The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

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Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of the year!

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Release Date: 1978-12-01
Status: Released
Run time: 97 min / 1:37
Production Studio : 20th Century Fox Television, Smith-Hemion Productions, Winters Hollywood Entertainment Holdings Corporation
Production Country: United States of America


Harrison Ford
as Han Solo
Mark Hamill
as Luke Skywalker
Anthony Daniels
as C-3PO
Carrie Fisher
as Princess Leia Organa
Peter Mayhew
as Chewbacca
Bea Arthur
as Ackmena
James Earl Jones
as Darth Vader (voice)
Art Carney
as Saun Dann
Harvey Korman
as Krelman / Chef Gormaanda / Amorphian instructor
Kenny Baker
as R2-D2
Diahann Carroll
as Mermeia Holographic Wow
Marty Balin
as Holographic Band Singer
Craig Chaquico
as Holographic Band Member
David Freiberg
as Holographic Band Singer
Paul Kantner
as Holographic Band Member
Mickey Morton
as Malla
Paul Gale
as Itchy
Patty Maloney
as Lumpy
Jack Rader
as Imperial Guard Officer
Stephanie Stromer
as The Great Zorbak (Holographic Gymnast)
Michael Potter
as Imperial Guard Officer
Wazzan Troupe
as Holographic Tumblers
Yƻichi Sugiyama
as Ringleader
Mum Brothers
as The Reeko Brothers
Claude Woolman
as Imperial Officer (wallscreen)
Lev Mailer
as Imperial Guard #1
David Prowse
as Darth Vader (archive footage)
Don Francks
as Boba Fett (voice) (uncredited)
Alec Guinness
as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mary Ann Hay
as Dancer (uncredited)
Linda Hoxit
as Teenage 'Wookie' (uncredited)


Directing Steve Binder Director
Production Gary Smith Executive Producer
Production Mitzie Welch Producer
Production Joe Layton Producer
Production Jeff Starsh Producer
Writing Pat Proft Writer
Writing Leonard Ripps Writer
Writing Bruce Vilanch Writer
Writing Rod Warren Writer
Writing Mitzie Welch Writer
Production Ken Welch Producer
Sound Ian Fraser Music
Production Dwight Hemion Executive Producer
Writing George Lucas Characters
Crew John B. Field Cinematography
Editing Jerry Bixman Editor
Editing Vince Humphrey Editor
Art Brian Bartholomew Art Direction
Art Garrett Lewis Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Bob Mackie Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Keith Crary Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Verne Langdon Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Michael Lorenz Makeup Artist
Sound Ben Burtt Sound Effects
Sound Peter Cole Sound
Sound Ed Greene Sound
Sound Dean Okrand Sound Recordist
Art Ralph McQuarrie Art Designer
Directing David Acomba Director