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Superman II (1980)

PG  |   |  Action, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  19 June 1981 (USA)
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Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

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Storyline

Picking up where "Superman: The Movie" left off, three criminals from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they could finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane, who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the three criminals. Written by Keith Howley <lald@ptdprolog.net>

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Action | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

19 June 1981 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$108,200,000 (USA)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Richard Donner Cut)

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(MegaSound encoding) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where General Zod, Ursa, and Non use their super-breath to create a storm in Metropolis was shot over three freezing November nights at Pinewood Studios in England. Director Richard Lester improvised most of the jokes. See more »

Goofs

After Clark is beaten up in the diner after giving up his powers, and realizes Zod, Ursa, and Non are wreaking havoc on Earth, Lois tries to console him by saying "You didn't know." Clark responds, "He knew." He was referring to his father, whose scenes were filmed with Marlon Brando before they were cut. In the film that was released, Superman's mother tried to convince him to keep his powers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Krypton guard: Alert, alert, alert.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits incorporate an extensive amount of footage from the first Superman movie. See more »

Connections

Version of Adventures of Superman (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Pick Up the Pieces
Written by Roger Ball, Hamish Stuart, and Average White Band (as The Average White Band)
Performed by Average White Band (as The Average White Band)
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Explosively entertaining.*****
2 September 2001 | by (Amherst,Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

"Superman II" opens up with a spectacular opening shot of Superman(Christopher Reeve)saving Lois Lane(Margot Kidder)from danger at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and goes on to deliver exciting events at every turn that gives this film plenty of firepower and the viewer alot of heart racing excitement."Superman II" continues te events of the man of steel in which he must battle three supervillains(Terence Stamp,Jack O'Halloran and Sarah Douglas)with the same powers he has.These villains take over the world which results in plenty of nonstop excitement that I thought was spectacular in every way.I enjoy fast paced action films and "Superman II" is one of them.The romance between Superman and Lois Lane is given first class treatment and the score by Ken Thorne is grand and really great.The battle scenes in Metropolis is a perfect example of great special effects. "Superman II" is a film that entertains to the fullest.


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