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 -  Action | Comedy | Fantasy  -  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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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! See more »


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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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The best of Superman
12 January 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Well, this is the BEST Superman's movie, in spite of unfortunate commentaries. The humor' scenes, perhaps, aren't the best, but that is compensated with the excellent plot. The introduction of computers in the Superman's list of enemas and the creation of synthetic kryptonite give the movie a very interesting story. And the Evil Superman's appearance -with the later fight between him and Clark Kent- gives a turn to the situation. Perhaps, the final fight with the super computer elevates the quality of the film, showing us a super hero facing with an enemy who knows his weaknesses. The evils -like in cartoon movies- are stupid, but very ingenious at the time of creating devices to kill Superman. Definitively, SEE IT. You'll not loss your time.


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