SCENES CUT FROM THE MOVIES

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A scene that was not shown theatrically from SUPERMAN II, featured a Concorde flying through a brilliantly lit sky. After changing into the Man of Steel in the alley, Superman sees the world's fastest passenger jet in the sky.

The pilots in the Concorde look out the window to see Superman flying along side the aircraft. They look in awe, not knowing that he could travel that fast.

In a hurry to save Lois at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Superman turns up the speed and blows past the Concorde, as if it were standing still. This scene was originally shot by Richard Donner and was plugged in this spot for early TV showings.

The prison scenes include extra dialogue between Luthor and Otis (Gene Hackman and Ned Beatty) about the black box and "Pasta Fagoile" and the bed wetter Slasher Fogelstein. Here Otis realizes he has made Slasher angry.

After the rescue of the falling boy at Niagra Falls, Superman lands behind a hot dog stand and changes back to Clark. In the theatrical version, Clark takes 2 hot dogs from the abandoned stand. In this cut, he also leaves money to pay for the food and provides a little smirk for the camera.

On the country road, when a small town sheriff (Clifton James) meets the three intergalactic outlaws, there is a new shot of the deputy sneaking aound the patrol car and running into Ursa (Sarah Douglas). He tips his hat.

In the Director's cut of the film, there is some Richard Lester footage in a comical scene, as Lois and Superman cook a souffle with his heat vision in the Fortress of Solitude.

General Zod, while terrorizing the White House, uses a Machine Gun to dispose of several Secret Service agents. The producers cut this scene due to it's violent content.

In the final version of the film, Clark journies to his Fortress to pleas for the return of his super powers. He yells, "Father!" then notices the "Green Crystal" was not destroyed. In the original version, he actually inserts the Crystal, then speaks with Jor-El. Jor-El says to give him back his powers, it will take all of his energy and Clark will no longer be able to see or speak with him. He makes this sacrifice for his son. When the producers decided not to have Marlon Brando return, the scene was removed.

In the final version of the film, Clark journies to his Fortress to pleas for the return of his super powers. He yells, "Father!" then notices the "Green Crystal" was not destroyed. In the original version, he actually inserts the Crystal, then speaks with Jor-El. When the producers decided not to have Marlon Brando return, the scene was removed.

In the final version of the film, Clark journies to his Fortress to pleas for the return of his super powers. He yells, "Father!" then notices the "Green Crystal" was not destroyed. In the original version, he actually inserts the Crystal, then speaks with Jor-El. When the producers decided not to have Marlon Brando return, the scene was removed.

Here's a shot of Richard Donner directing Christopher Reeve showing this scene which was originally shot during SUPERMAN 1 with Donner.

In original Donner footage, Jimmy is angered when Non (Jack O'Hallaron) destroys his camera: "Gosh, darn it! That's my brand new camera."

During The Daily Planet office invasion, it begins with Lester footage and after Jimmy says, "Maybe he hasn't heard about it yet Chief," the scene continues with Donner footage. There are also new shots of Non (Jack O'Hallaron) destroying Jimmy's camera and Olsen called Zod a "Son of a . . ."

As the villains fly north with Luthor and Lois there was originally Zod dialogue: "I trust you're not wasting my time Lex Luthor." Also, when they attempt to enter Superman's hideaway, there is a shot of everyone landing outside. There is an invisible, high-voltage force field protecting the Fortress, which initially gives Non quite a jolt.

— In the Fortress, edited dialogue: 1. ZOD: “AS JOR-EL CONDEMNED US, SO NOW WE CONDEMN HIS MISBEGOTTEN BRAT!” 2. LUTHOR: "I'M FULL OF GOOD, I'VE NEVER USED ANY OF IT." and a shot of Superman getting thrown to the ground by Non before Luthor activated the chamber.

After the villains defeat, there were interesting and disturbing shots of Luthor being picked up by Northern police, causing Superman's hideaway to be revealed. Lex tries to convince Superman to team up with him as a boxer and let him promote him. Second, Superman destroys his home with his heat vision, then hugs Lois. In the theatrical cut, Lex's voice is overdubbed as Supes and Lois fly away. Obviously, the Fortress' destruction was scrapped in the Theater version so the location could be used again in SUPERMAN IV - THE QUEST FOR PEACE.

