Superman - The Movie (Special Edition) - The Movie (1978)
Front Cover Actor
Gene Hackman Lex Luthor
Christopher Reeve Clark Kent/Superman
Margot Kidder Lois Lane
Marlon Brando Jor-El
Ned Beatty Otis
Jackie Cooper Perry White
Glenn Ford Jonathan Kent
Trevor Howard First Elder
Jack O'Halloran Non
Valerie Perrine Eve Teschmacher
Vass Anderson
Harry Andrews
Movie Details
Director Richard Donner
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 30 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Richard Donner's 1978 epic about the Man of Steel showed how a film about a superhero could be a moving and romantic experience even for people who long ago gave up comic books. Beginning on the icy planet Krypton, the story follows the baby Kal-El, whose rocket ship lands in Smallville, Kansas. He is found there by a childless couple and raised as the shy Clark Kent (the young Kent is played by Jeff East). The film is perhaps most touching in these sequences, with expanses of wheat fields blowing in the wind and with a young man who can't figure out what part in destiny his great powers are meant to play. The second half, with Reeve taking over as Clark/Superman, is bustling, enchanting (the scene in which Superman flies girlfriend Lois Lane--played by Margot Kidder--through the night sky is great date material), and funny, thanks largely to Gene Hackman's sardonic portrayal of nemesis Lex Luthor. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1405
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/27/04
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
All Movie Guide
Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 012569101326
Chapters
Release Date 5/1/01
Subtitles English; French; Portuguese; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby