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Director:
Writers:
Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) &
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Release Date:
17 June 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If the world's most powerful computer can control even Superman...no one on earth is safe. See more »
Plot:
Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not that bad of a sequel. See more (232 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Reeve ... Superman / Clark Kent

Richard Pryor ... Gus Gorman

Jackie Cooper ... Perry White

Marc McClure ... Jimmy Olsen

Annette O'Toole ... Lana Lang

Annie Ross ... Vera

Pamela Stephenson ... Lorelei

Robert Vaughn ... Ross Webster

Margot Kidder ... Lois Lane

Gavan O'Herlihy ... Brad
Nancy Roberts ... Unemployment Clerk

Graham Stark ... Blind Man
Henry Woolf ... Penguin Man

Gordon Rollings ... Man In Cap

Peter Wear ... Bank Robber

Justin Case ... Mime
Bob Todd ... Dignified Gent

Terry Camilleri ... Delivery Man
Stefan Kalipha ... Data School Instructor
Helen Horton ... Miss Henderson
Lou Hirsch ... Fred
Bill Reimbold ... Wages Man

Shane Rimmer ... State Policeman

Al Matthews ... Fire Chief

Barry Dennen ... Dr. McClean
Enid Saunders ... Minnie Bannister
Kevin Harrison Cork ... D.J.
Robert Henderson ... Mr. Simpson
Paul Kaethler ... Ricky
R.J. Bell ... Mr. Stokis
Pamela Mandell ... Mrs. Stokis
Peter Whitman ... Man At Cash Point
Ronnie Brody ... Husband
Sandra Dickinson ... Wife
Philip Gilbert ... Newsreader
Pat Starr ... White Coated Scientist
Gordon Signer ... Mayor

John Bluthal ... Pisa Vendor
George Chisholm ... Street Sweeper
David Fielder ... Olympic Runner

Robert Beatty ... Tanker Captain

Christopher Malcolm ... 1st Miner (as Chris Malcolm)

Larry Lamb ... 2nd Miner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Oz ... Brain Surgeon (scenes deleted)

Roy Alon ... Man Trapped in Car (uncredited)
Maxwell Craig ... Man in Unemployment Line (uncredited)

Stan Edmonds ... Applauding Man (uncredited)
Les Kimber ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Grant Lowe ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Commuter (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ... Woman in Elevator (uncredited)

Tina Simmons ... Commuter (uncredited)

Aaron Smolinski ... Boy at Photo Booth (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ... Man in Elevator (uncredited)

David Winning ... Commuter (uncredited)

Fred Wood ... Dole Recipient - next to Richard Pryor (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Lester 
 
Writing credits
Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) &
Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman)

David Newman (screenplay) &
Leslie Newman (screenplay)

Produced by
Alexander Salkind .... executive producer
Ilya Salkind .... executive producer
Robert Simmonds .... associate producer
Pierre Spengler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ken Thorne 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Paynter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Victor-Smith  (as John Victor Smith)
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Debbie McWilliams 
 
Production Design by
Peter Murton 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
Terry Ackland-Snow 
Bert Davey 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Young 
 
