.

Oh.

Jedi Master?

Yoda. You seek Yoda!

- You know him?
- Hmm.

Take you to him I will.

(LAUGHS)

Yes, yes. But now...

we must eat. Come.

(LAUGHS) Good food. Come.

(LAUGHING)

YODA: Come! Come!

- R2?
- (BEEPS)

Stay and watch
after the camp.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

C-3PO: Oh! Where is
R2 when I need him?

Sir, I don't know where your
ship learned to communicate,

but it has the most
peculiar dialect.

I believe, sir, it says
that the power coupling

on the negative axis
has been polarized.

- I'm afraid you'll have to replace it.
- (BEEPS)

Well, of course I'll
have to replace it.

HAN: Here! And Chewie...

(CHEWIE GRUNTS)

I think we'd better replace
the negative power coupling.

(CRACKLING)

Hey, Your Worship, I'm
only trying to help.

Would you please stop
calling me that?

Sure, Leia.

(SIGHS) You make it so
difficult sometimes.

I do. I really do.

You could be a little
nicer, though.

Come on, admit it. Sometimes
you think I'm all right.

Occasionally... maybe... when you
aren't acting like a scoundrel.

Scoundrel? Scoundrel?

I like the sound of that.

- Stop that.
- Stop what?

Stop that. My hands are dirty.

My hands are dirty too.
What are you afraid of?

- Afraid?
- Your trembling.

I'm not trembling.

You like me because
I'm a scoundrel.

There aren't enough
scoundrels in your life.

I happen to like nice men.

- I'm a nice man.
- No, your not.

C-3PO: Sir, sir! I've isolated
the reverse power flux coupling.

HAN: Thank you.

- Thank you very much.
- Oh, you're perfectly welcome, sir.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

And that Lord Vader was the last time
they appeared in any of our scopes.

Considering the amount of
damage we've sustained,

they must have been destroyed.

VADER: No, Captain. They're alive.

I want every ship available to sweep
the asteroid field until they are found.

PIETT: Lord Vader.

Yes, Admiral? What is it?

The emperor commands you
to make contact with him.

Move the ship out of
the asteroid field...

so that we can send a
clear transmission.

Yes, my lord.

VADER: What is thy
bidding, my master?

EMPEROR: There is a great
disturbance in the Force.

VADER: I have felt it.

We have a new enemy,

the young rebel who
destroyed the Death Star.

I have no doubt this boy...

is the offspring of
Anakin Skywalker.

How is that possible?

Search your feelings,
Lord Vader.

You will know it to be true.

- He could destory us.
- He's just a boy.

Obi-Wan can no longer help him.

The Force is strong with him.

The son of Skywalker
must not become a Jedi.

If he could be turned, he
would become a powerful ally.

Yes!

He would be a great asset.

Can it be done?

He will join us or die, master.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(R2-D2 WHIMPERS)

(BEEPS, WHISTLES)

(YODA CHUCKLES)

Look, I'm sure is delicious. I just don't
understand why we can't see Yoda now.

Patience! For the Jedi, it
is time to eat as well.

Eat! (LAUGHS) Eat!

Hot!

YODA: Good food!
Mmm, good, hmm?

How far away is Yoda? Will it
take us long to get there?

Not far. Yoda not far.

Patience. Soon you
will be with him.

Root leaf. (LAUGHS) I cook.

Why wish you become Jedi? Hmm?

Mostly because of
my father, I guess.

Ah, father.

Powerful Jedi was he.

(LAUGHS) Mmm.

- Powerful Jedi.
- LUKE: Oh, come on.

How could you know my father?
You don't even know who I am.

I don't even know what I'm doing here!
We're wasting our time!

(BOTH SIGH)

I cannot teach him.

- The boy has no patience.
- OBI-WAN: He will learn patience.

Hmm.

Much anger in him...

like his father.

OBI-WAN: Was I any different
when you taught me?

No.

- He is not ready.
- Yoda.

I am ready!

Ben, I can be a Jedi!

Ben, tell him! I'm ready.

Ready, are you?
What know you ready?

For eight hundred years
have I trained Jedi.

My own counsel will I keep
on who is to be trained.

YODA: A Jedi must have the
deepest commitment, hmm?

