Superman - The Movie (1978)
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Marlon Brando Jor-El
Gene Hackman Lex Luthor
Christopher Reeve Clark Kent/Superman
Margot Kidder Lois Lane
Jackie Cooper Perry White
Ned Beatty Otis
Glenn Ford Jonathan Kent
Trevor Howard First Elder
Jack O'Halloran Non
Valerie Perrine Eve Teschmacher
Maria Schell
Movie Details
Genre *NYNH&H; Action
Director Richard Donner
Writer Robert Benton; Newman, David; Leslie Newman; Mario Puzo
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 150 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Richard Donner 's big-budget blockbuster Superman: The Movie is an immensely entertaining recounting of the origin of the famous comic book character. Opening on Krypton (where Marlon Brando plays Superman's father), the film follows the Man of Steel ( Christopher Reeve ) as he's sent to Earth where he develops his alter-ego Clark Kent and is raised by a Midwestern family. In no time, the movie has run through his teenage years, and Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet, where he is a news reporter. It's there that he falls in love with Lois Lane ( Margot Kidder ), who is already in love with Superman. But the love story is quickly sidetracked once the villainous Lex Luthor ( Gene Hackman ) launches a diabolical plan to conquer the world and kill Superman. Superman: The Movie is filled with action, special effects and a surprising amount of humor. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Personal Details
Seen It No
Index 30
In Collection No
Product Details
Format DVD & VHS
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual side, Dual layer
UPC 012569101326
Chapters 44
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; Spanish; French; Portuguese
Packaging Snap Case
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Notes
A couple of short scenes of New Haven FL-9s moving through the tunnels under Grand Central Terminal in Metropolis.
Extra Features
Feature-Length Director Commentary Music-Only Audio Track 3 Behind-The-Scenes Documentaries Deleted Scenes Screen Tests Audio Outtakes Interactive Menus 2 Theatrical Trailers Vintage TV Spot Scene Access DVD-ROM Features: Storyboards Web Events Chat Room Access Web Site Links Sampler Trailers