Costume Design by
Evangeline Harrison 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... hairdresser
Joan White .... hairdresser
Richard Glass .... standby contact lens optician (uncredited)
Gail Kennedy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Chris Coles .... production manager: USA
Michael Dryhurst .... production supervisor: Alberta
Les Kimber .... production manager: Alberta
Doug MacLeod .... unit manager: Alberta (as Doug McLeod)
Michael E. Steele .... unit manager: Alberta (as Michael Steele)
Vincent Winter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Baker .... assistant director: process unit
David Lane .... flying and second unit director
Nick Laws .... second assistant director: process unit
Christopher Newman .... assistant director (as Chris Newman)
Dusty Symonds .... first assistant director
Keith Young .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Charles Bishop .... art director: model unit
Alan Booth .... construction manager
Ken Chang .... construction manager: Alberta
Bert Hearn .... prop master
John Leuenberger .... prop master
Dennis Maddison .... buyer
Ted Michell .... scenic artist
John Paterson .... construction manager
Michael G. Ploog .... illustrator (as Michael Ploog)
Denis Rich .... illustrator
Michael Boone .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Joe Cassar .... carpenter (uncredited)
Mick Chubbock .... plasterer (uncredited)
Paul Duff .... carpenter (uncredited)
Steve Furneaux .... carpenter (uncredited)
Richard Holland .... set designer (uncredited)
Robert Jackson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Wesley Peppiatt .... props (uncredited)
Andrew Semple .... painter (uncredited)
Bob Sherwood .... dressing prop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Charman .... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... re-recording mixer
Archie Ludski .... dubbing editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... re-recording mixer
Rocky Phelan .... dubbing editor
Don Sharpe .... dubbing editor
Paul Smith .... dubbing editor
Richard Lightman .... foley artist (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Colin Chilvers .... director of special effects and miniatures
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
Robert Harman .... flying effects technician (as Bob Harman)
Brian Warner .... special effects
Chris Corbould .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Ian Corbould .... special effects (uncredited)
Neil Corbould .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Paul Corbould .... special effects (uncredited)
Ricky Farns .... special effects (uncredited)
David Ford .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Peter Netley .... special effects (uncredited)
Roy Quinn .... special effects (uncredited)
David Neil Trifunovich .... on set effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
James Aspinall .... zoptic assistant
Dennis Bartlett .... travelling matte supervisor
Janice Body .... assistant matte artist
Martin Body .... optical and matte camera
Dick Dimbleby .... optical printer
Dave Docwra .... optical printer
Roy Field .... supervisor of optical & visual effects
Peter Harman .... optical and matte camera
Jim Machin .... model maker
Peter Melrose .... matte artist
Harry Oakes .... director of photography: model unit
Zoran Perisic .... front projection consultant
Charles Stoneham .... matte artist
David Wynn-Jones .... zoptic front projection supervisor (as David Wynn Jones)
Alan Buchan .... visual effects (uncredited)
Costas Charitou .... titles & opticals: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
Peter Donen .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Nigel Gostelow .... floor runner: model unit (uncredited)
Dion Hatch .... optical cameraman: CRC (uncredited)
Keith Holland .... visual effects camera operator (uncredited)
Derek Meddings .... additional model effects (uncredited)
Terry Reed .... supervising model maker (uncredited)
Tim Walton .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Paul Wilson .... additional model photography (uncredited)
Steve Wright .... digital animator: video game computer animation, Atari Inc. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunts
Ric Anderson .... stunt driver
Ken Barker .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunts (as Dicky Beer)
Marc Boyle .... stunts
Sue Crosland .... stunts
Clive Curtis .... stunts
Tracey Eddon .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Richard Hammatt .... stunts
Reg Harding .... stunts
Billy Horrigan .... stunts
Wendy Leech .... stunts
Wayne Michaels .... stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunts
Eddie Stacey .... stunts
Mark Stewart .... stunts
Terry Walsh .... stunts
Paul Weston .... stunt coordinator
Rick Anderson .... stunts (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Gillard .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Alex Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hancock .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Kirzinger .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer .... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Les White .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Bailin .... background photographer
Steve Claydon .... focus puller (as Stephen Claydon)
