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Leia in front of Jabba. (From Rob's Movie Vault)

Plot SummaryEdit

As the Emperor himself oversees the construction of the new Death Star by Lord Darth Vader and the evil Galactic Empire, smuggler Han Solo is rescued from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt by his friends, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Chewbacca. Leaving Skywalker Jedi training with Yoda, Solo returns to the Rebel Fleet to prepare for to complete his battle with the Empire itself. During the ensuing fighting the newly returned Skywalker is captured by Vader. Can the Rebels, and their new found friends, the Ewoks, help restore freedom to the Galaxy? Written by James Pearce <>

Errors and ExplanationsEdit

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  1. Just when Boba Fett flies, Luke can be seen obviously missing with his kick that makes someone react as if hit. Luke could be using a Force kick.
  2. When C3PO walks down the stairs entering Jabba's residence, R2D2 does not follow. The next moment R2D2 is following again downstairs. R2 probably uses a nearby ramp which is not visible in the shot.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers)Edit

  1. During the scene in which Luke tells Leia that Vader is his father, he claims he can sense Vader on the planet. Vader's shuttle does not arrive on Endor until the next scene. This is possibly a deliberate mistake by Luke to convince Leia that he needed to go.
  2. After C3PO gives himself up outside the bunker entrance in preparation for the Ewok ambush, the commander shouts "Bring those two down here". Both the current and subsequent shots reveal that he could only possibly have know that C3PO was there as R2D2 was completely out of view to the Imperial forces. He might have spotted light reflecting off R2 or a reflection of R2 in C3PO's body plating.
  3. During the Battle of Endor, Wedge sends a message to pilots in Red Squadron, yet the pilot who responds to the message is clearly an A-Wing pilot with Green Squadron. The A Wing pilot could have been temporarily assigned to Red Squadron to bring them up to full strength.


  1. When riding on the skiff, after Luke tells Han he used to live there, Han turns to Luke when he says, "You're going to die here, you know. Convenient." But in the very next shot he is facing away from Luke. Ham must have turned his head away after saying 'Convenient'

Incorrectly regarded as goofsEdit

  1. Endor is repeatedly referred to as the "Forest Moon" or "Sanctuary Moon" throughout the entire movie, yet in the scene when the Rebel Fleet comes out of hyperspace, you see Endor and the Death Star from a distance, but there appears to be no sign of the planet the Endor moon is orbiting. (IMDB) The novelization explains that the planet has been destroyed "of unknown cataclysm and disappeared into unknown realms."
  2. Following the line in Jabba's droid torture chamber, spoken by EV-9D9: "Splendid! We have been without an interpreter since our master got angry with our last protocol droid and disintegrated him," the camera cuts to a 21B Medic droid which is seen being disintegrated. (IMDB)This is not meant to be the actual protocol droid in question, just a demonstration of what happens to droids who displease Jabba.
  3. When Luke swings a blow at the Emperor in the Second Death Star, Vader blocks with his light-saber. So his blade should be between Luke's blade and the Emperor. In the 2004 DVD release, the red of Vader's light-saber is clearly visible on top of the blue of Luke's blade, so it looks more like Luke has just defended the Emperor from Vader. It could be that the lightsabres are interlocking.
  4. When Vader is searching for Luke in the Emperor's throne room, he is holding his ignited 'red blade' lightsaber in his right hand, and another unignited lightsaber handle in his left hand. (IMDB)This is because of a deleted scene where Luke throws his lightsaber out to Vader.
  5. When Jabba's sail barge explodes, the heroes ride away in one of the skiffs, while the other is left behind. It looks as if the remaining skiff is being held up by poles at the end of the craft. (IMDB) These poles are a decorative part of the fan-like projections on the rear of the skiff, not supports to hold it up.

Revealing mistakesEdit

  1. When Luke jumps off his speeder bike during the chase, you can clearly see him bounce on a pad or cushion when he hits the ground. The bounce effect could be Luke using the Force to cushion his landing.


Internet Movie Database IMDB entry

Star Wars Saga - Prequel trilogy
The Phantom Menace ; Attack of the Clones ; Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Saga - Original trilogy
A New Hope ; The Empire Strikes Back ; Return of the Jedi