Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Audio problem: When Vader is talking to Moff Jerjerrod in the beginning of the film, he says, "Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them." As he says the last two words, Jerejerrod's mouth is moving as if he were talking, but nothing is heard. (00:04:00)

Continuity mistake: When R2-D2 is assigned to his duties in Jabba's palace, another droid (EV-9D9) says, "But you'll soon learn some respect." and her arm is in a different position from the previous shot. In the following shot, her arm is in its original position. (00:11:10)

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.

Continuity mistake: When the Emperor is torturing Luke, in the shot after Luke groans, "Father, please", Vader and the Emperor are standing further away from each other than in the previous and following shots where both are visible. (01:51:20)

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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Deliberate mistake: The shots of the prisoner skiff during the transport to the Sarlacc Pit are reversed. This can, for example, be seen as Chewie's bandolier is on the wrong side, and that Han's shirt is overlaying the wrong way.

Continuity mistake: As Boba Fett nods to Boushh, his costume is reversed due to the negative being flipped. The easiest part of his costume to see this on is his antenna, which is on the left-hand side of his head, whereas normally it would be on his right.

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the hologram of Endor and the Death Star, the Death Star orbits Endor in an counter-clockwise direction. In the subsequent shots, the Death Star orbits in a clockwise direction.

Continuity mistake: When Vader is searching for Luke in the dark, as he says, "If you will not turn to the dark side, then perhaps she will." he is holding what appears to be Luke's lightsaber in his left hand. But when Luke ignites his sabre in the next shot, he somehow has it again. (01:48:10)

Continuity mistake: When Wicket sits down next to Leia on the log, he's holding his spear straight up. In the next shot, it is pointing downwards. (01:01:35)

Continuity mistake: When Boba Fett falls into the mouth of the Sarlaac, he disappears just before the beak touches him. (00:33:45)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Wicket finds Leia in the woods, they sometimes change position between shots, as seen from the vegetation and the surroundings.

Continuity mistake: After Vader's shuttle lands on Endor, as the AT-AT is walking towards one of the ramps, you can see that the ramps are connected right next to the lift, under the landing pad. But when Vader exits the lift, there's a circular platform going around the lift, which wasn't there in the previous shots. (01:19:40)

Continuity mistake: When Vader throws his lighsabre, it hits one of the supports holding the catwalk, but in the next shot, it is nowhere to be seen. (01:45:50)

Continuity mistake: When Bib Fortuna attempts to persuade R2-D2 to show him the message to Jabba, his hands keep changing position between shots. (00:07:20)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of Luke and Yoda's conversation, there's a cauldron hanging over the flames in the fireplace. In the shots facing Yoda, it is hanging higher up than in the previous shots. (00:28:30)

Continuity mistake: When Lando says goodbye to Han, after Ackbar's speech, Lando's lapel pin/medal swiches shoulders several times. (00:51:40)

Continuity mistake: Just after R2-D2 cuts the net that holds him, Luke, Han, Chewbacca, & C-3PO, you can see that before the Ewoks pop up out of nowhere to see their captured victims, one Ewok just stands there in plain sight waiting for the others to reveal themselves.

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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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 come this movie barely showed anything about Luke and Leia's mother? Luke doesn't even ask anyone what her name was (maybe that was hidden from Leia, but he can probably guess that Yoda or Obi-wan would know). I know we can assume that she was discussed off-screen, but they could have revealed a little more about her.

Answer: The Jedi are shown to have something of a blind spot in regards to matters of the heart. Note that when Luke confronts Obi-Wan over lying to him about his father's fate, Obi-Wan's response is haughty and defensive, and gives Luke nothing in terms of regret or apology. They're focused on their mission, not on how Luke feels. Why waste time, in their eyes, telling Luke about his mother? If they had their way, he wouldn't even know about his father. The prequels would make this more explicit, showing that the Jedi are conditioned from the beginning to let go of all "passions" because they could so easily be corrupted, and their inability to understand Anakin's emotions just contributes to his downfall.

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Answer: Why can we assume that she was discussed off-screen? Luke's got more important things to talk about than who his mother was. Yoda dies shortly afterwards and Luke's understandably more interested in how Darth Vader, given that he's got to go up against him, can be his father when talking to Obi-wan's ghost shortly after. Not a lot of time for general chit-chat. Behind the scenes, at that point, very little would have been decided about their mother, as it would be irrelevant to the plot of the trilogy and to discuss her on-screen would have wasted time and slowed everything down.

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