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Superman II (1980)

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Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

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Storyline

Picking up where "Superman: The Movie" left off, three criminals, General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa, (Sarah Douglas), and Non (Jack O'Halloran) from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they could finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the three criminals. Written by Keith Howley <lald@ptdprolog.net>

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The three outlaws from Krypton descend to Earth to confront the Man of Steel in a cosmic battle for world supremacy. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 June 1981 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,100,523, 21 June 1981

Gross USA:

$108,185,706
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Runtime:

| (Richard Donner Cut)

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(MegaSound encoding) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR_CAMEO(Richard Donner): Walks out of frame during a point-of-view shot as Lois and Clark pull up to the diner. See more »

Goofs

When Zod throws Superman crashing through the side of the Marlboro truck, the "metal" side of the truck flaps a little and you can see that it is in fact a plastic sheet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Krypton guard: Alert, alert, alert.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits incorporate an extensive amount of footage from the first Superman movie. See more »

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Soundtracks

Aerial Battle - Superman Saves Spire
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Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne
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Best Of The Superman Series
31 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is the best of the Superman movies because of the three villains, played by Terrence Stamp, Sarah Douglas and Jack O'Halloran.

Those three are so good, particularly Stamp, that they make this easily the most memorable of the four films. The scenes with them on the moon, their first encounter on earth and their climactic fight against Superman in the skies above Metropolis are all outstanding.

Once again, Superman goes a little overboard in his romance to Lois Lane (do you believe some reviewers are upset there weren't explicit sex scenes in the film?) Hey, folks, it's just a comic book and it's supposed to be innocent, clean fun. Sorry that turns you off. For the rest of us, this is generally very enjoyable film from start to finish, with no real lulls.


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