Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Poster

Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker



  • Luke Skywalker : I'll not leave you here. I've got to save you.

    Anakin Skywalker : You already have, Luke.

  • Darth Vader : Luke... help me take this mask off.

    Luke : But you'll die.

    Darth Vader : Nothing... can stop that now. Just for once... let me... look on you with my *own* eyes.

    [Luke takes off Darth Vader's mask one piece at a time. Underneath, Luke sees the face of a pale, scarred, bald-headed, old man - his father, Anakin. Anakin sadly looks at Luke but then gives a tired smile] 

    Anakin : Now... go, my son. Leave me.

    Luke : No. You're coming with me. I'll not leave you here, I've got to save you.

    Anakin : You already... have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right.

    [Anakin smiles and his eyes begin to droop slumps down in death while giving one last dying breath] 

    Luke : Father... I won't leave you.

  • Luke : Your thoughts betray you, Father. I feel the good in you, the conflict.

    Darth Vader : There is no conflict.

    Luke : You couldn't bring yourself to kill me before and I don't believe you'll destroy me now.

    Darth Vader : You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny.

  • Han Solo : Together again, huh?

    Luke : Wouldn't miss it.

    Han Solo : How we doin'?

    Luke : Same as always.

    Han Solo : That bad, huh?

  • Luke : Never. I'll never turn to the Dark Side. You've failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.

    The Emperor : [angry]  So be it... Jedi!

  • Luke : Master Yoda, you can't die.

    Yoda : Strong am I with the Force, but not that strong.

  • Yoda : That face you make... look I so old to young eyes?

    Luke : No. Of course not.

    Yoda : I do. Yes, I do. Sick have I become, old and weak... When nine hundred years old *you* reach, look as good *you* will not, hmm?

  • Han Solo : I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur.

    Luke : There's nothing to see. I used to live here, you know.

    Han Solo : You're going to die here, you know. Convenient.

  • Luke Skywalker : [approaching R2-D2]  I can't do it, R2. I can't go on alone.

    Obi-Wan : [from out of sight]  Yoda and I will always be with you.

    Luke Skywalker : Obi-Wan.

    [Obi-Wan's spirit approaches Luke] 

    Luke Skywalker : Ben! Why didn't you tell me? You told me that Darth Vader betrayed and murdered my father.

    Obi-Wan : Your father... was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and "became" the Sith Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So, what I told you was true... from a certain point of view.

    Luke Skywalker : A certain point of view?

    Obi-Wan : Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Anakin was a good friend. When I first met him, your father was already a great pilot. But I was amazed how strongly the Force was with him. I took it upon myself to train him as a Jedi. I thought that I could instruct him just as well as Yoda. I was wrong.

    Luke Skywalker : There is still good in him.

    Obi-Wan : He's more machine now than man. Twisted and evil.

    Luke Skywalker : I can't do it, Ben.

    Obi-Wan : You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again.

    Luke Skywalker : I can't kill my own father.

    Obi-Wan : Then the Emperor has already won. You were our only hope.

    Luke Skywalker : Yoda spoke of another.

    Obi-Wan : The other he spoke of is your twin sister.

    Luke Skywalker : But I have no sister.

    Obi-Wan : Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you were born. The Emperor knew, as I did, if Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him. That is the reason why your sister remains safely anonymous.

    Luke Skywalker : Leia! Leia is my sister.

    Obi-Wan : Your insight serves you well. Bury your feelings deep down, Luke. They do you credit, but they could be made to serve the Emperor.

  • Darth Vader : You cannot hide forever, Luke.

    Luke Skywalker : I will not fight you.

    Darth Vader : Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side... then perhaps she will!

    Luke Skywalker : [igniting light saber, screams]  NEVER!

  • Luke : Soon I'll be dead, and you with me.

    The Emperor : [laughing]  Perhaps you refer to the imminent attack of your rebel fleet? Yes, I assure you, we are quite safe from your friends here.

    Luke : Your overconfidence is your weakness.

    The Emperor : Your faith in your friends is yours!

  • Luke : Search your feelings, Father, you can't do this. I feel the conflict within you. Let go of your hate.

    Darth Vader : It is too late for me, son. The Emperor will show you the true nature of the Force. He is your master now.

    Luke : Then my father is truly dead.

  • Luke : Vader's on that ship.

    Han Solo : Now don't get jittery, Luke. There are a lot of command ships. Keep your distance, though, Chewie, but don't *look* like you're trying to keeping your distance.

    [Chewie barks a question] 

    Han Solo : *I* don't know. Fly casual.

  • Darth Vader : The Emperor has been expecting you.

    Luke : I know... father.

    Darth Vader : So, you have accepted the truth?

    Luke : I have accepted that you were once a Jedi named Anakin Skywalker, my father.

    Darth Vader : [angrily]  That name no longer has any meaning for me!

    Luke : Why not?... It's who you are.

  • Luke : I will not fight you, father.

    Darth Vader : You are unwise to lower your defenses!

  • Princess Leia : Luke, tell me. What's troubling you?

    Luke : Vader's here, now, on this moon.

    Princess Leia : How do you know?

    Luke : I feel his presence. But he can also feel mine. He's come for me. He can feel it when I'm near. That's why I have to go. As long as I stay, I'm endangering the group and our mission. I have to face him.

    Princess Leia : Why?

    Luke : [pause]  He's my father.

  • Luke : If I don't make it back, you're the only hope for the Alliance.

    Princess Leia : Luke, don't talk that way. You have a power I don't understand and could never have.

    Luke : You're wrong, Leia. You have that power too. In time you'll learn to use it as I have. The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And... my sister has it. Yes. It's you, Leia.

    Princess Leia : I know. Somehow, I've always known.

