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Superman III (1983)

 -  Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  17 June 1983 (USA)
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Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

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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 Robb <robetded@ix.netcom.com>

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Superman vs. the king of computerized crime! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Superman vs. Superman  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,000,000 (USA)
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When it was first revealed to producers that Lana Lang would be a single mother, a comic book was quickly written explaining how Lana came to be in that situation. See more »

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When Gus is trying to get Brad drunk, and Brad complains that there is not enough vodka in his Singapore Sling, the drink he has is not a Singapore Sling. It is a translucent brown liquor which appears to be whisky or brandy; a Singapore Sling would be an opaque pink. See more »

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[first lines]
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Gus Gorman: Gus Gorman.
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Featured in You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006) See more »

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Roll Over Beethoven
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Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by The Beatles
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Clark Kent vs. Superman!
5 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Superman III isn't as good as Superman I or II, but there is still an epic inside waiting to get out. It's better than Superman Returns, and far better than Superman IV. So why does it get such a bad rap? The answer is Richard Pryor, a weird robot, slapstick comedy, and the absence of Gene Hackman. I wouldn't be bothered by Pryor's acting if he was actually funny! But there are still some elements that make this movie great. Like the bad Superman fighting against the good Clark Kent, Clark going back home to Smallville, Clark's relationship with Lana, Superman saving people from a fire, the best special effects in the series, and a fight against a supercomputer that can read Superman's weaknesses. Fans of the comic also don't like this movie because it doesn't really use the source material for villains. But if you look hard enough you will find that they are just different interpretations. Ross Webster is the Corporate Lex Luthor, not the underground criminal Gene Hackman portrayed, Evil Superman is a form of Bizarro, and the supercomputer is like Braniac.


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