The most serious mind.

This one a long time
have I watched.

All his life has
he looked away...

to the future, to the horizon.

Never his mind on
where he was, hmm?

What he was doing.

Hmm.

Adventure. Ha.
Excitement. Ha.

A Jedi craves not these things.

You are reckless!

OBI-WAN: So was I,
if you remember.

He is too old.

Yes, too old to
begin the training.

But I've learned so much.

(SIGHS)

Will he finish what he begins?

I won't fail you.

I'm not afraid.

Ahh...

You will be.

You will be.

(RUMBLING)

(SQUEALS)

(SCREAMING)

Sir, if I may venture
an opinion...

I'm not really interested
in your opinion, 3...

Something out there.

- Where?
- Outside the cave.

(THUDDING)

There it is. Listen, listen.

- I'm going out there.
- Are you crazy?

I just got this
bucket back together.

I'm not going to let
something tear it apart.

Oh, then I'm going with you.

(CHEWIE ROARING)

I think it might be better if I
stay behind and guard the ship.

Oh, no.

- LEIA: This ground sure feels strange.
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

Doesn't feel like rock.

Huh.

HAN: There's an awful lot
of moisture in here.

I don't know.

I have a bad feeling about this.

Yeah.

Watch out!

- It's all right! It's all right!
- (CHEWIE GRUMBLES)

Yeah, that's what I
thought... mynock.

Chewie, check the rest of the ship and
make sure there are no more attached,

chewing on the power cables.

Mynocks.

Go on inside. We'll clean them
off if there are any more.

(LEIA SCREAMING)

- Han!
- (CHEWIE GROWLING)

(SCREAMING) Go away! Go away!

Beastly thing! Shoo! Shoo!

(SCREAMING CONTINUES)

Wait a minute.

- (BLASTER FIRES)
- (LOUD RUMBLING)

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYING)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

Let's get out of here!

The Empire is still out there!
I don't think...

No time to discuss
this in committee!

(GROANS) I am
not a committee!

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

You can't make the jump to light
speed in this asteroid field.

Sit down, sweetheart!
We're taking off!

- Look!
- I see it! I see it!

- C-3PO: We're doomed!
- LEIA: The cave is collapsing.

- This is no cave!
- What?

(GROWLING)

(SQUAWKING)

(SQUAWKING CONTINUES)

YODA: Yes, run!

Yes! A Jedi's strength
flows from the Force.

But beware of the dark side.

YODA: Anger, fear, aggression...

The dark side of the
Force are they,

easily they flow, quick
to join you in a fight.

If once you start
down the dark path,

forever will it
dominate your destiny.

Consume you it will, as it
did Obi-Wan's apprentice.

Vader.

- Is the dark side stronger?
- No.

No. No.

Quicker, easier, more seductive.

How do I know the good
side from the bad?

You will know when you are calm,

at peace,

passive.

Hmm, A Jedi uses the Force
for knowledge and defense,

never for attack.

- But tell me why I can't...
- No, no. There is no why.

- (SIGHS)
- Nothing more will I teach you today.

Clear your mind of questions.

(R2-D2 BEEPING SOFTLY)

There's something not right.

I feel cold...

- LUKE: death.
- That place...

is strong with the dark
side of the Force.

A domain of evil it is.

In you must go.

What's in there?

Only what you take with you.

Your weapons, you
will not need them.

(SQUISHES)

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

(CHIRPING, BEEPING)

(SQUAWKING)

(SCREECHES)

(FOOTSTEPS)

(VADER BREATHING)

(LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)

(LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)

(LIGHTSABER CRACKLES)

(R2-D2 BEEPS SOFTLY)

Hmm.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

PIETT: Bounty hunters.

- We don't need their scum.
- Yes, sir.

Those rebels won't escape us.

(SPEAKING ALIEN DIALECT)

Sir, we have a priority signal
from the Stardestroyer A venger.

Right.

VADER: There will be a
substantial reward for the...

one who finds the
Millennium Falcon.

You are free to use any
methods necessary,

but I want them alive.

No disintegrations.

- BOBA: As you wish.
- PIETT: Lord Vader.

My lord, we have them.

