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Superman III ()


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

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Superman / Clark Kent
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Gus Gorman
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Perry White
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Jimmy Olsen
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Lana Lang
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Vera
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Lorelei
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Ross Webster
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Lois Lane
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Brad
Nancy Roberts ...
Unemployment Clerk
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Blind Man
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Penguin Man
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Man In Cap
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Bank Robber
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Mime
Bob Todd ...
Dignified Gent
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Delivery Man
Stefan Kalipha ...
Data School Instructor
Helen Horton ...
Miss Henderson
Lou Hirsch ...
Fred
Bill Reimbold ...
Wages Man
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State Policeman
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Fire Chief
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Dr. McClean
Enid Saunders ...
Minnie Bannister
Kevin Harrison Cork ...
D.J.
Robert Henderson ...
Mr. Simpson
Paul Kaethler ...
Ricky
R.J. Bell ...
Mr. Stokis
Pamela Mandell ...
Mrs. Stokis
Peter Whitman ...
Man At Cash Point
Ronnie Brody ...
Husband
Sandra Dickinson ...
Wife
Philip Gilbert ...
Newsreader
Pat Starr ...
White Coated Scientist
Gordon Signer ...
Mayor
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Pisa Vendor
George Chisholm ...
Street Sweeper
David Fielder ...
Olympic Runner
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Tanker Captain
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1st Miner (as Chris Malcolm)
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2nd Miner
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Brain Surgeon (scenesDeleted)
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Man Trapped in Car (uncredited)
Maxwell Craig ...
Man in Unemployment Line (uncredited)
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Applauding Man (uncredited)
Les Kimber ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
Grant Lowe ...
Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Commuter (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ...
Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
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Commuter (uncredited)
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Boy at Photo Booth (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ...
Man in Elevator (uncredited)
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Commuter (uncredited)
Fred Wood ...
Dole Recipient - next to Richard Pryor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Lester

Written by (WGA)

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Jerry Siegel ... (character created by: Superman) &
Joe Shuster ... (character created by: Superman)
 
David Newman ... (screenplay by) &
Leslie Newman ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Alexander Salkind ... executive producer
Ilya Salkind ... executive producer
Robert Simmonds ... associate producer
Pierre Spengler ... producer

Music by

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Ken Thorne

Cinematography by

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Robert Paynter ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Victor-Smith ... (as John Victor Smith)

Editorial Department

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Peter Hollywood ... associate editor
Peter Holt ... assistant editor
Chris Kennedy ... assistant editor
Brian Lintern ... assistant editor
Bob Mullen ... assistant editor
Colin Wilson ... assistant editor
Steve Johnson ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Debbie McWilliams

Production Design by

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Peter Murton

Art Direction by

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Brian Ackland-Snow
Terry Ackland-Snow
Bert Davey

Set Decoration by

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Peter Young

Costume Design by

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Evangeline Harrison

Makeup Department

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Paul Engelen ... makeup artist
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith ... hairdresser
Joan White ... hairdresser
Richard Glass ... standby contact lens optician (uncredited)
Gail Kennedy ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Robert L. Stevenson ... hair department head (uncredited)

Production Management

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Chris Coles ... production manager: USA
Michael Dryhurst ... production supervisor: Alberta
Les Kimber ... production manager: Alberta
Doug MacLeod ... unit manager: Alberta (as Doug McLeod)
Michael E. Steele ... unit manager: Alberta (as Michael Steele)
Vincent Winter ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ken Baker ... assistant director: process unit
David Lane ... flying and second unit director
Nick Laws ... second assistant director: process unit
Christopher Newman ... assistant director (as Chris Newman)
Dusty Symonds ... first assistant director
Keith Young ... assistant director