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator (as Freddy Cooper)
John Deaton .... focus puller: model unit
David Garfath .... camera operator
Ginger Gemmel .... camera operator: model unit (as Ginger Gemmell)
Ron Goodman .... Wesscam photographer: process backgrounds (as Ronald Goodman)
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
John Harris .... director of photography: process unit
Ian Kelly .... video supervisor: process unit
John May .... gaffer
John Palmer .... camera operator: process unit
Jeff Paynter .... focus puller
Cervin Robinson .... process stills
Tony Strachan .... focus puller: process unit
Frode Wik .... assistant: process backgrounds
Vince Goddard .... electrician (uncredited)
Derek Suter .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Matt Tundo .... director of photography: Alberta scenes (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Michelle Guish .... casting assistant
Trish Robinson .... casting: Canada (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
Diane Jones .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Ann Schoemaker .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Hollywood .... associate editor
Peter Holt .... assistant editor
Chris Kennedy .... assistant editor
Brian Lintern .... assistant editor
Bob Mullen .... assistant editor
Colin Wilson .... assistant editor
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Virginia Lynch .... assistant location manager
Philip Seber .... location and firefighter support (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Hathaway .... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Giorgio Moroder .... composer: original songs
John Richards .... music mixer
John Richards .... music re-recordist
John Williams .... composer: original Superman themes
Ken Thorne .... conductor (uncredited)
Ken Thorne .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Trudy Balen .... personal assistant to producer
Joy Bayley .... production assistant
Allen Burry .... publicist (as Alan Burry)
Maureen Campbell .... production assistant
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Marilyn Clarke .... continuity: process backgrounds
Pauline Coutelenq .... production executive
Quinn Donoghue .... publicist
Tricia Fisher .... secretary to producer
Sue Hausner .... personal assistant to executive producer
Bobbie Johnson .... assistant accountant
Katya Kolpaktchy .... continuity: model unit
Lyn Lucibello .... assistant accountant: Alberta (as Lynn Lucibello)
Doris Martin .... continuity: process unit
Jennie McClean .... secretary to director
Heather McIntosh .... location accountant: Alberta
Terry Mellis .... accountant
Maria Monreal .... executive assistant to producers
Patricia O'Reilly .... publicist (as Patricia O'Reilly)
Sally Pardo .... production assistant
Colin Prescott .... balloon stunts arranger
Alexander Salkind .... presenter
Christine Samways .... assistant accountant
Howard R. Schuster .... financial services
John Trehy .... production accountant
Suzie F. Wiesmann .... accounts secretary (as Sue Ford)
Marc Wolff .... helicopter pilot
Trudy Work .... production assistant: Alberta
Frans J. Afman .... financial consultant (uncredited)
Bill Finger .... character: Lana Lang (uncredited)
Mark Mostyn .... runner (uncredited)
Christopher Reeve .... production consultant (uncredited)
John Sikela .... character: Lana Lang (uncredited)
Tana Tocher .... caterer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
125 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lee Quigley, who played baby Clark Kent in Superman (1978), appears uncredited as a little boy waiting outside a photo booth, while Clark Kent is changing into Superman.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The plastic bubble that encases Superman has a golden ring with a hole on it. It's clearly visible right before he blasts it with his heat vision.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Unemployment Clerk:Next. Name?
Gus Gorman:Gus Gorman.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Supergirl: Falling (#1.16)" (2016)See more »
Soundtrack:
On the Streets of Metropolis (Intro to Superman III)See more »

FAQ

Why were Jimmy and Clark riding a bus to Smallville? Wouldn't the Daily Planet pay for a plane?
What's the deal w/Superman turning evil? It was kryptonite, right?
In Superman II, Superman is able to deflect General Zod's heat vision back at him using a mirror yet in Superman III, Superman is able to melt a mirror in the bar he's drinking at using heat vision. What gives?
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52 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Not that bad of a sequel., 2 October 2000
Author: lartronic from Akron, Ohio.

I will admit that when compared to the first two films, this is obviously inferior. But still, it's not all that bad. Christopher Reeves is still the best Superman, and Richard Pryor was okay. I remember seeing this a lot when I was real young, so I have a special place for this film in my heart. I will always remember the scenes when Superman fights the separate superman. The scene where that lady is turned into a robot used to scare me, but I think it's cool now. A good Saturday afternoon film.

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