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYING)

C-3PO: Oh, thank goodness we're
coming out of the asteroid field.

HAN: Let's get out of here.
Ready for lightspeed?

One, two...

- three!
- (ENGINE STALLS)

(CHEWIE GROWLS SOFTLY)

- It's not fair.
- (CHEWIE ROARING)

HAN: Transfer circuits aren't working.
It's not my fault!

- No lightspeed?
- It's not my fault.

C-3PO: Sir, we've just lost the
main rear deflector shield.

One more direct hit on the back
quarter and we're done for.

- Turn her around! I said turn her around!
- (CHEWIE GROWLS LOUDLY)

I'm going to put all power
in the front shield.

You're going to attack them?

Sir, the odds of surviving a
direct assault on an imperial...

- Shut up!
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

NEEDA: We're moving
to attack position.

Shields up.

Track them. They may come
around for another pass.

MAN: Captain Needa, the ship no
longer appears on our scopes.

They can't have disappeared.

No ship that small has
a cloaking device.

Well, there's no
trace of them, sir.

Captain, Lord Vader demands
an update on the pursuit.

Get a shuttle ready.

I shall assume full
responsibility for losing them...

and apologize to Lord Vader.

Meanwhile, continue
to scan the area.

Yes, Captain Needa.

YODA: Use the force. Yes.

(WHISTLES, BEEPING)

Now, the stone...

Feel it.

(CHIRPING, BEEPING)

- Concentrate!
- (GRUNTS)

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

(YODA GROANS)

(R2-D2 WHISTLING)

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

LUKE: Oh, no. We'll
never get it out now.

So certain are you.

(SIGHS) Always with you
it cannot be done.

Hear you nothing that I say?

Master, moving stones around is one thing.
This is totally different.

No! No different.

Only different in your mind.

You must unlearn what
you have learned.

- All right, I give it a try.
- No! Try not.

Do.

Or do not.

There is no try.

(SIGHS)

(WATER SLOSHING)

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

(R2-D2 WHIMPERS)

(R2-D2 MOANS SOFTLY)

(SIGHS)

I can't.

It's too big.

Size matters not.

Look at me. Judge me
by my size, do you?

Hmm? Hmm.

And well you should not,

for my ally is the Force.

And a powerful ally it is.

Life create it...

makes it grow.

It's energy surrounds us...

and binds us.

Luminous beings are we,

not this crude matter.

You must feel the
Force around you...

Here, between you, me,

the tree,

the rock,

everywhere!

Yes!

Even between the land...

and the ship.

LUKE: You want the impossible.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

(WHISTLES)

(WATER RUNNING)

(BEEPING)

Hmm.

(R2-D2 BEEPS)

(WHISTLES)

I don't...

I don't believe it.

That is why you fail.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(CHOKING)

(VADER BREATHING)

VADER: Apology accepted,
Captain Needa.

Lord Vader, our ships have completed their
scan of the area and found nothing.

If the Millennium Falcon
went into light speed

it'll be on the other side
of the galaxy by now.

Alert all commands.

Calculate every
possible destination...

along their last
known trajectory.

Yes, my lord.
We'll find them.

Don't fail me again...

Admiral.

Alert all commands.

Deploy the fleet.

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYING)

C-3PO: Captain Solo, this
time you've gone too far.

(CHEWIE ROARS)

No! I will not be quiet, Chewbacca.
Why doesn't anyone listen to me?

- The fleet's beginning to break up.
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

Go back and stand by the manual
release for the landing claw.

(CHEWIE MURMURS)

I really don't see how
that's going to help.

Surrender is a perfectly acceptable
alternative in extreme circumstances.

The Empire may be
gracious enough.

HAN: Thank you.

Which every mind for
your next move?

If they follow standard
imperial procedure,

they'll dump their garbage
before they go to light speed,

and then we just float away.

With the rest of the garbage.
Then what?

Then we got to find a safe port
somewhere around here.

- Any ideas?
- And where are we?

The Anoat system.

The Anoat system.
There's not much there.

No. Whoa, wait.

This is intresting. Lando.

Lando system.

Lando's not a system, he's a man.
Lando Calrissian.

He's a cardplayer, gambler, scoundrel.
You'd like him?

