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PG| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Computer programmer Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) is hired by financial tycoon Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn) to seize control of a weather satellite and annihilate Colombia's coffee crop. When Superman (Christopher Reeve) manages to thwart the plan, Webster commands Gorman to use the satellite to locate kryptonite, the Man of Steel's mortal weakness. But a missing unknown element in the kryptonite -- replaced by Gorman with tar -- causes an unintended side effect when presented to Superman.

Cast: Christopher Reeve , Richard Pryor , Robert Vaughn , Jackie Cooper , Margot Kidder , Annette O'Toole , Annie Ross , Pamela Stephenson

Director: Richard Lester

Genres: Adventure, Science fiction

Superman III (1983)

Release Date: January 1st, 1983|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Credit goes to Richard Lester, who is much more than an action director and whose erratic brilliance occasionally transcends this material, and to Reeve, who has manfully refused to let on that he is tired of the part (as opposed to the Jedi principals, who phoned theirs in). [17 June 1983, p.D1] show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Superman III is the kind of movie I feared the original "Superman" would be. It's a cinematic comic book, shallow, silly, filled with stunts and action, without much human interest. show more

  • 38
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There are two movies in Superman III, one a witless and obvious and often cruel comic strip, the other a blithe and subtle and often amusing exercise in middle-brow camp. Not only do the two halves never come together, they are in active opposition. [17 June 1983] show more

  • June 20, 2009 robbie61987
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    I think based on all the films and Tv shows he made, Lester was the father of reality or surreal TV.

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