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Superman: The Movie
- Christopher Reeve

Overview - The Superman myth is well told, from his birth on the doomed planet Krypton to his childhood in a small Kansas town and beyond, in Richard Donner's blockbuster. After he comes of age, young Clark Kent, as his Earth parents have named him, learns the truth of his alien birth on a voyage of discovery to the Arctic.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The Superman myth is well told, from his birth on the doomed planet Krypton to his childhood in a small Kansas town and beyond, in Richard Donner's blockbuster. After he comes of age, young Clark Kent, as his Earth parents have named him, learns the truth of his alien birth on a voyage of discovery to the Arctic. It is there that he learns--through a link to his long-dead birth parents--of his superhuman abilities and his responsibility to preserve and protect "truth, justice and the American Way." Once he adjusts to life in the big city, Metropolis, he discovers that hiding his superpowers as mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) isn't easy as he flirts with hard-nosed Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and battles supervillain Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman). The film's all-star cast includes Jackie Cooper, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Glenn Ford, Terence Stamp, and Valerie Perrine, among others, all camping it up wonderfully.

Awards:
1978 - Academy Awards - Best Visual Effects Winner

Cast List

Larry Hagman - American Actor; I DREAM OF JEANNIE/DALLAS
Larry Hageman - American Actor; I DREAM OF JEANNIE/DALLAS
Jeff East - Actor/"Another Chance"
Leslie Newman - American Screenwriter, SUPERMAN II (1980)
Gene Hackman - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Eugene Alder - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Mario Puzo - Oscar-winning novelist, screenwriter, THE GODFATHER
Christopher Reeve - American actor, SUPERMAN
Robert Benton - American director/screenwriter
Margot Kidder - Canadian actress, SUPERMAN (1978)
Margaret Kidder - Canadian actress, SUPERMAN (1978)
Jackie Cooper - American actor
John Cooper Jr. - American actor
Glenn Ford - Canadian Actor/In USA
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford - Canadian Actor/In USA
John Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
John Towner Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Johnny Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Richard Donner - American Director/Producer
Susannah York - British Actress
Susannah Yolande Fletcher - British Actress
Phyllis Thaxter - American Actress
Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter - American Actress
David Newman - Screenwriter, worked with Robert Benton, BONNIE AND CLYDE
Marc McClure - Actor/"I Wanna Hold..."
Trevor Howard - British Actor
Pierre Spengler - Producer
Les Bowie - Special Effects
Philip Rhodes - Makeup Designer
Derek Meddings - Special Effects
Yvonne Blake - Costume Designer
Geoffrey Unsworth - British Director Of Photography
Basil Newall - Makeup Artist
Stuart Baird - Editor/Producer/Director
Colin Chilvers - Special Effects
Roy Field - Special Effects\"Superman
Terence Stamp - British actor
Ned Beatty - American character actor
Phil Brown - American Actor
Marlon Brando - Oscar winning american actor/director, THE GODFATHER (1972)
Marlon Brando Jr. - Oscar winning american actor/director, THE GODFATHER (1972)
Valerie Perrine - Actress, LENNY, SUPERMAN (1978)
John Barry - Score composer
Ilya Salkind - Producer
Denys Coop - British Director Of Photography
Denys N. Coop - British Director Of Photography
Zoran Perisic - Director/Producer/Efx

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 175
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929091720
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2016

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Synopsis:
This star-packed extravaganza brings the comic book legend to the screen in grand style. It begins with Superman's scientist dad sending the infant superhero down to Earth just as the home planet, Krypton, explodes into a zillion pieces. Taking up permanent residence on Earth, the young Superman grows up into supernormal reporter Clark Kent, wooing winsome colleague Lois Lane and keeping his true identity hidden from the world. But when three villains come up with a dastardly real estate scheme that involves shoving California into the ocean, Clark Kent decides it's time to don his cape and fight the forces of evil.

Reviews:
"...A wonderful, chuckling, preposterously exciting fantasy....Reeve is excellent....Superman's ultimate triumph involves a lot more than super-feats of strength, exercising the heart muscles as well..." - 12/13/1978 Variety


"...Good, clean, simple-minded fun....[Reeve] manages to be both funny and comic-strip heroic..." - 12/15/1978 New York Times, p.C15


"...The movie still makes you believe a man can fly..." - 05/04/2001 USA Today, p.7E


"Its overall design continues to be the template for comic-book-movie success..." - 12/01/2003 Premiere, p.13


5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he definitive superhero movie....This release offers a brand new lease of life for one of the most loved Science Fiction films of all time." - 05/01/2007 Ultimate DVD, p.84

 
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