- Thanks.
- Bespin is pretty far.

But I think we can make it.

A mining colony?

Yeah, a tibanna gas mine.

Lando conned somebody out of it.

We go back a long
way, Lando and me.

- Do you trust him?
- No!

But he's got no love for the
Empire, I can tell you that.

- (DULL HUMMING)
- Here we go, Chewie. Stand by.

Detach!

You do have your moments.

Not many of them.
But you do have them.

(THRUSTERS FIRING)

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

YODA: Concentrate.

Feel the force flow.

Yes.

(BEEPS, WHISTLES)

YODA: Good.

Calm. Yes.

Through the Force,
things you will see.

Other places.

The future. The past.
Old friends long gone.

Han?

Leia!

- (R2-D2 SCREAMING)
- (LUKE GROANS)

Hmm.

Control, control.
You must learn control!

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

I saw...

I saw a city in the clouds.

Hmm, Friends you have there.

They were in pain.

It is the future you see.

Future?

Will they die?

Difficult to see.

Always in motion is the future.

I've got to go to them.

Decide you must how
to serve them best.

If you leave now, help
them you could. But...

you would destroy all for which
they have fought and suffered.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

No, I don't have a
landing permit.

I'm trying to reach
Lando Calrissian.

Whoa, whoa! Wait a minute!
Let me explain!

MAN: You will not deviate
from your present course.

C-3PO: Rather touchy,
aren't they?

- I thought you knew this person.
- (CHEWIE EXCLAIMING)

That was a long time ago. I'm
sure he's forgotten about that.

Permission granted to
land on Platform 3-2-7.

Thank you!

Nothing to worry about.
We go way back, Lando and me.

Who's worried?

C-3PO: Oh. No on to meet us.

I don't like this.

Well, what would you like?

Well, they did let us land.

Look, don't worry.

Everything gonna be fine.
Trust me.

(DOOR HISSES)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

See? My friend.

Keep your eyes open, huh?

(GROWLS)

HAN: Hey!

LANDO: Why, you slimy
double-crossing, no-good swindler.

You gotta a lot
guts coming here...

after what you pulled.

(GROWLS)

(LANDO LAUGHING)

How you doing, you old pirate?
So good to see you!

- (GROWLS)
- Well, he seems very friendly.

- (LAUGHING CONTINUES)
- Yes. Very friendly.

- LANDO: What are you doing in here?
- Ah, repairs.

I thought you could help me out.

- What have you done to my ship?
- Your ship?

Hey, remember, you lost her
to me fair and square.

And how you doin', Chewbacca?

You still hanging
around with this loser?

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

Hello, what have we here?

Welcome. I'm Lando Calrissian.

I'm the administrator
of this facility.

And who might you be?

- Leia.
- LANDO: Welcome, Leia.

(CHUCKLES)

All right, all right.

You old smoothie.

Hello, sir. I am C-3PO,
human-cyborg relations.

My facilities are at your...

- (GROWLS)
- Well, really!

- What's wrong with the falcon?
- Hyperdrive.

- I'll get my people to work on her.
- Good.

That ship saved my life
quite a few times.

She's the fastest hunk
of junk in the galaxy.

HAN: How's the gas mine?
Still paying off for you?

LANDO: Oh, not as
well as I'd like.

We're a small outpost and
not very self-sufficient.

And I've had supply
problems of every kind.

- I've had labor difficulties.
- (LAUGHING)

LANDO: What's so funny?

You. Listen to you.

You sound like a businessman,
a responsible leader.

Who'd have thought that, huh?

You know, seeing you
brings back a few things.

- Yeah.
- Yeah, I'm responsible these days.

LANDO: It's the price you
pay for being successful.

Ooh. Nice to see
a familiar face.

- (SPEAKS ALIEN DIALECT)
- How rude!

(BEEPING)

That sounds like an
R2 unit in there.

I wonder it. Hello.

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

How interesting.

MAN: Who are you?

Oh, my! I... I'm terribly sorry.
I didn't mean to intrude.

No, please don't get up. No!

(CHEWIE MURMURS SOFTLY)

Luke, you must
complete the training.

Ah, I can't keepthe
vision out of my head.

They're my friends.
I got to help them.

