Superman II


Superman II

Overview:

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by Gen. Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

Votes 618 (6.5/10)

Runtime: 127 minutes

Release Date 1980-12-04

Budget: $54,000,000.00

Revenue: $190,458,706.00

Tagline: The Man of Steel meets his match!

Production company:

  • Warner Bros.
  • Dovemead Films
  • Film Export A.G.

Production country:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction

Trailer

Further Information

Lex Luthor
Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
Superman / Clark Kent
Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
Otis
Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
Perry White
Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
Ursa
Sarah Douglas
Sarah Douglas
Lois Lane
Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder
Non
Jack O'Halloran
Jack O'Halloran
Eve Teschmacher
Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
Lara
Susannah York
Susannah York
Sheriff
Clifton James
Clifton James
The President
E.G. Marshall
E.G. Marshall
Jimmy Olsen
Marc McClure
Marc McClure
General Zod
Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
Leueen
Leueen Willoughby
Leueen Willoughby
Alice
Robin Pappas
Robin Pappas
Spokesman
Roger Kemp
Roger Kemp
Terrorist
Roger Brierley
Roger Brierley
Terrorist
Anthony Milner
Anthony Milner
Terrorist
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
Nun
Melissa Wiltsie
Melissa Wiltsie
Gendarme
Alain Dehay
Alain Dehay
C.R.S. Man
Marc Boyle
Marc Boyle
Cab Driver
Alan Stuart
Alan Stuart
Controller
John Ratzenberger
John Ratzenberger
Controller
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Nate
John Morton
John Morton
Boris
Jim Dowdall
Jim Dowdall
Prison Warder
Angus MacInnes
Angus MacInnes
Bell Boy
Antony Sher
Antony Sher
Mother
Elva Mai Hoover
Elva Mai Hoover
Jason
Hadley Kay
Hadley Kay
Father
Todd Woodcroft
Todd Woodcroft
Krypton Elder
John Hollis
John Hollis
Fisherman
Gordon Rollings
Gordon Rollings
Deputy
Peter Whitman
Peter Whitman
J.J.
Bill Bailey
Bill Bailey
Boog
Dinny Powell
Dinny Powell
Man at Bar
Hal Galili
Hal Galili
Willie
Marcus D'Amico
Marcus D'Amico
Dino
Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
Reporter
Richard LeParmentier
Richard LeParmentier
General
Don Fellows
Don Fellows
President's Aide
Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
Presidential Imposter
Tony Sibbald
Tony Sibbald
Diner Owner
Tommy Duggan
Tommy Duggan
Waitress
Pamela Mandell
Pamela Mandell
Rocky
Pepper Martin
Pepper Martin
Newsvendor
Eugene Lipinski
Eugene Lipinski
Kid
Cleon Spencer
Cleon Spencer
Kid
Carl Parris
Carl Parris
Director
Richard Lester
Richard Lester
Screenplay
Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
Screenplay
David Newman
David Newman
Screenplay
Leslie Newman
Leslie Newman
Producer
Pierre Spengler
Pierre Spengler
Original Music Composer
Ken Thorne
Ken Thorne
Director of Photography
Geoffrey Unsworth
Geoffrey Unsworth
Editor
John Victor-Smith
John Victor-Smith
Director of Photography
Robert Paynter
Robert Paynter
Characters
Jerry Siegel
Jerry Siegel
Characters
Joe Shuster
Joe Shuster
Other
Maria Monreal
Maria Monreal
Executive Producer
Ilya Salkind
Ilya Salkind
Story
Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
Casting
Lynn Stalmaster
Lynn Stalmaster
Production Design
John Barry
John Barry
Production Design
Peter Murton
Peter Murton
Special Effects Supervisor
Colin Chilvers
Colin Chilvers
Visual Effects Supervisor
Roy Field
Roy Field
Other
Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson
Special Effects Supervisor
Zoran Perisic
Zoran Perisic
Other
Denys N. Coop
Denys N. Coop
Production Manager
Geoffrey Helman
Geoffrey Helman
Production Manager
Robert Simmonds
Robert Simmonds
Other
David Tomblin
David Tomblin
Other
Robert Lynn
Robert Lynn
Assistant Director
Dusty Symonds
Dusty Symonds
Costume Design
Yvonne Blake
Yvonne Blake
Costume Design
Sue Yelland
Sue Yelland
Production Accountant
Douglas Noakes
Douglas Noakes
Finance
Frans J. Afman
Frans J. Afman
Production Supervisor
Cecil F. Ford
Cecil F. Ford
Production Supervisor
Tim Hampton
Tim Hampton
Production Manager
Vincent Winter
Vincent Winter
Supervising Art Director
Maurice Fowler
Maurice Fowler
Art Direction
Charles Bishop
Charles Bishop
Art Direction
Terry Ackland-Snow
Terry Ackland-Snow
Art Direction
Norman Reynolds
Norman Reynolds
Art Direction
Ernest Archer
Ernest Archer
Sound Editor
Don Sharpe
Don Sharpe
Sound Mixer
Roy Charman
Roy Charman
Camera Operator
Freddie Cooper
Freddie Cooper
Camera Operator
David Garfath
David Garfath
Camera Operator
John Harris
John Harris
Camera Operator
John Morgan
John Morgan
Camera Operator
Ginger Gemmel
Ginger Gemmel
Camera Operator
Chic Waterson
Chic Waterson
Camera Operator
Peter MacDonald
Peter MacDonald
Casting
Debbie McWilliams
Debbie McWilliams
Unit Manager
Allan James
Allan James
Assistant Director
Gareth Tandy
Gareth Tandy
Assistant Director
Christopher Newman
Christopher Newman
Assistant Director
Terry Madden
Terry Madden
Assistant Director
Roy Button
Roy Button
Assistant Director
Paul Storey
Paul Storey
Assistant Director
Raoul Girard
Raoul Girard
Set Decoration
Peter Young
Peter Young
Set Decoration
Peter Howitt
Peter Howitt
Makeup Artist
Stuart Freeborn
Stuart Freeborn
Creative Consultant
Tom Mankiewicz
Tom Mankiewicz

Potential Kermode

**He was called Non because that is the amount of brains he had.** Great sequel that expands on the introductory scenes in Superman (1978) where we met General Zod, Ursa and the massive moron, Non - although I wouldn't call him a moron to his face. (Perhaps if I had a ladder) But anyway, these three criminals are inadvertently released from the Phantom Zone by Superman and they naturally head toward Earth seeking revenge on the son of their jailer. Hackman receives top billing this time now that Brando collected his pay cheque and was at the bank cashing it. A very entertaining and funny sequel thanks to Richard Lester's expert hand at comedy. - Potential Kermode

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