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Writers:
Jerry Siegel (characters) &
Joe Shuster (characters) ...
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Release Date:
28 November 2006 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The original cut of Donner's version is superior to Lester's cut. See more (126 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Gene Hackman ... Lex Luthor (archive footage)

Christopher Reeve ... Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman (archive footage)

Marlon Brando ... Jor-El (archive footage)

Ned Beatty ... Otis (archive footage)

Jackie Cooper ... Perry White (archive footage)

Sarah Douglas ... Ursa (archive footage)

Margot Kidder ... Lois Lane (archive footage)

Jack O'Halloran ... Non (archive footage)

Valerie Perrine ... Eve Teschmacher (archive footage)

Clifton James ... Sheriff (archive footage)

E.G. Marshall ... The President (archive footage)

Marc McClure ... Jimmy Olsen (archive footage)

Terence Stamp ... General Zod (archive footage)

John Ratzenberger ... Controller #1 (archive footage)

Shane Rimmer ... Controller #2 (archive footage)
John Morton ... Nate (archive footage)
Jim Dowdall ... Boris (archive footage) (as Jim Dowdell)

Angus MacInnes ... Prison Warder (archive footage) (as Angus McInnes)

Antony Sher ... Bell Boy (archive footage)
Elva Mai Hoover ... Mother (archive footage) (as Elva May Hoover)
Hadley Kay ... Jason (archive footage)
Todd Woodcroft ... Father (archive footage)

Gordon Rollings ... Fisherman (archive footage)
Peter Whitman ... Deputy (archive footage)

Richard LeParmentier ... Reporter (archive footage) (as Richard Parmentier)
Don Fellows ... General (archive footage)

Michael Shannon ... President's Aide (archive footage) (as Michael J. Shannon)
Tony Sibbald ... Presidental Imposter (archive footage)
Tommy Duggan ... Diner Owner (archive footage)
Pamela Mandell ... Waitress (archive footage)
Pepper Martin ... Rocky (archive footage)

Eugene Lipinski ... Newsvendor (archive footage)
Cleon Spencer ... Kid #1 (archive footage)
Carl Parris ... Kid #2 (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Austin Majors ... Ranch Boy (voice)
Aaron Smolinski ... Baby Kal-El (archive footage)

Directed by
Richard Donner 
Richard Lester (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Jerry Siegel (characters) &
Joe Shuster (characters)

Mario Puzo (story)

Mario Puzo (screenplay) &
David Newman (screenplay) &
Leslie Newman (screenplay)

Tom Mankiewicz  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Derek Hoffman .... co-producer
Ilya Salkind .... executive producer
Pierre Spengler .... producer
Michael Thau .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Robert Paynter 
Geoffrey Unsworth 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Baird 
Michael Thau 
John Victor-Smith 
 
Production Management
Michael Crawford .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Denis Rich .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Melissa A. Corns .... assistant sound editor (as Melissa Corns)
Cameron Frankley .... sound designer
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor (as Randall Kelley)
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound effects editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer (as Greg Watkins)
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Avitabile .... digital compositor
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Derek Bird .... digital compositor
Kevin R. Browne .... digital artist
Chad Buehler .... digital compositor
Cyntia Büll .... digital compositor (as Cyntia Buell)
Michael Collins .... digital compositor
Mark S. Driscoll .... CEO: LOOK! Effects (as Mark Driscoll)
Mark S. Driscoll .... president: LOOK! Effects (as Mark Driscoll)
Marc Fisher .... digital effects artist (director's cut)
Jenny Foster .... visual effects producer
Michelle Herrin .... digital artist
Anthony 'Max' Ivins .... visual effects supervisor (as Max Ivins)
Christopher Ivins .... compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Michael Kaelin .... digital compositor
Michael Kennen .... digital compositor
Danny S. Kim .... visual effects art director (as Danny Kim)
Cornelia Magas .... digital compositor
Felix Ojeda .... digital compositor (as Felix Ojeda III)
Rob Ozaeta .... Flame artist (as Robb Ozaeta)
Rebecca Ramsey .... visual effects executive producer: Look Effects
Gabriel Sanchez .... Flame artist
Clay Sparks .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunt rigger
Brian Christensen .... stunt rigger
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunt coordinator
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Gillett .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Fisher .... finishing editor
Christine Vasquez .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Jay Duerr .... music editor
Eric Tomlinson .... score mixer
Eric Tomlinson .... score recordist
 