You must not go.

But Han and Leia
will die if I don't.

OBI-WAN: You don't know that.

Even Yoda cannot see their fate.

But I can help them.

- LUKE: I feel the force.
- But you cannot control it.

OBI-WAN: This is a
dangerous time for you,

when you will be tempted by
the dark side of the Force.

Yes! Yes! To Obi-Wan you listen.

The cave. Remember your
failure at the cave.

But I've learned so
much since then.

Master Yoda, I promise to return
and to finish what I've begun.

You have my word.

It is you and your abilities
the emperor wants.

That is why your friends
are made to suffer.

That's why I have to go.

OBI-WAN: Luke, I don't want to lose you
to the emperor the way I lost Vader.

You won't.

Stopped they must be.

On this all depends.

Only a fully trained
Jedi knight,

with the Force as his ally,

will conquire Vader...

And his emperor.

If you end your training now,

if you choose the
quick and easy path,

as Vader did...

you will become an agent of evil.

Patience!

And sacrifice Han and Leia?

If you honor what
they fight for...

yes.

If you choose to face Vader,
you will do it alone.

I cannot interfere.

I understand.

- LUKE: R2?
- (R2-D2 BEEPS)

Fire up the converters.

Luke!

OBI-WAN: Don't give in to hate.

That leads to the dark side.

Strong as Vader.

Mind what you have learned.

Save you it can.

I will.

And I'll return. I promise.

(SIGHS)

Told you I did.

Reckless is he.

Now...

matters are worse.

OBI-WAN: That boy's
our last hope.

YODA: No.

There is another.

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYING)

The ship's almost finished.

Two or three more things
and we're in great shape.

The sooner the better.

Something's wrong here.

No one has seen or knows
anything about 3PO.

He's been gone too long
to have gotten lost.

HAN: Relax.

I'll talk to Lando and
see what I can find out.

LEIA: I don't trust Lando.

Well, I don't trust him either.

He is my friend.

Besides, we'll soon be gone.

Then you're as good
as gone, aren't you?

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

(GROWLS)

(GROWLS)

(HOWLING)

(ROARING)

(GROWLS)

- (CHEWIE GROWLS)
- LEIA: What happened?

Where?

- Found him in the junk pile?
- (GROWLS)

Oh, what a mess.

Chewie, you think
you can repair him?

Lando's got people
that can fix him.

- No thanks.
- (TERMINAL BEEPS)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

I'm sorry, am I
interrupting anything?

Hmm, not really.

(SIGHS) You look
absolutely beautiful.

LANDO: You truly belong here
with us among the clouds.

Thank you.

Would you join me for
a little refreshment?

Everyone's invited, of course.

Having trouble with your droid?

No. No problem. Why?

LANDO: So, you see, since
we're a small operation,

we don't fall into the
jurisdiction of the Empire.

So you're part of the
Mining Guild, then?

No, not actually. Our operation is
small enough not to be noticed.

Which is advantageous for everybody,

since our customers
are anxious to avoid

attracting attention
to themselves.

HAN: Aren't you afraid the
Empire's going to find out

about this little
operation, shut you down?

It's always been a danger that looms like
a shadow over everything we've built.

But things have developed
that'll ensure security.

LANDO: I've just made a deal that will
keep the Empire out of here forever.

(DOOR OPENS)

(VADER BREATHING)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

VADER: We would be honored...

If you would join us.

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

I had no choice. They arrived
right before you did.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, too.

(CHEWIE GROWLING)

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

No, 3PO's with them.

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

Just hang on. We're
almost there.

- (WHISTLE SCREECHING)
- (ROARING, GROWLING)

(GROWLING CONTINUES)

(GROWLS SOFTLY)

Oh ah ooh ah.

I m trbly srry.

I dndt mn to intrddd.

No! Secret?

Stormtroopers? Here?

We're in danger!
I must tell the others.

Oh, no! I been shot!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Hot! Hot! Hot! Hot!

(GROANING)

(SCREAMING)

(SCREAMING CONTINUES)

Lord Vader.

You may take Captain Solo
to Jabba the Hutt...

after I have Skywalker.

BOBA FETT: He's no
good to me dead.

He will not be
permanently damaged.

