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FULL SYNOPSIS

In a major departure from the tone of the preceding two Superman adventure films, this mix of vile deeds and fantasy heroics drops the "S" out of cosmic and goes for comic instead. Right at the starting gate, Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) and a subsequent slapstick sequence upstage (Christopher Reeves again), who later develops an identity crisis. Gorman, newly trained as a computer whiz, starts working for a conglomerate run by the corporate nemesis Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn), intent on world domination. Gorman is sent to Superman's small town of Smallville to wipe out Columbia's coffee crop by fiddling with the computer side of a weather satellite. Clark Kent is in town for his class reunion, leading Superman to clash with Gorman, which in turn, leads Gorman to develop a hybrid red Kryptonite. Unwittingly, since Gorman's wits are always in doubt, the Red Kryptonite causes Superman to split into a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde schizophrenia -- but in two separate bodies. As the evil Superman swaggers around town, megalomaniac Ross Webster has other tricks in mind -- and in one of the more memorable action scenes (interspersed with a video game sequence), Superman is chased through the Grand Canyon by a fast-flying, very determined missile. Lana Lang (Annette O'Toole) is on hand for romantic interest (Margot Kidder only appears briefly -- she was growing tired of Lois Lane). ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Christopher Reeve
as Clark Kent/Superman
Richard Pryor
as Gus Gorman
Jackie Cooper
as Perry White
Marc McClure
as Jimmy Olsen
Annie Ross
as Vera Webster
Annette O'Toole
as Lana Lang
Pamela Stephenson
as Lorelei Ambrosia
Robert Vaughn
as Ross Webster
Margot Kidder
as Lois Lane
Gavan O'Herlihy
as Brad
Al Matthews
as Fire Chief
Justin Case
as Mime
Henry Woolf
as Penguin Man
R.J. Bell
as Mr. Stokis
Shane Rimmer
as State Policeman
Robert Beatty
as Tanker Captain
Graham Stark
as Blind Man
Helen Horton
as Miss Henderson
Pat Starr
as White-Coated Scientist
Philip Gilbert
as Newsreader
George Chisholm
as Street Sweeper
Terry Camilleri
as Delivery Man
Peter Whitman
as Man at Cash Point
Bob Todd
as Dignified Gent
John Bluthal
as Pisa Vendor
Sandra Dickinson
as Wife
Lou Hirsch
as Fred
Ronnie Brody
as Husband
Pamela Mandell
as Mrs. Stokis
Larry Lamb
as Miner
Barry Dennen
as Dr. McClean
Enid Saunders
as Minnie Bannister
Bill Reimbold
as Wages Man
Stefan Kalipha
as Data School Instructor
Gordon Signer
as Mayor
Gordon Rollings
as Man in Cap
Christopher Malcolm

Crew

Richard Lester
Director
Alexander Salkind
Producer
Pierre Spengler
Producer
Ilya Salkind
Producer
David Newman
Screenwriter
Leslie Newman
Screenwriter
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Giorgio Moroder
Songwriter
Ken Thorne
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Hollywood
Editor
Bert Davey
Production Designer
Peter Murton
Production Designer
Terry Ackland-Snow
Art Director
Bert Davey
Art Director
Charles Bishop
Art Director
Bob Simmonds
Associate Producer
Ilya Salkind
Executive Producer
Peter Young
Set Designer
Evangeline Harrison
Costume Designer
Vangie Harrison
Costume Designer
Colin Chilvers
Special Effects
Roy Field
Special Effects
Dusty Symonds
First Assistant Director
Zoran Perisic
Consultant/advisor
Paul Weston
Coordinator
Paul Weston
Stunts
Vincent Winter
Production Manager
Roy Charman
Sound Mixer
Paul Engelen
Makeup
Stuart Freeborn
Makeup
Graham Freeborn
Makeup
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