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Story

Here was a case in which the progenitors of this successful comic-book adaptation figured they had to go in a new direction--and chose the wrong one. For starters, they recruited comedian Richard Pryor, who was the kiss of death for almost every movie he was in except his own concert films. He plays a computer specialist who is hired by a criminal mastermind (Robert Vaughan) to help him take on Superman by exposing him to a new form of Kryptonite: red Kryptonite, which always had unpredictable effects in the comic books. In this film, it splits Superman in two, dividing his good self from his dark side. The special effects had gone about as far as they could, and this movie strains to hold an audience's interest for its full running length. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Christopher ReeveSuperman/Clark Kent
Richard PryorGus Gorman
Jackie CooperPerry White
Marc McClureJimmy Olsen
Annette O'TooleLana Lang
Annie RossVera
Pamela StephensonLorelei
Robert VaughnRoss Webster
Margot KidderLois Lane
Gavan O'HerlihyBrad

  • Genre: Fantasy Movies
  • Director: Richard Lester
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 125 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.20:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 17, 1983
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 1, 2001
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