(SCREAMING CONTINUES)

Lord Vader, what about
Leia and the Wookiee?

They must never again
leave this city.

That was never a condition
of our agreement,

nor was giving Han to
this bounty hunter!

Perhaps you think you're
being treated unfairly?

- No.
- Good.

It would be unfortunate if I
had to leave a garrison here.

This deal is getting
worse all the time.

C-3PO: Oh, yes, that's very good.
I like that.

Oh!

Something's not right
because now I can't see.

Oh, oh, oh, that's much better.

Wait! Wait!

Oh, my! What have you done?

I'm backwards, you
flea-bitten furball!

Only an overgrown mophead like
you would be stupid enough...

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

- I feel terrible.
- (GROWLS)

(GROWLS)

Why are they doing this?

They never even asked
me any questions.

- (CHEWIE GROWLS)
- Lando.

- HAN: Get out of here, Lando.
- Shut up and listen!

Vader's agreed to turn Leia
and Chewie over to me.

Over you?

They'll have to stay here, but
at least they'll be safe.

What about Han?

Vader's given him to
the bounty hunter.

Vader wants us all...

He doesn't want you at all. He's
after somebody called Skywalker.

- Luke?
- LANDO: Lord Vader set a trap for him.

- And we're the bait!
- Yeah. Well, he's on his way.

Perfect.

You fixed us all real
good, didn't you?

- My friend.
- (GROANS)

- (HAN GROANS)
- Stop!

(GROWLS)

I done all I can.

I'm sorry I couldn't do better,
but I've got my own problems.

Yeah.

You're a real hero.

You certainly have
a way with people.

(HAN GROANING)

VADER: This facility is crude,

but it should be adequate
to freeze Skywalker...

for his journey to the emperor.

Lord Vader, ship
approaching, X-wing class.

Good. Monitor Skywalker
and allow him to land.

Lord Vader?

We only use this facility
for carbon freezing.

You put him in there,
it might kill him.

I do not want the
emperor's prize damaged.

It will tested...

on Captain Solo.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(DARTH VADER THEME PLAYING)

C-3PO: If only you'd
attached my legs,

I wouldn't be in this
ridiculous position.

Now remember, Chewbacca, you
have a responsibility for me,

so don't do anything foolish.

(VADER BREATHING)

What's going on, buddy?

You're being put
into carbon-freeze.

BOBA: What if he
doesn't survive?

He's worth a lot to me.

The Empire will compensate
you if he dies. Put him in!

(CHEWIE HOWLS)

C-3PO: No! No, no! Stop!

HAN: Stop, Chewie! Stop!

- (SCREAMING)
- Get it all killed to me!

C-3PO: Yes, stop, please!
I'm not ready to die!

Hey! Hey! Listen to me! Chewie!
Chewie, this won't help me!

- Hey, save your strength.
- (CHEWIE YELPS)

HAN: There will be another time.

The princess. You have
to take care of her.

You hear me? Huh?

(CHEWIE GROANS)

- I love you.
- I know.

(CHEWIE HOWLING)

(GROWLING)

(HOWLING CONTINUES)

What's going on? Turn around!

Chewbacca, I can't see.

(DARTH VADER THEME PLAYING)

(CHEWIE GROWLING)

(THUDS)

Oh, they've encased
him in carbonite.

C-3PO: He should be quite
well-protected,

if he survived the
freezing process, that is.

VADER: Well, Calrissian.
Did he survive?

Yes, He's alive.

And in perfect hibernation.

He's all yours, Bounty Hunter.

Reset the chamber for Skywalker.

Skywalker has just landed, lord.

VADER: Good. See to it that
he finds his way in here.

VADER: Calrissian.

Take the princess and
the Wookie to my ship.

You said they'd be left in the
city under my supervision.

I am altering the deal. Pray I
don't alter it any further.

(GROWLS)

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

(BLASTER FIRES)

(R2-D2 BEEPS)

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

(BEEPING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

Luke! Luke!

Don't! It's a trap!
(SCREAMING)

It's a trap!

(SIZZLING)

(WHISTLES, BEEPING)

(DOOR OPENS)

(DOOR CLOSING)

(VADER BREATHING)

VADER: The Force is with
you, Young Skywalker.