Art Department

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Charles Bishop ... art director: model unit
Alan Booth ... construction manager
Ken Chang ... construction manager: Alberta
Bert Hearn ... prop master
John Leuenberger ... prop master
Dennis Maddison ... buyer
Ted Michell ... scenic artist
John Paterson ... construction manager
Michael G. Ploog ... illustrator (as Michael Ploog)
Denis Rich ... illustrator
Michael Boone ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Joe Cassar ... carpenter (uncredited)
Mick Chubbock ... plasterer (uncredited)
Paul Duff ... carpenter (uncredited)
Steve Furneaux ... carpenter (uncredited)
Richard Holland ... set designer (uncredited)
Robert Jackson ... carpenter (uncredited)
Wesley Peppiatt ... props (uncredited)
Andrew Semple ... painter (uncredited)
Bob Sherwood ... dressing prop (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Roy Charman ... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Archie Ludski ... dubbing editor
Robin O'Donoghue ... re-recording mixer
Rocky Phelan ... dubbing editor
Don Sharpe ... dubbing editor
Paul Smith ... dubbing editor
Richard Lightman ... foley artist (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Colin Chilvers ... director of special effects and miniatures
Martin Gutteridge ... special effects
Robert Harman ... flying effects technician (as Bob Harman)
Brian Warner ... special effects
Chris Corbould ... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Ian Corbould ... special effects (uncredited)
Neil Corbould ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Paul Corbould ... special effects (uncredited)
Ricky Farns ... special effects (uncredited)
David Ford ... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects (uncredited)
Peter Netley ... special effects (uncredited)
Roy Quinn ... special effects (uncredited)
David Neil Trifunovich ... on set effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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James Aspinall ... zoptic assistant
Dennis Bartlett ... travelling matte supervisor
Janice Body ... assistant matte artist
Martin Body ... optical and matte camera
Dick Dimbleby ... optical printer
Dave Docwra ... optical printer
Roy Field ... supervisor of optical & visual effects
Peter Harman ... optical and matte camera
Jim Machin ... model maker
Peter Melrose ... matte artist
Harry Oakes ... director of photography: model unit
Zoran Perisic ... front projection consultant
Charles Stoneham ... matte artist
David Wynn-Jones ... zoptic front projection supervisor (as David Wynn Jones)
Alan Buchan ... visual effects (uncredited)
Costas Charitou ... titles & opticals: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
Peter Donen ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Nigel Gostelow ... floor runner: model unit (uncredited)
Dion Hatch ... optical cameraman: CRC (uncredited)
Keith Holland ... visual effects camera operator (uncredited)
Derek Meddings ... additional model effects (uncredited)
Terry Reed ... supervising model maker (uncredited)
Tim Walton ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Paul Wilson ... additional model photography (uncredited)
Steve Wright ... digital animator: video game computer animation, Atari Inc. (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roy Alon ... stunts
Ric Anderson ... stunt driver
Ken Barker ... stunts
Dickey Beer ... stunts (as Dicky Beer)
Marc Boyle ... stunts
Sue Crosland ... stunts
Clive Curtis ... stunts
Tracey Eddon ... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam ... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Richard Hammatt ... stunts
Reg Harding ... stunts
Billy Horrigan ... stunts
Wendy Leech ... stunts
Wayne Michaels ... stunts
Colin Skeaping ... stunts
Eddie Stacey ... stunts
Mark Stewart ... stunts
Terry Walsh ... stunts
Paul Weston ... stunt coordinator
Rick Anderson ... stunts (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon ... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Gillard ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Alex Green ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hancock ... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Kirzinger ... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer ... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston ... stunts (uncredited)
Les White ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Bailin ... background photographer
Steve Claydon ... focus puller (as Stephen Claydon)
Freddie Cooper ... camera operator (as Freddy Cooper)
John Deaton ... focus puller: model unit
David Garfath ... camera operator
Ginger Gemmel ... camera operator: model unit (as Ginger Gemmell)
Ron Goodman ... Wesscam photographer: process backgrounds (as Ronald Goodman)
Keith Hamshere ... still photographer
John Harris ... director of photography: process unit
Ian Kelly ... video supervisor: process unit
John May ... gaffer
John Palmer ... camera operator: process unit
Jeff Paynter ... focus puller
Cervin Robinson ... process stills
Tony Strachan ... focus puller: process unit
Frode Wik ... assistant: process backgrounds
Vince Goddard ... electrician (uncredited)
Derek Suter ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Matt Tundo ... director of photography: Alberta scenes (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Michelle Guish ... casting assistant
Trish Robinson ... casting: Canada (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Betty Adamson ... wardrobe supervisor
Diane Jones ... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Ann Schoemaker ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Virginia Lynch ... assistant location manager
Philip Seber ... location and firefighter support (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Hathaway ... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Giorgio Moroder ... composer: original songs
John Richards ... music mixer / music re-recordist
John Williams ... composer: original Superman themes
Ken Thorne ... conductor (uncredited) / music arranger (uncredited)

Other crew

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Trudy Balen ... personal assistant to producer
Joy Bayley ... production assistant
Allen Burry ... publicist (as Alan Burry)
Maureen Campbell ... production assistant
Pamela Carlton ... continuity
Marilyn Clarke ... continuity: process backgrounds
Pauline Coutelenq ... production executive
Quinn Donoghue ... publicist
Tricia Fisher ... secretary to producer
Sue Hausner ... personal assistant to executive producer
Bobbie Johnson ... assistant accountant
Katya Kolpaktchy ... continuity: model unit
Lyn Lucibello ... assistant accountant: Alberta (as Lynn Lucibello)
Doris Martin ... continuity: process unit
Jennie McClean ... secretary to director
Heather McIntosh ... location accountant: Alberta
Terry Mellis ... accountant
Maria Monreal ... executive assistant to producers
Patricia O'Reilly ... publicist (as Patricia O'Reilly)
Sally Pardo ... production assistant
Colin Prescott ... balloon stunts arranger
Alexander Salkind ... presenter
Christine Samways ... assistant accountant
Howard R. Schuster ... financial services
John Trehy ... production accountant
Suzie F. Wiesmann ... accounts secretary (as Sue Ford)
Marc Wolff ... helicopter pilot
Trudy Work ... production assistant: Alberta
Frans J. Afman ... financial consultant (uncredited)
Bill Finger ... character: Lana Lang (uncredited)
Mark Mostyn ... runner (uncredited)
Christopher Reeve ... production consultant (uncredited)
John Sikela ... character: Lana Lang (uncredited)
Tana Tocher ... caterer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Wealthy businessman Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn)discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor), a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle. Written by Robb

Plot Keywords
Taglines If the world's most powerful computer can control even Superman...no one on earth is safe. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Superman vs. Superman (United States)
  • Superman III - Der stählerne Blitz (Germany)
  • Superman 3 (Czech Republic)
  • Superman 3 (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Супермен III (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Budget $39,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In his autobiography, Richard Pryor admitted that he thought the screenplay for this movie was terrible, and he only accepted the role because he was offered five million dollars for it. See more »
Goofs Superman has trouble breathing inside the "bubble" the supercomputer covers him with, but he can still fly in space. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Rock On See more »
Quotes Ross Webster: I ask you to kill Superman, and you're telling me you couldn't even do that one, simple thing.
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