Superman III (1983) Poster



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Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)

Followed by 

Superman II (2006) (Video)
Return to Supermans (2007) (TV Series)

Edited from 

Superman (1978)
The closing shots of Superman in space were lifted from Superman (1978)
Hurricane (1979)
The large red building that falls over is edited in Superman III

Edited into 

Kameleon als schokkend doelwit (2007) (Video)
Some of the introduction shots of the oil-pumps


The Public Enemy (1931)
grapefruit scene at 0:48
I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
During the film, Lana convinces Clark to ask Superman to attend the birthday party of her son Ricky. In the town square, the mayor of Smallville mentions hearing that Superman was going to attend "Little Ricky's party". In the "I Love Lucy" episode "Lucy Meets Superman", George Reeves as Superman attends Little Ricky's birthday party
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The film's poster can be seen briefly in the junkyard scene
Sex in the Snow (1971)
Lorelei Ambrosia calls Evil Superman her "Après-ski", in an intimate, winter resort setting.
Royal Flash (1975)
Flashman character in Smallville
Blade Runner (1982)
The film's poster can be seen briefly in the junkyard scene

Referenced in 

The Last Horror Film (1982)
Planes fly over the beach at Cannes towing the words 'Superman III now in production'
The Making of 'Superman III' (1983) (TV Movie)
Frequently referenced throughout.
Supergirl: The Making of the Movie (1984) (TV Movie)
mentionned once
Memories of Videodisc (1986) (Video)
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
After Walt has been ascribing fantastic and supernatural abilities to Mick Dundee, RICO SAYS: If what you say is true, it's lucky that we brought the Kryptonite.
Superboy: The Beast and Beauty (1988) (TV Episode)
Detective Harris refers to the fact that Superboy can crush coal into diamonds with his bare hands.
Clerks. (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Hackers (1995)
Computer manipulation of oil tankers
Office Space (1999)
The computer scam the three heroes attempt is reffered to as "like in Superman 3".
Entrapment (1999)
Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Grief Counselor (2002) (TV Episode)
Andy fantasizes about crushing a lump of coal (amongst other things) into a diamond.
Smallville: Crusade (2004) (TV Episode)
Clark is split into two and the good Clark defeats his darker self.
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005)
videotape in stack
Smallville: Reckoning (2006) (TV Episode)
Clark squeezes coal in his hand, until it crushes into a diamond. Then made a ring as a gift to Lana.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Talked about as clips are shown on screen
The Curse of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Big Bang Theory: The Big Bran Hypothesis (2007) (TV Episode)
The guys plan on watching a Superman movie marathon.
Smallville: Lara (2007) (TV Episode)
Kara's crystal is composed of 7% unknown material. The same was true of kryptonite in the film.
The Deconstructor: Superheroes (2008) (TV Episode)
Features selected themes and characters
Supernatural: Dream a Little Dream of Me (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Smallville: Prey (2008) (TV Episode)
Clark throws a tire to subdue an assailant. Clark Kent did the same thing in Superman III when fighting the evil Superman.
The Nostalgia Critic: Superman IV (2009) (TV Episode)
is briefly mentioned
The Cinema Snob: Superman: The 1975 Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions that the third part of Superman: The Musical will have Richard Pryor.
How I Met Your Mother: The Slutty Pumpkin Returns (2011) (TV Episode)
Barney splits into Canadian and American Barneys: they fight while quoting dialogue from the fight between evil superman and Clark Kent
The Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme music is tied with the Indiana Jones theme at number 7.
How I Met Your Mother: The Fortress (2013) (TV Episode)
Barney mentions the movie by name.
Community: Advanced Introduction to Finality (2013) (TV Episode)
Evil Abed says, "You have no idea how long I've been waiting to talk to you about it - kind of a 'Superman III' meets that 'Star Trek' episode meets season 3 of 'The Cape.'"
Bum Reviews: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
"Not Number 3 or 4 bad, I can't work miracles."
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike says that the last two Christopher Reeve Superman movies were junk.
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
cited as part of Pryor's career decline

Featured in 

The Making of 'Superman III' (1983) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
At the Movies: The Man with Two Brains/Superman III/Trading Places/Psycho II (1983) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Movie is reviewed.
Superman 50th Anniversary (1988) (TV Movie)
Clip of Robert Vaughn as Ross Webster shown.
Biography: Richard Pryor: Comic on the Edge (1996) (TV Episode)
features clips from this film
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips shown as this sequel is talked about
The Science of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Various scenes.
The Curse of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story (2006) (TV Movie)
The Mythology of Superman (2006) (Video)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Superman (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD box set Superman: Ultimate Collector's Edition featuring the film is release reviewed + footage used
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.44 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Larry Lamb.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Wiz (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic recalls Richard Pryor's appearance in this movie
The Nostalgia Chick: Supergirl (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara says this movie sucks

Spoofed in 

BASEketball (1998)
Robert Vaughn's blackmailing of the heroes is a parody of his blackmailing of Richard Pryor in Superman III, including the phrase "play ball".
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (2012) (Video)
Porn parody of the classic superhero

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