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

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

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


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

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Trivia: The scene where Vader lifts the Emperor and throws him down the shaft, watch it frame by frame and 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: 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."

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: Harrison Ford wanted Han Solo to have a heroic death as he insisted in the first film, but George Lucas didn't agree.

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.

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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.

Trivia: George Lucas included the scene in which Yoda confirms Darth Vader is Luke's father because, after a discussion with a children's psychologist, he didn't want younger viewers to dismiss Vader's claim as a lie.

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Trivia: This was the first Star Wars film to make use of the THX sound system.

Trivia: Harrison Ford actually wanted Han Solo killed in this movie. He said, 'He has no mama, no papa, no story. Let's kill him off and put some weight into this thing.' The higher powers that be thought otherwise.

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Trivia: Watch Jabba's mouth when he speaks, and you'll notice it matches the subtitled English 'translation'. The puppeteer didn't know what 'language' would be used for Jabba, so during the take, he would say and mouth Jabba's lines as they were written in the script: in plain English

Trivia: When the Death Star explodes, there is a view from the forest moon of Endor. Many bits of debris fly around. One of them, at the bottom right, is doll-shaped.

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Trivia: Anakin Skywalker's first name is first mentioned in this film. His name comes from a friend of George Lucas, British film director Ken Annakin.

Trivia: During the Endor shooting, the Ewok actors stormed off the set. One of the crew members raced off to get them back, and it turned out to be a hoax. The actors came back laughing with t-shirts that read "Revenge of the Ewoks."

Trivia: The voice of EV-9D9 in Jabba's palace is provided by the film's director, Richard Marquand.

Trivia: At the shield generator bunker (during the ambush), an Imperial Naval Trooper shouts "Freeze!" and when Han throws the charges at him the trooper falls backwards over the railing, and the famous "Wilhelm" scream is heard.

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Trivia: A couple of German Star Wars fans have - by use of acting, Star Wars props and computer graphics - filmed a story about how the shuttle Tydirium the rebels use to get to Endor was captured in the first place. The story can be found under the title "Tydirium - The True Story".

Trivia: In the scene in Jabba's palace when Oola, his green Twi' lek, is dancing for him, Jabba pulls on her chain pulling her towards him and her entire right breast pops out of her costume. (00:13:45)


Trivia: Though Mark Hamill's face seemed so different in this film than it was in the first two Star Wars films, people attributed it to a car accident. According to the actor, he had the car accident before Star Wars came out, but what really happened has been terribly distorted. He says he's many supposed stories about facial surgery, surviving a car wreck, and his favorite of all, driving off a cliff.

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Trivia: While filming the scene in which C-3PO has his photoreceptor pulled out by Salacious Crumb, Anthony Daniels suffered a panic attack, due to the proximity of the puppet's beak to his real eye.

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Trivia: The special effects team used a rod puppet for the Rancor after they decided a man-sized costume looked unconvincing.

Trivia: When C-3PO is communicating to the Ewoks, one of the words he says is "Naboo." This was later revealed to be the home world of Queen Amidala (Luke and Leia's mother) in the film "Star Wars I - The Phantom Menace" (1999).

Trivia: There were a number of takes for the scene in which Jabba the Hutt captures Leia. Because the puppeteers working inside Jabba could not see Carrie Fisher properly, the operator for his tongue accidentally "licked" Carrie's face during several of these takes. Thus in the final footage, Leia turns away from Jabba in disgust the moment his tongue appears.


Trivia: The Rancor at Jabba's Palace was voiced by a Dachshund.

Trivia: Co-producer Robert Watts makes a cameo as the driver thrown out of the Scout Walker by Chewbacca during the battle of Endor.

Trivia: When Weequay falls into the Sarlaac pit during the sail barge assault, a "Wilhelm scream" can be heard.

Trivia: Boba Fett does not have a single line of dialogue in this film. The only sounds he makes are screams when he falls into the Sarlacc pit.

Trivia: The first "Star Wars" film to be directed by a non-American director.

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