A edited out shot of Jimmy (Marc McClure) showing Clark his new replacement camera (Filmed by Director Richard Donner).

And Clark entering the elevator, bumping into a large bald man. This, in turn, reminds him of his earlier encounter with the Diner bully (Pepper Martin).

Clark skips getting into the elevator and enters the stock room to change into Superman. The next shot is also Donner footage of Clark entering the Diner for his showdown with the bully.

CUT SCENES FOR SUPERMAN III

During the bankrobber's escape during the opening titles, many scenes were cut. This one shows the thug's bag of loot being accidentally lifted by a construction ladder.

During the bankrobber's escape during the opening titles, many scenes were cut. This one shows the thug's bag of loot being accidentally lifted by a construction ladder.

During the bankrobber's escape during the opening titles, many scenes were cut. The robber realizes his newly acquired fortune has disappeared.

During the bankrobber's escape during the opening titles, many scenes were cut. He spots his bag and can't reach it. He yells "stop thief!".

Also, during the opening sequence, just after Superman rescues the man drowning in his car, another scene was cut. In it a mother places her son on a teeter-totter and off of a painting rig the bag of money, apparently very heavy, falls. It hits the opposite side of the sse-saw that the little boy is on, catapulting him into a tree. Superman takes off from the car and flies over to rescue the boy.

Also, during the opening sequence, just after Superman rescues the man drowning in his car, another scene was cut. In it a mother places her son on a teeter-totter and off of a painting rig the bag of money, apparently very heavy, falls. It hits the opposite side of the sse-saw that the little boy is on, catapulting him into a tree. Superman takes off from the car and flies over to rescue the boy.

Also, during the opening sequence, just after Superman rescues the man drowning in his car, another scene was cut. In it a mother places her son on a teeter-totter and off of a painting rig the bag of money, apparently very heavy, falls. It hits the opposite side of the sse-saw that the little boy is on, catapulting him into a tree. Superman takes off from the car and flies over to rescue the boy.

When Vera Webster and Lorelei are first introduced, Ross stops them from fighting and says: "Mouths closed, ears open... I can't have anyone with me, who isn't with me." A brief shot was cut when he asks the girls to shake hands. A close-up follows in which Lorelei digs her finger nails into Vera's palm.

As the Super computer begins to drain the Nation's power and Lana and Ricky are stranded on a Metropolis subway, another brief shot was added. One of a Brain surgeon about to perform a difficult procedure as the lights go out. The surgeon is played by Frank Oz of Miss Piggy and Yoda fame. He also appearaed in The Blues Brothers.

At the end of the film, after Clark gives Lana the ring in her hotel room, Brad walks in. A scuffle ensues and Brad ends up on a food cart in an elevator and the door closes. Cut from the scene is another short shot of the woman on the elevator looking down at the unconcious Brad and commenting, "No wonder they sent it back."

CUT SCENES FOR SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE

During his visit to his hometown of Smallville to sell the family farm, Clark originally had a poignant visit at his parents' gravesite.

In the theatrical version of the movie, Clark reads Jeremy's letter to Superman. This is then followed by a press conference in which Jeremy says that Superman said no to his request. In original scenes, Superman actually (with letter in hand) flew to Jeremy's school.

Then, in front of the class, explained to Jeremy and the students why this request would be impossible.

Originally there was a first Nuclear Man (more "punk" in appearance), played by Clive Mantle, which was created by Lex and Lenny.

Lex (Gene Hackman) instructs the first Nuclear Man (Clive Mantle), whose scenes were all cut from the final print, to destroy Superman.

In the final cut of the film, Lacey (Mariel Hemingway) makes a date with Clark to attend to Grand Opening of the new hot night spot The Metro Club. The scenes cut included the actual date at the club, which lead to Superman's confrontation with the first Nuclear Man.

