Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Other mistake: When Vader first arrives at the station, he and the Commander are walking past rows of troops. If you look carefully, you will see a Stormtrooper in the back row with his helmet tipped so far forward it's almost off.

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Other mistake: Widescreen version: When Luke and Vader enter the Emperor's throne room, the stars seen through the window behind the Emperor move a little faster than the stars seen through the two other windows. (01:26:35)

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Other mistake: When the ground battle on Endor begins, Leia runs to the bunker, and as the doors close, she fires a shot. In the original version of the movie, the blaster smokes, but no laser beam comes out of it and no sound is heard (do not confuse this with the sound of the doors closing). In the Special Edition, the sound has been added, but the laser is still missing. (01:38:05)

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Other mistake: During the final confrontation with Vader on the Death Star, Luke bashes a catwalk railing with his light saber several times, but there are no burns, marks, or indentations on it at all. Considering the power of a light saber (Qui Gon melted a steel door in Phantom Menace), some damage should be visible. Only when he hacks off Vader's hand does the light saber slice through the rail.

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Other mistake: In the original cinema release, one of the subtitles for Jabba's conversation is incorrectly spelled - 'there will be no bargin'. This was corrected for the video release.

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Other mistake: When Leia gets on the speeder bike, it starts before she pushes the button.

Dr Wilson
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Other mistake: Look at the shots of the windows in the Emperor's chamber on the Death Star. When they are seen from a distance, the window frames are out of focus, but the stars remain in clear focus.

Other mistake: Widescreen version: When Han calls after Luke and Leia when they leave on the speeder bike, the head of the stormtrooper that attacks him can be seen in the lower right hand corner, as the actor is waiting for his cue. After Han calls after Luke and Leia, the stormtrooper suddenly pops up and attacks him. (00:56:15)

Other mistake: After the catwalk that Luke is standing on collapses, Vader walks down the stairs to find him. In the first shot, there's a shadow of a lightsaber blade on the right side of the steps, but Vader's sabre is extinguished at this point. It can't be the shadow of Luke's sabre. Widescreen version only. (01:46:00)

Other mistake: In the Death Star, when Vader is searching for Luke, he has his lightsaber in his right hand and another thing looking like a lightsaber in his left hand.

Dr Wilson
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Suggested correction: Vader just chopped the gangway out from under Luke, who has rolled into the shadows. It's conceivable that Luke's lightsabre landed at Vader's feet, and it's this that he has in his left hand. (This is also how it happened in the novelisation of the movie.).

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Yet Luke has his own saber back to continue fighting a short time later without pulling it from Vader.

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Continuity mistake: On the forest moon of Endor when Princess Leia first meets the Ewok, she takes her helmet off and is holding it in her hand (which frightens the Ewok) in the very next shot she is removing it again to show it to him.

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Yoda: When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not.

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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.

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Question: How did Luke get off the Death Star before it exploded? We never actually see it happen in the movie, or do we?

Answer: He piloted a shuttle out of the hanger. There is a quick shot of him in the cockpit and the shuttle leaving the hangar, which is followed immediately by an explosion.

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