Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi script
Synopsis: After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

VADER:

That is correct, Commander. And he is most displeased with your

apparent lack of progress.

JERJERROD:

We shall double our efforts.

VADER:

I hope so, Commander, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as

I am.

5 EXT ROAD TO JABBA'S PALACE - TATOOINE

A lonely, windswept road meanders through the desolate Tatooine

terrain. We HEAR a familiar BEEPING and a distinctive reply before

catching sight of ARTOO-DETOO and SEE-THREEPIO, making their way along

the road toward the ominous palace of Jabba the Hutt.

THREEPIO:

Of course I'm worried. And you should be, too. Lando Calrissian and

poor Chewbacca never returned from this awful place.

Artoo whistles timidly.

THREEPIO:

Don't be so sure. If I told you half the things I've heard about this

Jabba the Hutt, you'd probably short-circuit.

The two droids fearfully approach the massive gate to the palace.

THREEPIO:

Artoo, are you sure this is the right place? I better knock, I suppose.

6 EXT JABBA'S PALACE - GATE

Threepio looks around for some kind of signaling device, then timidly

knocks on the iron door.

THREEPIO (instantly)

There doesn't seem to be anyone there. Let's go back and tell Master

Luke.

A small hatch in the middle of the door opens and a spidery mechanical

arm, with a large electronic eyeball on the end, pops out and inspects

the two droids.

STRANGE VOICE:

Tee chuta hhat yudd!

THREEPIO:

Goodness gracious me!

Threepio points to Artoo, then to himself.

THREEPIO:

Artoo Detoowha bo Seethreepiowha ey toota odd mischka Jabba du Hutt.

The eye looks from one robot to the other, there is a laugh then the

eye zips back into the door. The hatch slams shut. Artoo beeps his

concern.

THREEPIO:

I don't think they're going to let us in, Artoo. We'd better go.

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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver. However, a terrible car accident just after his high school graduation ended that dream permanently. The accident changed his views on life. He decided to attend Modesto Junior College before enrolling in the University of Southern California film school. As a film student, he made several short films including THX-1138: 4EB (Electronic Labyinth) which won first prize at the 1967-68 National Student Film Festival. In 1967, he was awarded a scholarship by Warner Brothers to observe the making of Finian's Rainbow (1968) which was being directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas and Coppola became good friends and formed American Zoetrope in 1969. The company's first project was Lucas' full-length version of THX 1138 (1971). In 1971, Coppola went into production for The Godfather (1972), and Lucas formed his own company, Lucasfilm Ltd. In 1973, he wrote and directed the semiautobiographical American Graffiti (1973) which won the Golden Globe and garnered five Academy Award nominations. This gave him the clout he needed for his next daring venture. From 1973 to 1974, he began writing the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He was inspired to make this movie from Flash Gordon and the Planet of the Apes films. In 1975, he established I.L.M. (Industrial Light and Magic) to produce the visual effects needed for the movie. Another company called Sprocket Systems was established to edit and mix Star Wars and later becomes known as Skywalker Sound. His movie was turned down by several studios until 20th Century Fox gave him a chance. Lucas agreed to forego his directing salary in exchange for 40% of the film's box-office take and all merchandising rights. The movie went on to break all box office records and earned seven Academy Awards. It redefined the term "blockbuster". The rest is history. Lucas made the other Star Wars films and along with Steven Spielberg created the Indiana Jones series which made box office records of their own. From 1980 to 1985, Lucas was busy with the construction of Skywalker Ranch, built to accommodate the creative, technical, and administrative needs of Lucasfilm. Lucas also revolutionized movie theatres with the T.H.X. System which was created to maintain the highest quality standards in motion picture viewing. He went on to make several more movies that have introduced major innovations in film-making technology. He is chairman of the board of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. In 1992, George Lucas was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his life-time achievement. more…

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