Superman II (1980) Full Movie

Superman II
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Superman II (1980) : Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General 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.

Title Superman II (1980)
Release Date Dec 04, 1980
Genres , ,
Production Company Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries United Kingdom, United States of America
Casts Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, Clifton James, E.G. Marshall
Plot Keywords saving the world, dc comics, niagara falls, sequel, superhero, based on comic, loss of virginity, criminal, super power, phantom zone, rocket fired grenade, crystal machine, superhuman strength, duringcreditsstinger
Superman / Clark Kent
Superman / Clark Kent
Christopher Reeve
Lois Lane
Lois Lane
Margot Kidder
Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor
Gene Hackman
Otis
Otis
Ned Beatty
Perry White
Perry White
Jackie Cooper
Ursa
Ursa
Sarah Douglas
Non
Non
Jack O'Halloran
Eve Teschmacher
Eve Teschmacher
Valerie Perrine
Lara
Lara
Susannah York
Sheriff
Sheriff
Clifton James
The President
The President
E.G. Marshall
Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen
Marc McClure
General Zod
General Zod
Terence Stamp
Leueen
Leueen
Leueen Willoughby
Alice
Alice
Robin Pappas
Spokesman
Spokesman
Roger Kemp
Terrorist
Terrorist
Roger Brierley
Terrorist
Terrorist
Anthony Milner
Terrorist
Terrorist
Richard Griffiths
Nun
Nun
Melissa Wiltsie
Gendarme
Gendarme
Alain Dehay
C.R.S. Man
C.R.S. Man
Marc Boyle
Cab Driver
Cab Driver
Alan Stuart
Controller
Controller
John Ratzenberger
Controller
Controller
Shane Rimmer
Nate
Nate
John Morton
Boris
Boris
Jim Dowdall
Prison Warder
Prison Warder
Angus MacInnes
Bell Boy
Bell Boy
Antony Sher
Mother
Mother
Elva Mai Hoover
Jason
Jason
Hadley Kay
Father
Father
Todd Woodcroft
Krypton Elder
Krypton Elder
John Hollis
Fisherman
Fisherman
Gordon Rollings
Deputy
Deputy
Peter Whitman
J.J.
J.J.
Bill Bailey
Boog
Boog
Dinny Powell
Man at Bar
Man at Bar
Hal Galili
Willie
Willie
Marcus D'Amico
Reporter
Reporter
Richard LeParmentier
General
General
Don Fellows
President's Aide
President's Aide
Michael Shannon
Presidential Imposter
Presidential Imposter
Tony Sibbald
Diner Owner
Diner Owner
Tommy Duggan
Waitress
Waitress
Pamela Mandell
Rocky
Rocky
Pepper Martin
Newsvendor
Newsvendor
Eugene Lipinski
Kid
Kid
Cleon Spencer
Kid
Kid
Carl Parris
Dino
Dino
Jack Cooper
White House Aide (uncredited)
White House Aide (uncredited)
Norman Chancer
French Officer at the White House (uncredited)
French Officer at the White House (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Man Walking by Diner (uncredited)
Man Walking by Diner (uncredited)
Richard Donner
Teenage Clark Kent (archive footage) (uncredited)
Teenage Clark Kent (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeff East
Jonathan Kent in Opening Montage (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jonathan Kent in Opening Montage (archive footage) (uncredited)
Glenn Ford
Krypton Elder (archive footage) (uncredited)
Krypton Elder (archive footage) (uncredited)
Trevor Howard

Reviews

  • 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

  • John Chard

    Fun packed and humanistic sequel is worthy alright. Superman II stars Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, and Jack O'Halloran. It was to be a troubled shoot that saw two directors involved with the project. Richard Donner had completed about three quarters of the film before being taken off the project, so Richard Lester then came in to finish the film. Because of the back stage problems there are a host of writers credited on the film and both Robert Paynter & Geoffrey Unsworth were involved with the cinematography. Filmed using the Megasound system the score is a reworking of John Williams original score by Ken Thorne. Something of a miracle in itself that Superman II, in spite of all the behind the scenes shenanigans, is a very fine sequel to the massively successful Superman from 78. Sure there's some odd tonal shifts, a couple of things don't quite add up (to be corrected later on down the line with the release of the Richard Donner cut), while the villains are badly under written, but this has enough comic book adaptation savvy to please most comic book lovers. This time around sees Superman pitted against three villains who have been released from their prison due to Superman himself detonating a hydrogen bomb in space. The big kicker here being that the three convicts, General Zod, Ursa and Non, are from his home planet of Krypton and had been imprisoned by his father Jor-El. Now they are free they are hell bent on revenge against the son of Jor-El and the planet that worships him. If that was not enough for Superman to contend with, he also has affairs of the heart to deal with as his love for Lois Lane grows ever stronger by the day. While a certain Lex Luthor is plotting his escape from prison... Pic nicely fuses a humanistic heart with exciting set pieces, to make Superman II a worthy sequel to the wonderful template that is the first film. Ultimately we should embrace both cuts of Superman II or it would go downhill from here... 7/10