In the final cut of the film, Lacey (Mariel Hemingway) makes a date with Clark to attend to Grand Opening of the new hot night spot The Metro Club. The scenes cut included the actual date at the club, which lead to Superman's confrontation with the first Nuclear Man.

Superman battles the first Nuclear Man (Clive Mantle) outside The Metro Club in the streets of Metropolis in scenes cut from the film.

Superman battles the first Nuclear Man (Clive Mantle) outside The Metro Club in the streets of Metropolis in scenes cut from the film.

Superman during his battle with The "First" Nuclear Man in the streets of Metropolis in a scene which was cut from the final print of the film SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE.

Superman battles the first Nuclear Man (Clive Mantle) outside The Metro Club in the streets of Metropolis in scenes cut from the film.

Lacey is kidnapped by the second Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow) and brought to the Luthor penthouse.

Lacey is kidnapped by the second Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow) and brought to the Luthor penthouse. Here she promptly puts the super bad guy in his place.

Superman rescues Lacey from the Luthor Penthouse after she was abducted. The final cut of the film makes it seem like the Nuclear Man sees her photo in the newspaper and wants her. They ignore that the first Nuclear Man has already met here and the second remembered her and kidnapped her once already.

During the battle between Superman (Christopher Reeve) and the second Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow), the Nuclear Man creates a tornado over Kansas which sucks a little girl out of her bedroom window into the cyclone. Superman rescues her and returns her to her family, commenting: "You may want to put her to bed, she's been for quite a spin." Some synicated TV prints of the film have included this scene.

During the battle between Superman (Christopher Reeve) and the second Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow), the Nuclear Man ignites one of the missiles in Moscow threatening several Russian premieres. Nothing a shot of super cold breath won't snuff out in a hurry. Some synicated TV prints of the film have included this scene.

The Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow) also rests in a chamber in a scene cut from the final print. It is here that he also begins to increase in size and continues to store more energy.

Another excised scene from the film takes place in the finale after Superman drops off Lex and Lenny to prision and a boys' home. He flies to Jeremy's school where a football game is in progress.

Another excised scene from the film takes place in the finale after Superman drops off Lex and Lenny to prision and a boys' home. He flies to Jeremy's school where a football game is in progress.

He approaches Jeremy, tells him he needs his help and asks him to take a ride with him...

They take off and fly up high and look at the Earth. Superman asks Jeremy what he sees and he replies, "you can't tell where one country begins and another ends. You can't see any borders. It's just one world." Superman responds, "If you can see it, and I can see it, maybe some day everyone will see it." Superman then addresses the United Nations.

CUT SCENES FOR SUPERMAN THE MOVIE

A subplot cut from the theatrical version of Richard Donner's SUPERMAN THE MOVIE showed the council's investigation of additional energy emitting from Jor-El's quarters (the nergy was being used to power the ship which would send baby Superman to Earth). The council even sends a stormtrooper-like soldier to find Jor-El and, quite possibly, place him in the Phantom Zone.

While racing past a train on his way home from school, there were shots of a young Lois Lane riding on the train, as she spots the future Man Of Steel. Her parents are played by the original Lois and Superman from the 1948 and 1950 movie serials, Noel Neill and Kirk Alyn. It is Alyn who commands, "Lois, read your book." On the 2001 DVD, Donner included this previosuly cut scene.

After his first night out on the town as "a friend" when he's forced to rescue a falling Lois, Superman flies to his Fortress of Solitude and apologizes to his father. He feels he was showing off and Jor-El forgives his son and explains that he must keep his secret identity otherwise criminals could try to harm the ones closest to him. This was the only scene filmed with both Brando and Reeve. It was restored finally on the 2001 DVD release.

One of the most notable scenes cut from the final theatrical print of the film takes place after Superman drills into the ground to find Lex Luthor's lair. Luthor challenges Superman in a series of tests in the tunnel leading to the lair. Machine guns, fire and ice are the three stages of the tests. The footage appeared on the original trading cards for the film, but never in the final print. The scenes, dubbed The Gauntlet, were included on the 2001 DVD release. Pictured here Superman just after drilling into the cavern and just before entering the machine gun test.

