Superman III (1983) Full Movie

Superman III
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Superman III (1983) : Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.

Title Superman III (1983)
Release Date Jun 17, 1983
Genres , , ,
Production Company Dovemead Films, Cantharus Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries United Kingdom, United States of America
Casts Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O'Toole, Annie Ross, Pamela Stephenson, Robert Vaughn, Margot Kidder, Gavan O'Herlihy, Al Matthews
Plot Keywords saving the world, dc comics, super computer, identity crisis, loss of powers, sequel, superhero, based on comic, hacking, super power, bowling alley, superhuman strength
Superman / Clark Kent
Superman / Clark Kent
Christopher Reeve
Gus Gorman
Gus Gorman
Richard Pryor
Perry White
Perry White
Jackie Cooper
Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen
Marc McClure
Lana Lang
Lana Lang
Annette O'Toole
Vera Webster
Vera Webster
Annie Ross
Lorelei
Lorelei
Pamela Stephenson
Ross Webster
Ross Webster
Robert Vaughn
Lois Lane
Lois Lane
Margot Kidder
Brad
Brad
Gavan O'Herlihy
Fire Chief
Fire Chief
Al Matthews
Unemployment Clerk
Unemployment Clerk
Nancy Roberts
Blind Man
Blind Man
Graham Stark
Penguin Man
Penguin Man
Henry Woolf
Man In Cap
Man In Cap
Gordon Rollings
Bank Robber
Bank Robber
Peter Wear
Delivery Man
Delivery Man
Terry Camilleri
Dignified Gent
Dignified Gent
Bob Todd
Pisa Vendor
Pisa Vendor
John Bluthal
Data School Instructor
Data School Instructor
Stefan Kalipha
Miss Henderson
Miss Henderson
Helen Horton
Fred
Fred
Lou Hirsch
Wages Man
Wages Man
Bill Reimbold
State Policeman
State Policeman
Shane Rimmer
Dr. McClean
Dr. McClean
Barry Dennen
Minnie Bannister
Minnie Bannister
Enid Saunders
Mrs. Stokis
Mrs. Stokis
Pamela Mandell
Mr. Stokis
Mr. Stokis
R.J. Bell
Man At Cash Point
Man At Cash Point
Peter Whitman
Husband
Husband
Ronnie Brody
Wife
Wife
Sandra Dickinson
Newsreader
Newsreader
Philip Gilbert
White-Coated Scientist
White-Coated Scientist
Pat Starr
Mayor
Mayor
Gordon Signer
Street Sweeper
Street Sweeper
George Chisholm
Olympic Runner
Olympic Runner
David Fielder
Tanker Captain
Tanker Captain
Robert Beatty
1st Miner
1st Miner
Christopher Malcolm
2nd Miner
2nd Miner
Larry Lamb
Commuter (uncredited)
Commuter (uncredited)
Tina Simmons

Reviews

  • Charles Dance

    **Great sequel!** A funny, exciting Superman movie that includes the greatest scene in the franchise - the junkyard fight between Evil Supes and his nerdy counterpart, Clark Kent. Richard Pryor is hilarious as the hapless Gus Gorman - the computer programming genius with a heart. Robert Vaughn makes for a great villain and the special effects are top notch. So much more entertaining than the tedious bile that would come in later years - Superman Returns and the Henry Cavill rubbish. I remember sitting in the packed theater in 1983 and the whole audience thoroughly enjoying this - laughing and cheering in all the right places. And for those who claim the film is too silly - do they not remember Ned Beatty as the cretin Otis in Superman and Superman II - surely the stupidest character to grace the series. - Charles Dance

  • John Chard

    Never underestimate the power of computers. After being caught for a money making computer scam, Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor - wonderful) is recruited by unscrupulous multimillionaire Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn). With Gorman's computer expertise, Webster plans to take complete economic control. But first there is the considerable issue of eradicating Superman first... Richard Lester, as everyone now knows, inherited Superman 2 from the jettisoned Richard Donner. Here we have a complete Richard Lester Superman film, and from the extended slapstick opening we are aware that this is far lighter in tone than the previous two films. Lester's credits are steeped in comedy traditions, so it's no real surprise that Superman 3 is more airy comic book than troubled caped crusader. This is something that many franchise fans are completely unforgiving about. Which is a shame, because viewed as a comic book bit of nonsense it's a rather enjoyable film, certainly it's the one with the most fun approach. The action is very well put together, with a franchise highlight as Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) gets to fight a clearly off kilter Superman (erm, Reeve again), and the comedy, if accepted on its own terms, is very rewarding. Annette O'Toole (adorable) takes the lead love interest role for this one, with Margo Kidder only along for cameo duties. Pamela Stephenson is on hand for some sex bomb side-kick to Vaughn work, and Annie Ross gest the bitch sibling role and gets her teeth and "wires" into it. All told, it's not a ground shaking superhero film, but it does work as entertainment if one can cast off the mythology of Superman and his fantastical complexities. To do so is not a crime against ones superhero beliefs, it's just an acceptance that this is a different approach, and that Superman 3's only real crime is not being as good as the two film's that preceded it. Hey, just think, "Quest For Peace" was around the corner... 6/10