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Superman III (1983)

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Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.


Richard Lester


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 2 more credits »
3,045 ( 45)
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
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


In mortal enemies, the Man of Steel has no match. Even faced with a trio of sinister super-powered villains from his home planet, Superman saved the day. But can super-strength stand up to the diabolical circuitry of a criminally insane computer? Enter Gus Gorman, a genial half-wit who just happens to be a natural-born genius at computer programming. In his hands, a computer keyboard turns into a deadly weapon, and soon, Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his career. Clark Kent meets his old flame Lana Lang at a Smallville High School reunion and Superman turns into his own worst enemy after exposure to a chunk of red kryptonite. Written by Official DVD cover

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Did You Know?


Following the use of Lex Luthor in the previous two films, some consideration was given to using Brainiac in the third installment. See more »


In the opening sequence, Clark picks up one of the burning toy penguins and blows out the fire. He then puts it down and sends it back into the road - out into the path of traffic - a potential hazard for any drivers. See more »


[first lines]
Unemployment Clerk: Next. Name?
Gus Gorman: Gus Gorman.
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Alternate Versions

Also on some TV/Video versions there is an additional shot of Pryor knocking open a utility room and scaring himself in a mirror. See more »


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Love Theme
Written by Giorgio Moroder and Ken Thorne
Performed by Helen St. John
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
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Quite simple arithmetic: Movie 4, Pryor 8, 8+4: 12 divided by 2: final rate 6!!!
26 May 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

It was really a smart idea to bring Richard Pryor to co-starring this third awful Superman sequel, his unmatched presence supported on every lines spoke by him saves the picture of an entire flop, on early scenes a sort of the slapstick comedy give an slight idea what's coming next, meanwhile they had a right choice to rid off Lois Lane due no longer has beauty ( if had) on previous ones, introducing the younger Annette O'Toole as romantic pair, in other hand the laconic Robert Vaughn didn't was able to overcame Gene Hackman as Luthor, otherwise was happen with the dubious Lorelei on second most interesting character until now, a suppose dumb blonde actually was quite clever indeed, misleading Webster and the audience, whereas Pryor spreading his rough lines as "don't takes me to the jail, there are so many crooks, thieves and rapists", oh my god fantastic, when he shows to Webster his plans to build a powerful computer he puts on table so many rough drafts, to laugh so hard, several scenes he delivers all he can on his own words ( just supposedly ), whatever Superman does in mostly scenes weren't enough to faces Pryor in a few of them, one more picture saves by a supporting role!!!


First watch: 1986 / How many: 3 / Source: TV-DVD-Blu-Ray / Rating: 6

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Release Date:

17 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman vs. Superman See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Canyon, Arizona, USA See more »


Box Office


$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,352,357, 19 June 1983

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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