But your not a Jedi yet.

(BREATHING CONTINUES)

(LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)

(LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)

(LIGHTSABER CRACKLING)

(CRACKLING CONTINUES)

(GRUNTS, GROANS)

(LIGHTSABER HUMMING)

- (YELLING)
- (LIGHTSABER CRACKLING)

(CRACKLING CONTINUES)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

LANDO: Well done.

Hold them in the
secruity tower...

and keep it quiet. Move.

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYING)

LEIA: What do you
think you're doing?

I'm getting out of here.

I knew all along. It
had to be a mistake.

Do you think that after what you did
to Han, we're going to trust you?

- (CHEWIE GROWLS)
- (CHOKING) I have no choice!

What are you doing? Trust him!
Trust him!

We understand, don't we, Chewie?
He had no choice.

I'm just trying to help!

We don't need any of your help.

(CHOKING) Han!

(GROWLS)

(CHOKING CONTINUES)

- LEIA: What?
- Han!

It sounds like Han.

(CHOKING) There's still
a chance to save Han...

(GROWLS)

at the east...

- platform!
- (ROARS)

- Chewie.
- (GROWLS)

C-3PO: I'm terribly
sorry about all this.

After all, he's only a Wookiee.

BOBA: Put Captain Solo
in the cargo hold.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

C-3PO: R2, R2! Where
have you been?

- Wait! Turn around you woodly.
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

Hurry, hurry. We're trying to
save Han from the Bounty Hunter.

(BEEPING)

Well, at least your
still in one peace.

- Look what happen to me?
- (R2-D2 BEEPING)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

C-3PO: Oh, no! Chewie,
they're behind you!

(CHEWIE GRUNTING)

(WHISTLES, BEEPS)

(LIGHTSABER CRACKLES)

You have learned
much, young one.

LUKE: You'll find, I'm
full of surprises.

(LIGHTSABER CRACKLING)

Whoa! (GRUNTS)

Your destiny lies
with me, Skywalker.

Obi-Wan knew is to be true.

No.

(LUKE YELLING)

All too easy.

Perhaps your not as strong
as the emperor thought.

VADER: Impressive.

Most impressive.

(ALARM BLARING)

(SCREAMING)

(LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)

Obi-Wan has taught you well.

You have controlled your fear.

(LIGHTSABER CRACKLING)

Now, release your anger.

Only your hatred can destroy me.

(CRACKLING CONTINUES)

(VADER SCREAMS)

(LIGHTSABER DEACTIVATING)

(VADER BREATHING)

(LIGHTSABERS ACTIVATING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTS)

(LIGHTSABER CRACKLING)

(GRUNTS)

- (LUKE SCREAMS)
- (WIND WHISTLING)

(WIND WHISTLING CONTINUES)

(CHEWIE ROARS)

LANDO: Secruity code
has been changed.

R2, you can tell the computer to
override the security systems.

C-3PO: R2, hurry.

(BEEPS)

Attention, this is
Lando Calrissian.

LANDO: (ON PA) Attention.
The Empire has taken control of the city.

I advise everyone to leave...

before more imperial
troops arrive.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

- (CHEWIE GROWLS)
- (R2-D2 BEEPING)

This way.

C-3PO: Well, don't blame me.
I'm an interpreter.

I'm not supposed to know a power
socket from a computer terminal.

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

(WHISTLES, BEEPING)

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

(SCREAMS) We're
not interested...

in the hyperdrive on the
Millennium Falcon, it's fixed!

(BEEPS)

Just open the door
you stupid lump!

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

C-3PO: I never doubt you for a second.
Wonderful!

(R2-D2 BEEPS)

(SCREAMING)

That hurts! Bend down,
you thoughtless... Ow!

(CHEWIE GROWLS SOFTLY)

Leia! Go!

(GRUNTS)

I thought that hairy beast
would be the end of me.

Of course I've looked better.

(LIGHTSABER ACTIVATING)

(LIGHTSABER CRACKLING)

VADER: You are beaten.

It is useless to resist.

Don't let yourself to destroy...

as Obi-Wan did.

