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Superman II

Superman II

Superman II

1980 / 127min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: RICHARD LESTER

CAST: CHRISTOPHER REEVE, TERENCE STAMP, GENE HACKMAN, MARGOT KIDDER

Playing General Zod in the 1978 Superman proved the unexpected beginning of a professional renaissance for Stamp, who reprised the role in this spectacular 1980 sequel, which finds Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel relinquishing his powers to pursue a human romance with Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane, only to meet assault on all fronts led by Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor and Stamp’s Zod, a villainous performance for the ages.

Superman II is screening as part of the series Terence Stamp.

Print courtesy of the Tarantino Archives.