Superman II

Synopsis: Picking up where "Superman: The Movie" left off, three criminals, General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa, (Sarah Douglas), and Non (Jack O'Halloran) from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they could finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the three criminals.
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

Alert, alert, alert!

You three criminals have been caught

in a further act of seditious treason.

General Zod, your only feeling

was contempt for our society.

Your only desire was to command.

Ursa, the only feeling you showed

was for your vicious general.

Your only wish, to rule at his side.

Non, you are as without thought

as you are without voice.

This council has no hesitation

in proclaiming you...

... all guilty!


You will lie down before me, Jor-El.

Both you and them one day, Jor-El.


- Here, I'll just get the door for you.

- Yeah, thanks...

Sorry, after you.

- 'Morning, Phil.

- Excuse me, Kent.

Hi, Alice. That's a very pretty blouse

you're wearing today...

Catch you later, Clark.

Hello. I don't know. Okay...

- 'Morning, Louise.

- I'll check it.

Mr. White, how long should

the pressroom hold the front page?

Give it another 10 minutes. I'll tell him.

Thank you.

If we don't get anything new

in the next 10 minutes...

...go with the wire service copy under

the 40 point banner. Picture in 3 columns.

Kent, do a background story for the page

three sidebar on this terrorist group.


Sorry. Terrorists?

Get your heads out of the clouds.

Where have you been?

I was at home.

Don't you watch TV?

I don't enjoy TV, there's too much violence.

I was just reading Dickens.

Mr. Kent, a gang of terrorists

seized the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

He knows where the Eiffel Tower is, Olsen.

You do, don't you, Kent?

- Yes. Has anyone been hurt?

- So far the hostages are unharmed.


- Tourists, about 20 of them.

- That's just penny ante stuff.

If the French government

doesn't meet their demands...

...they've got a Hydrogen bomb

to level Paris.

Mr. White, that's terrible!

That's why they call them terrorists, Kent.

Get to the morgue. I want to know

everything there is on terrorism...

Does Lois know about this yet?

- Does she know about it? She's in it!

- She's what?

When the story broke,

I bundled her on the first Concorde.

If Paris might go kablooey,

I want my best reporter there.

But gee...

No offense. You're good,

but Lois Lane is better.

No, I meant,

isn't that a little bit dangerous, sir?

That goes with the territory, Kent.

Don't worry, if I know Lois Lane,

she'll not only come back...

...with a Pulitzer Prize story,

but a one-on-one interview...

...with the hydrogen bomb titled:

"What Makes Me Tick."

Now don't stand around, Kent...

Merci, Merci.

How did they get up there?

They were disguised as workers

to do repairs.

Can you say why they released

the first hostages?

We insist they do this to show good faith.

If not, we refuse to negotiate.

Will they release the other hostages?

In return for a guarantee

that we will not launch an attack on them.

There will no be attack?

No attempt to overpower the terrorists?

- We've made this guarantee.

- You'll honor it?

We have not the choice to refuse.

If we believe it's a real

hydrogen bomb they have.

Where is the bomb?

It's in a big oil can.

A hydrogen bomb? Are you sure?

How can we be sure? Today it's possible

to make a bomb if you have the equipment.

- This could blow up all of Paris.

- Oui.

The position of your government?

Will they meet the demands?

I am not authorized

to say what they will do.

At this moment there is an emergency

meeting in the Elyse Palace.

Non, ce n'est pas possible.

Excusez-moi? No. No comprende.

Moi, journaliste Americaine.

Non, non, c'est interdit!

Compltement interdit.

Attends. Wait.

- Voil. Qu'est-ce que c'est le mot pour...

- Qu'est-ce que vous voulez?

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Jerry Siegel

Jerome Siegel (October 17, 1914 – January 28, 1996), who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter and Jerry Ess, was an American writer of superhero comics. His most famous creation was Superman, which he created in collaboration with his friend Joe Shuster. He was inducted (with Shuster posthumously) into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1993. more…

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