(CRACKLING CONTINUES)

- (GRUNTS)
- (GROANS)

(YELLING)

(SCREAMING, GROANS)

There is no escape.

Don't make me destroy you.

Luke.

You do not yet realize
your importance.

You've only become to
discover your power.

Join me, and I will
complete your training.

With our combined strength...

we can end this
destructive conflict...

and bring order to the galaxy.

I'll never join you!

If you only new the power...

of the dark side.

Obi-Wan never told you...

what happened to your father.

He told me enough!

- He told me you kill him!
- No.

I am your father.

No.

No.

That's not true!

That's impossible!

Search your feelings.
You know it to be true.

No!

No!

Luke, you can destroy
the emperor.

He has forseen this.

VADER: It is your destiny.

Join me, and together...

we can rule the galaxy
as father and son.

Come with me.
It is the only way.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS)

(YELLS)

(SCREAMS)

(WIND WHISTLING)

(GRUNTS)

Ben?

Ben, please.

(GROANS)

Ben.

Leia.

(THRILLING MUSIC PLAYS)

Hear me.

- Leia.
- (SOFTLY) Luke.

We've got to go back.

- What?
- I know where Luke is.

What about those fighters?

Chewie, just do it.

What about Vader?
All right, all right, all right!

(THRUSTERS FIRING)

Alert my stardestroyer...

to prepare for my arrival.

- Look, someone's up there.
- (GROWLS)

LEIA: It's Luke.
Chewie, slow down.

Slow down. We'll get under him.
Lando, open the top hatch.

(TERMINAL BEEPING)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

LEIA: Okay. Easy, Chewie.

(DOOR OPENS)

(DOOR OPENING)

(ION ENGINES ROARING)

- Lando?
- LANDO: Okay, let's go.

(SIGHS) Leia.

LANDO: All right, Chewie.
Let's go.

I'll be back.

LEIA: Stardestroyer.

LANDO: All right, Chewie.
Ready for lightspeed.

If your people fixed
the hyperdrive.

All the coordinates are set.
It's now or never.

- Punch it!
- (GROWLS)

(ENGINE STALLING)

(CHEWIE EXCLAIMS)

They told me they fixed it.

I trusted them! Let me fix it!

It's not my fault! (GRUNTS)

PIETT: They'll be in range of our
tractor beam in moments, lord.

Did your men deactivate
the hyperdrive...

on the Millennium Falcon?

- Yes, my lord.
- Good.

Prepare the boarding party...

and set your weapons for "stun."

- Yes, my lord. Lieutenant.
- Yes, sir.

Noisy brute.

Why don't we just go
into light speed?

- (R2-D2 BEEPING)
- We can't.

How would you know the
hyperdrive is deactivated?

(BEEPING CONTINUES)

The city's central
computer told you?

R2-D2, you know better than
to trust a strange computer.

Ouch! Pay attention
to what your doing!

- Luke.
- Father.

Son, come with me.

Ben.

Why didn't you tell me?

- Chewie!
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

It's Vader.

Luke.

It is your destiny.

(SIGHS)

Ben.

Why didn't you tell me?

Alert all commands.

Ready for the tractor beam.

- (R2-D2 BEEPING)
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

C-3PO: R2, come back at once!

You haven't finished
with me yet.

You don't know how to
fix the hyperdrive.

Chewbacca can do it.

I'm standing here in pieces,

and you're having
delusions of grandeur!

(BEEPING)

- (R2-D2 SCREAMING)
- C-3PO: You did it!

(THRUSTERS FIRING)

(VADER BREATHING)

(ENGINES ROARING)

Luke, we're ready for takeoff.

- (GROWLS)
- LUKE: Good luck, Lando.

LANDO: When we find Jabba the Hutt
and that bounty hunter,

We'll contact you.

I'll meet you at the
rendezvous point on Tatooine.

Princess, we'll find Han.

I promise.

LUKE: Chewie, I'll be
waiting for your signal.

Take care you two.

- May the Force be with you.
- (CHEWIE GROWLS)

(CHEWIE GROWLS FAINTLY)

Ow.

(R2-D2 BEEPING)

(CHEWIE GROWLS)

(THRUSTERS FIRING)

(WHISTLES, BEEPS)

(THEME MUSIC PLAYING)