Wealthy businessman Ross Webster discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman, a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle. Written by
Alexander Salkind Presents Christopher Reeve and Richard Pryor as you never seen them before. With more action, more twists, and more fun than Superman has ever had before!
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In his autobiography, Richard Pryor admitted that he thought the screenplay was terrible, but agreed to do the movie because he was offered five million dollars. See more
When Ross decides to use Gus to contact the Vulcan satellite to destroy Colombia, Vera says Gus must do this from somewhere that he cannot be tracked, and then tracked back to Webscoe. Gus is sent to Smallville to hack in using the Wheat King computer. Later on, Gus hacks into the Vulcan satellite again from his work computer in Metropolis, first to locate and analyze a chunk of kryptonite, then to have the lab synthesize it (with Gus replacing the unknown element with tar). Why would Gus do that from his work computer if Ross and Vera were so worried about it being tracked back to Gus? See more
References I Love Lucy
Performed by Marshall Crenshaw
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Keith Forsey
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