  • Luke : Master Yoda... is Darth Vader my father?

    Yoda : [avoiding the subject]  Rest I need. Yes. Rest.

    Luke : Yoda, I must know. If you know, tell me.

    Yoda : Your father he is.


    Yoda : Told you, did he?

    Luke : Yes.

    Yoda : Unexpected this is. And unfortunate.

    Luke : Unfortunate that I know the truth?

    Yoda : No! Unfortunate that you rushed to face him... that incomplete was your training. That... not ready for the burden were you.

  • C-3PO : At last, Master Luke's come to rescue me!

    Bib Fortuna : Master.

    [Jabba wakes up with a start] 

    Bib Fortuna : May I present Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight?

    Jabba the Hutt : [in Huttese; subtitled]  I told you not to admit him!

    Luke : I must be allowed to speak.

    Bib Fortuna : He must be allowed to speak.

    Jabba the Hutt : [grabs Bib Fortuna; in Huttese]  You weak minded fool! He's using an old Jedi mind trick.

    [Jabba shoves Bib Fortuna aside] 

    Luke : You will bring Captain Solo and the Wookiee to me.

    [Jabba laughs] 

    Jabba the Hutt : [in Huttese]  Your mind powers will not work on me, boy.

    Luke : Nevertheless, I'm taking Captain Solo and his friends with me. You can either profit by this or be destroyed. It's your choice, but I warn you not to underestimate my powers.

    Jabba the Hutt : [in Huttese]  There will be no bargain, my young Jedi. I shall enjoy watching you die.

  • The Emperor : Come, boy, see for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion.

    [Luke's eyes go to his lightsabre] 

    The Emperor : You want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant.

    Luke : No.

    The Emperor : It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now *mine*.

  • Princess Leia : Luke, what's wrong?

    Luke : Leia, do you remember your mother? Your real mother?

    Princess Leia : Just a little bit. She died when I was very young.

    Luke : What do you remember?

    Princess Leia : Just... images really. Feelings.

    Luke : Tell me.

    Princess Leia : She was... very beautiful. Kind, but sad. Why are you asking me this?

    Luke : I have no memory of my mother. I never knew her.

  • Han Solo : [flying across the deserts of Tatooine]  I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big bright blur.

    Luke : There's nothing to see. I used to live here, you know.

    Han Solo : You're gonna die here, you know. Convenient.

  • [Referring to Vader] 

    Princess Leia : But, why must you confront him?

    Luke : Because, there is good in him. I've felt it. He won't turn me over to the Emperor. I can save him. I can turn him back to the good side. I have to try.

  • Han Solo : Chewie and I'll take care of this, you stay here.

    Luke : *Quietly*. There may be more of them out there.

    Han Solo : Hey, it's me.

  • Luke : Come with me. Leave everything behind.

    Darth Vader : Obi-Wan once thought as you do. You don't know the power of the Dark Side. I must obey my master.

  • Luke : I'll meet you back at the fleet.

    Princess Leia : Hurry. The Alliance should be assembled by now.

    Luke : I will.

    Han Solo : Hey, Luke, thanks. Thanks for coming after me. I owe you one.

  • Luke : Threepio, tell them if they don't do as you wish, you'll become angry and use your magic.

    C-3PO : But, Master Luke, what magic? I couldn't possibly...

    Luke : Just tell them.

  • Luke : I'm endangering the mission. I shouldn't have come.

    Han Solo : It's your imagination, kid. Come on. Let's keep a little optimism here.

  • Yoda : No more training do you require. Already know you, that which you need.

    Luke : Then I am a Jedi.

    Yoda : No. Not yet. One thing remains. Vader. You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.

  • Luke : You will take me to Jabba now.

    Bib Fortuna : I take you to Jabba now.

    Luke : You serve your master well. And you will be rewarded.

  • The Emperor : I'm looking forward to completing your training. In time you will call *me* master.

    Luke : You're gravely mistaken. You won't convert me as you did my father.

    The Emperor : Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken, about a great many things.

  • Yoda : Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have.

    Luke : Master Yoda, you can't die.

    Yoda : Ah, strong am I with the Force, but not that strong. Twilight is upon me, and soon, night must fall. That is the way of things. The way of the Force.

  • Princess Leia : [deleted scene; Jabba the Hutt's landspeeder has blown up, causing a sandstorm as Luke, Han, Leia, Lando, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 head toward the Millennium Falcon] 

    [to Han] 

    Princess Leia : How is it?

    Han Solo : I don't know. All I see is blowing sand!

    Princess Leia : That's all any of us can see.

    Han Solo : I guess I'm getting better then.

    [as the rest get on the Millennium Falcon, Luke walks over to Han and Leia] 

    Luke : I'll see you back at the fleet.

    Han Solo : Why don't you leave that crate and come with us? We're faster.

    Luke : [shakes head]  I have a promise to keep... to an old friend.

    [kisses Leia, who gets on board, and starts to leave] 

    Han Solo : Hey kid!

    [walks over to Luke] 

    Han Solo : Thanks for coming after me.

    Luke : Think nothing of it.

    Han Solo : I'm thinking... I owe you one.

    [shakes Luke's hand, who one again leaves, puts his glove on his new hand, and gets in his X-Wing and takes off] 

    Luke : [cut to a scene in space where Luke and the Millennium Falcon go separate ways] 

    [over the comm] 

    Luke : Meet you back at the fleet.

    Princess Leia : Hurry. The Alliance should be assembled by now.

    Luke : I will.

  • The Emperor : You're hate has made you powerful. Now fulfill your destiny, take you're father's place by my side.

    Luke : Never I'll never turn to the dark side

    Luke : You failed your highness, I am a Jedi like my father before me.

    The Emperor : So be it,Jedi.

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