Director: Richard Lester Run Time: 127 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1980
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Ned Beatty, Sarah Douglas
Screenwriters: Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman
Producer: Pierre Spengler
Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, and Margot Kidder return in this blockbuster sequel to one of the most beloved superhero movies ever made. On the verge of giving up his powers for love, Superman (Reeve) is confronted by three super-criminals from his home planet who have escaped imprisonment and come to Earth with the same abilities as the man of steel. Imperious insurrectionist General Zod (Terence Stamp), seductive but sadistic Ursa (Sarah Douglas), and mute brute Non (Jack O’Halloran) challenge Superman to a cosmic battle for world supremacy — just as Superman and Lois Lane (Kidder) finally get romantically involved.