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Superman III (1983)
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07.26.09

Superman III (1983) 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.

Movie Tagline:
If the world's most powerful computer can control even Superman...no one on earth is safe.

Also Known As:
Superman vs. Superman

Title: Superman III
Release Date: June 17, 1983
Runtime: 125 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby, 70 mm 6-Track
IMDB Rating: 4.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 5.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: PG

Director(s):
Richard Lester

Cast:
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
Justin Case ...Mime
Bob Todd ...Dignified Gent
Terry Camilleri ...Delivery Man
Stefan Kalipha ...Data School Instructor
Helen Horton ...Miss Henderson
Lou Hirsch ...Fred
Bill Reimbold ...Wages Man
Shane Rimmer ...State Policeman
Al Matthews ...Fire Chief
Barry Dennen ...Dr. McClean
Enid Saunders ...Minnie Bannister
Kevin Harrison Cork ...D.J.
Robert Henderson ...Mr. Simpson
Paul Kaethler ...Ricky
R.J. Bell ...Mr. Stokis

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Ilya Salkind
Robert Simmonds
Pierre Spengler

Writer(s):
David Newman
Leslie Newman
Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster

Composer(s):
Ken Thorne




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"On the Streets of Metropolis (Intro to Superman III)"
"Rock On"
"No See No Cry"
"They Won't Get Me"
"Love Theme"

More Movie Taglines:
  • If the world's most powerful computer can control even Superman...no one on earth is safe.
  • The world's super hero in his toughest adventure yet!
  • Superman vs. the king of computerized crime!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Vera Webster: Don't call me "man."
  • Perry White: I don't understand you Olsen. A boring banquet and you bring me three thousand boring pictures. Yet Superman saves a man from drowning on 3rd Avenue this morning while you stand there watching the whole thing and you don't even bring me one picture. Jimmy Olsen: Chief, I didn't have my camera with me. Perry White: [while Jimmy mouths the words he knows by heart] A photographer *eats* with his camera. A photographer *sleeps* with his camera. Lois Lane: I'm glad I'm a writer.
  • Ross Webster: I can't have anyone with me... who isn't with me.
  • Gus Gorman: I don't want to go to jail because there are robbers and rapers and rapers who rape robbers.
  • Ross Webster: I ask you to kill Superman, and you're telling me you couldn't even do that one, simple thing.
Movie Trivia:
  • In the opening sequence, the location used for downtown Metropolis is Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Annette O'Toole who plays Lana Lang, plays Martha Kent in WB's TV series "Smallville" (2001).
  • The video game "played" by Ross Webster was created for the film and originally looked very life-like, so much so that the creators were asked to make it look more computer-like, so that the fact that it was actually a game would be more obvious to the audience.
  • The program Gus creates in the beginning that supposedly impossible is just a series of PRINT statements when Gus lists it.
  • Margot Kidder had less than five minutes of screen time in this film, with only twelve lines in total, after she expressed her disgust to the producers over the firing of Richard Donner from Superman II (1980).
IMDB Links:
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Keywords:
Kryptonite, Computer, Smallville, High School Reunion, Villain  ...[more]


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