Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Trivia: When filming ROTJ, Lucas didn't want anyone to find out that they were shooting the third Star Wars movie, because pandemonium could break out. So when someone asked the crew what they were filming, they said "Blue Harvest". All of the crew had shirts and hats that said Blue Harvest on them. The fictitious film's tagline was "Horror beyond imagination."

Trivia: When they were filming the scenes on Endor, Peter Mayhew was told to stay close to the set so no one would mistake him for Big Foot and attempt to shoot him.

Trivia: When Oola the dancing girl (with those two things growing out of the back of her head) is trying to get away from Jabba, she briefly falls out of the top of her costume. It isn't as visible in the letterbox version, but quite visible in the regular version.

Trivia: There was a rumour that the Lucas crew ran out of space ships in the final battle and threw a sneaker in and used it as a space ship. In the final battle, there is a space ship that looks exactly like the sole of the sneaker.

Trivia: The Ewoks' language is a mixture of Tibetan, Nepalese and Mongol.

Dr Wilson

Trivia: In the new box set of the three original films, they have changed the ending in RotJ to correspond better with the ending in Revenge of the Sith. When Luke sees his father as the Anakin Skywalker spirit, in the final scene at the celebration, it is young Hayden Christensen as Anakin's spirit instead of older Sebastian Shaw, who is the spirit in the original version.

Trivia: On Endor when Leia is shot by a Stormtrooper she falls over and Han turns around and grabs her left breast. Carrie Fisher smiles slightly before the shot changes.

Trivia: The 2 four-note horn blasts (short-short-short-long, call-and-reply) used by the Ewoks to signal their attack to rescue Han and the rebels from the imperials on Endor is the same clarion call used by the Hebrews to signal their exit from Egypt in "The Ten Commandments".

Trivia: The funeral pyre scene wasn't in the original script.

Trivia: Notice when Luke is hiding in the shadows from Darth Vader his face is half shadowed, to represent the decision Luke has to make: one side is light, on the other, dark.

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Trivia: Sound designer Ben Burtt makes an uncredited cameo as the Imperial officer in the bunker who shouts "Freeze!" and is subsequently knocked into the generator room by a thrown satchel. (01:33:45)

Trivia: Most people today know what an Ewok is, despite the fact that the word is never actually spoken in the film.


Trivia: This film and the first film (New Hope) were released on the same day, exactly six years apart.

Trivia: The alien language spoken by Lando's co-pilot on the Falcon contains elements of Kenyan, and one line literally translates as, "A thousand herds of elephants are standing on my foot."

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Trivia: In frame by frames views of the scene where Vader lifts the Emperor and throws him down the shaft you can see x-rays of Darth Vader.


Trivia: When George Lucas first wrote Star Wars, he was going to have Wookies in Endor but he thought that the movie was going to be so unpopular the he would never release "Return Of The Jedi," so he put Chewbacca in "Star Wars" and the Ewoks in "Return of the Jedi."

Trivia: Ken Ralston, the man who was pretty much in charge of the space battle, put a number of interesting objects in the background. He sometimes used a wad of gum as a far-away shot of a Mon Cal star cruiser, and there is also a sneaker and a yogurt cup floating around.

Trivia: When the A-Wing is going to hit the Death Star, it's visibly an A-Wing but when it hits it they used a model car - you can see the wheels and the axle.

Dr Wilson

Trivia: There is a shot of a hangar filled with TIE Fighters, and a brigade of Stormtroopers. One of them has a smiley face on his white helmet.

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Revealing mistake: After the heroes get snared and surrounded by Ewoks on Endor, the Ewoks mistake C3PO for a god and start bowing. There is one Ewok which only has holes where the eyes and mouth are and you can see the eyes and mouth of the person inside the Ewok costume. (01:07:50)

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Han Solo: I think my eyes are getting better - instead of a big dark blur I see a big light blur.

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Question: Who is Luke talking about when he covers up his hand and says that he has a promise to keep to an old friend? Who is the old friend?

Tyler R

Answer: Yoda. When he was departing for Cloud City to save his friends in the previous film, he promised Yoda that he would return to Dagobah to complete his training.

Phaneron Premium member

OK. But I thought he was talking about the holeish thing in his hand since he covered it up when he said it. I must have misunderstood it.

The hole in Luke's robotic hand reminds him that he got that robotic hand in the first place because he lost his duel with Darth Vader at Cloud City - a confrontation Yoda warned him he was not ready for.

TonyPH Premium member

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