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28 November 2006 (USA) See more »
As Originally Conceived and Intended
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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
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
Christine Dougherty .... digital intermediate producer (as Christine Vasquez)
Marc Fisher .... finishing editor
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
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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Rated PG for sequences of action violence, some language and brief mild sensuality
USA:115 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

In shooting an emotional scene near the end of the film where Lois sheds tears while having a conversation with Superman on the roof of her apartment, Margot Kidder refused to have anything help her to cry. And sure enough, she was able to do it on her own.See more »
Plot holes: Superman turns back time so that General Zod, Ursa and Non never leave the Phantom Zone, but we aren't shown how Superman deals with the missiles launched at the end of the first Superman movie - meaning, after turning back time, they should escape again, if Superman dealt with the nuclear missiles in the same manner. (This is a problem that actually stems from the first movie, where we aren't shown Superman dealing with the crisis in a different fashion after Lois dies - he shows up at Lois' car, and the aftershocks that caused her death just never happen.)

The next scene we see is meant to be the beginning of the movie again, with the Daily Planet - so after the nuclear explosions, and before the arrival of the villains - but Clark goes back to straighten out the trucker who hit him afterwards - though because Superman turned back time, basically, this event never happened - so Clark was hitting an innocent man for no reason. (The diner owner says that he just had the place fixed up - meaning the scuffle did occur, and Clark claims he's been working out, meaning from the last time they saw him, when he was beaten - however, again, this never happened because Superman turned back time again.)

Moreover, towards the end of the film, Superman destroys the Fortress of Solitude with his heat-sight - the Fortress of Solitude should be reconstructed (and with Jor-El available to guide Kal-El again) due to Superman turning back time again. The time travel device, beyond complicating the film's time-line, nullifies Jor-El's sacrifice and Superman's lesson, as after turning back time, things should be "back to normal" again.

Furthermore, if Superman's end-game was to turn back time all along, he didn't have to fight the super-villains in Metropolis or in the Fortress of Solitude at all - he could have turned back time immediately after regaining his powers, or following the Metropolis fight.See more »
[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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Why was Richard Donner fired from directing the original cut of Superman II?
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43 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
For the first time in my life, everything is crystal clear..., 30 November 2006
Author: ritecorvini from United States

This should have been the original Superman II! When you watch it, you finally understand what the hell Superman and his father have been saying all these years. It all makes sense now. Having grown up on Superman, I feel cheated!!! I had to wait until now to finally understand one of my favorite film series! It's just a crime!

Not only does Donner's film flow better and enlighten the viewer, it even makes those annoying villains have more purpose. Even as a kid, I thought they were ridiculous. They're still ridiculous in this film, but Donner links them more clearly to Superman's past, so you get pulled into the plot line more.

Watch this film and you'll see my point.

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