One of the most notable scenes cut from the final theatrical print of the film takes place after Superman drills into the ground to find Lex Luthor's lair. Luthor challenges Superman in a series of tests in the tunnel leading to the lair. Machine guns, fire and ice are the three stages of the tests. The footage appeared on the original trading cards for the film, but never in the final print. Pictured here is the machine gun test.

One of the most notable scenes cut from the final theatrical print of the film takes place after Superman drills into the ground to find Lex Luthor's lair. Luthor challenges Superman in a series of tests in the tunnel leading to the lair. Machine guns, fire and ice are the three stages of the tests. The footage appeared on the original trading cards for the film, but never in the final print. Pictured here is the Fire test.

One of the most notable scenes cut from the final theatrical print of the film takes place after Superman drills into the ground to find Lex Luthor's lair. Luthor challenges Superman in a series of tests in the tunnel leading to the lair. Machine guns, fire and ice are the three stages of the tests. The footage appeared on the original trading cards for the film, but never in the final print. Pictured here is the Freezing test. This explains why, by the time he breaks through Luthor's wall, Superman is a little unhappy.

One of the most notable scenes cut from the final theatrical print of the film takes place after Superman drills into the ground to find Lex Luthor's lair. Luthor challenges Superman in a series of tests in the tunnel leading to the lair. Machine guns, fire and ice are the three stages of the tests. The footage appeared on the original trading cards for the film, but never in the final print. Pictured here is the Freezing test. This explains why, by the time he breaks through Luthor's wall, Superman is a little unhappy.

After Superman saves the day at the end of the film, but before delivering Lex and Otis to the prison a fun scene was cut. It opens with Lex playing the piano and singing "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." He signals Otis who lowers Eve, hanging by her hands, over a pit of Lions (which Lex calls "The Babies"). He wishes to end her life for saving Superman's. She cries, "Why Lex, why?" He replies, "Because I love you Ms Teschmacher." He then commands nonverbally for Otis to release the rope and she drops into the pit.

After Superman saves the day at the end of the film, but before delivering Lex and Otis to the prison a fun scene was cut. It opens with Lex playing the piano and singing "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." He signals Otis who lowers Eve, hanging by her hands, over a pit of Lions (which Lex calls "The Babies"). He wishes to end her life for saving Superman's. She cries, "Why Lex, why?" He replies, "Because I love you Ms Teschmacher." He then commands nonverbally for Otis to release the rope and she drops into the pit.

After Superman saves the day at the end of the film, but before delivering Lex and Otis to the prison a fun scene was cut. It opens with Lex playing the piano and singing "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." He signals Otis who lowers Eve, hanging by her hands, over a pit of Lions (which Lex calls "The Babies"). He wishes to end her life for saving Superman's. She cries, "Why Lex, why?" He replies, "Because I love you Ms Teschmacher." He then commands nonverbally for Otis to release the rope and she drops into the pit.

After Superman saves the day at the end of the film, but before delivering Lex and Otis to the prison a fun scene was cut. It opens with Lex playing the piano and singing "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." He signals Otis who lowers Eve, hanging by her hands, over a pit of Lions (which Lex calls "The Babies"). He wishes to end her life for saving Superman's. She cries, "Why Lex, why?" He replies, "Because I love you Ms Teschmacher." He then commands nonverbally for Otis to release the rope and she drops into the pit.

After Superman saves the day at the end of the film, but before delivering Lex and Otis to the prison a fun scene was cut. It opens with Lex playing the piano and singing "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." He signals Otis who lowers Eve, hanging by her hands, over a pit of Lions (which Lex calls "The Babies"). He wishes to end her life for saving Superman's. She cries, "Why Lex, why?" He replies, "Because I love you Ms Teschmacher." He then commands nonverbally for Otis to release the rope and she drops into the pit.

As she drops a blurred figure breaks through the ceiling and flies her to safety. Superman smuggly comments, "By the way, Ms Teschmacher, your mother sends her love." The next scene Superman flies Otis and Lex to the Metropolis prison.