Other crew
Matt Faulkner .... title designer: main titles
Suzanne Friedline .... adr voice match
Tom Mankiewicz .... creative consultant
 
Thanks
Jack Dubnicek .... special thanks
Warren Farnes .... thanks (2006 reconstruction)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sequences of action violence, some language and brief mild sensuality
Runtime:
USA:115 min
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Trivia:
Most of the new scenes in this cut were shot during the production of the original Superman (1978). They had to be re-written and re-shot by Richard Lester because, under Director's Guild rules, he had to direct more than half the film to be credited. One exception to this is the new alternate scene where Lois discovers Clark's true identity by shooting him. Richard Donner was never able to shoot this scene during principal photography. The take now used in this cut was actually used as a screen test for Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the prison scene when Lex Luthor rounds a corner and grabs Otis, the wall they are standing in front of moves when Otis bumps into it.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jor-El:I ask you now to pronounce judgment on those accused. On this... this mindless aberration, whose only means of expression are wanton violence and destruction; on the woman Ursa, whose perversions and unreasoning hatred of all mankind have threatened even the children of the planet Krypton; finally, General Zod. Chief architect of this intended revolution and author of this insidious plot to establish a new order amongst us...
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Movie Connections:
Version of Superman (1978)See more »

FAQ

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Why was Richard Donner fired from directing the original cut of Superman II?
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The original cut of Donner's version is superior to Lester's cut., 2 March 2007
Author: Lucien Lessard from Canada

Three villains (Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas and Jack O'Halloran) from the home planet of Krypton are coming to Earth. Which these powerful villains wants to rule the world. Clark Kent/Superman (Christopher Reeve) starts falling for Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). Which she slowly finds out that Superman is Clark Kent. But Lex Luthor (Two Time Oscar-Winner:Gene Hackman) escapes from prison. He tries to find any new weakness of Superman but Lex decides to team up with these villains are just as powerful as Superman. But these villains are three time more overpowering than Superman.

This review is for the Director's Cut, which it was originally directed by Richard Donner (Conspiracy Theory, The Goonies, Superman). Which the director was fired, when he was nearly done with the film by the producers. Which the producers made many changes for the budget of the movie, especially not hiring the late Oscar-Winner:Marlon Brando for certain key scenes (Which Donner already shot for the first picture but deleted it for using those scenes for the sequel). Which Brando was replaced by Susannah York in the Richard Lester (Superman 3, A Hard Day's Night, The Three Musketeers) version. In this new version, Donner removes all the footage shot by Lester in the original theatrical release by adding his as it was originally intended in the screenplay. The scenes with Brando are added back in, the Lois Lane character plots more designs to unmask Clark Kent as Superman and more.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and an digitally remastered-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD has an introduction by the director, an running commentary track by the director and creative consultant:Tom Mankiewicz, a featurette about restoring Donner's cut and deleted scenes. I actually enjoy Donner's cut more than Lester's. Still Lester's version isn't bad, since about 60 percent of Lester's cut was shot by Donner. The conclusion of both cuts are different. Donner's cut is actually more personal, it is very close to the first "Superman" film. Donner had a chance to credit as co-director before the theatrical release of "Superman 2" but he decline. He felt that the producers and Lester made many changes that they were silly , especially in certain key moments. Donner's cut is actually 12 minutes shorter that Lester's version. Actually it is a matter of personal taste, what version you like best. Judge it for yourself. Panavision. (**** 1/2 out of *****).

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