Superman (1978) Full Movie

Superman
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Superman (1978) : Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

Title Superman (1978)
Release Date Dec 13, 1978
Genres , ,
Production Company Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries United Kingdom, United States of America
Casts Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Marlon Brando, Jackie Cooper, Terence Stamp, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Trevor Howard, Jack O'Halloran
Plot Keywords saving the world, journalist, dc comics, crime fighter, secret identity, nuclear missile, galaxy, superhero, based on comic, destruction of planet, criminal, sabotage, super power, north pole, midwest, newspaper office, superhuman strength, aftercreditsstinger, save the day, evil genius, rural life
Superman / Clark Kent
Superman / Clark Kent
Christopher Reeve
Lois Lane
Lois Lane
Margot Kidder
Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor
Gene Hackman
Otis
Otis
Ned Beatty
Jor-El
Jor-El
Marlon Brando
Perry White
Perry White
Jackie Cooper
General Zod
General Zod
Terence Stamp
Pa Kent
Pa Kent
Glenn Ford
Ma Kent
Ma Kent
Phyllis Thaxter
1st Elder (uncredited)
1st Elder (uncredited)
Trevor Howard
Non
Non
Jack O'Halloran
Eve Teschmacher
Eve Teschmacher
Valerie Perrine
Vond-Ah
Vond-Ah
Maria Schell
Lara
Lara
Susannah York
Young Clark Kent
Young Clark Kent
Jeff East
Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen
Marc McClure
Ursa
Ursa
Sarah Douglas
2nd Elder (uncredited)
2nd Elder (uncredited)
Harry Andrews
3rd Elder (uncredited)
3rd Elder (uncredited)
Vass Anderson
4th Elder (uncredited)
4th Elder (uncredited)
John Hollis
5th Elder (uncredited)
5th Elder (uncredited)
James Garbutt
6th Elder (uncredited)
6th Elder (uncredited)
Michael Gover
7th Elder (uncredited)
7th Elder (uncredited)
David Neal
9th Elder (uncredited)
9th Elder (uncredited)
Penelope Lee
10th Elder (uncredited)
10th Elder (uncredited)
John Stuart
11th Elder (uncredited)
11th Elder (uncredited)
Alan Cullen
Baby Kal-El (uncredited)
Baby Kal-El (uncredited)
Lee Quigley
Baby Clark Kent (uncredited)
Baby Clark Kent (uncredited)
Aaron Smolinski
Lana Lang
Lana Lang
Diane Sherry Case
Coach (uncredited)
Coach (uncredited)
Jeff Atcheson
Football Player (uncredited)
Football Player (uncredited)
Brad Flock
Team Manager (uncredited)
Team Manager (uncredited)
David Petrou
1st Editor (uncredited)
1st Editor (uncredited)
Billy J. Mitchell
2nd Editor (uncredited)
2nd Editor (uncredited)
Robert Henderson
1st Reporter (uncredited)
1st Reporter (uncredited)
Larry Lamb
2nd Reporter (uncredited)
2nd Reporter (uncredited)
James Brockington
3rd Reporter (uncredited)
3rd Reporter (uncredited)
John Cassady
4th Reporter (uncredited)
4th Reporter (uncredited)
John F. Parker
5th Reporter (uncredited)
5th Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Scott
6th Reporter (uncredited)
6th Reporter (uncredited)
Ray Evans
7th Reporter (uncredited)
7th Reporter (uncredited)
Su Shifrin
8th Reporter (uncredited)
8th Reporter (uncredited)
Miquel Brown
1st Copy Boy (uncredited)
1st Copy Boy (uncredited)
Vincent Marzello
2nd Copy Boy (uncredited)
2nd Copy Boy (uncredited)
Benjamin Feitelson
1st Secretary (uncredited)
1st Secretary (uncredited)
Lise Hilboldt
2nd Secretary (uncredited)
2nd Secretary (uncredited)
Leueen Willoughby
Perry's Secretary (uncredited)
Perry's Secretary (uncredited)
Jill Ingham
Window Cleaner (uncredited)
Window Cleaner (uncredited)
Pieter Stuyck
Rex Reed (uncredited)
Rex Reed (uncredited)
Rex Reed
Mugger (uncredited)
Mugger (uncredited)
Weston Gavin
Officer 1 (uncredited)
Officer 1 (uncredited)
Steve Kahan
Officer 2 (uncredited)
Officer 2 (uncredited)
Ray Hassett
Officer 3 (uncredited)
Officer 3 (uncredited)
Randy Jurgensen
News Vendor (uncredited)
News Vendor (uncredited)
Matt Russo
Pilot (uncredited)
Pilot (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping
Pimp (uncredited)
Pimp (uncredited)
Bo Rucker
TV Cameraman (uncredited)
TV Cameraman (uncredited)
Paul Avery
Burglar (uncredited)
Burglar (uncredited)
David Baxt
Patrolman Mooney (uncredited)
Patrolman Mooney (uncredited)
George Harris II
1st Hood (uncredited)
1st Hood (uncredited)
Michael Harrigan
2nd Hood (uncredited)
2nd Hood (uncredited)
John Cording
3rd Hood (uncredited)
3rd Hood (uncredited)
Raymond Thompson
4th Hood (uncredited)
4th Hood (uncredited)
Oz Clarke
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Rex Everhart
Little Girl (uncredited)
Little Girl (uncredited)
Jayne Tottman
Air Force One Pilot (uncredited)
Air Force One Pilot (uncredited)
Frank Lazarus
Co Pilot (uncredited)
Co Pilot (uncredited)
Brian Protheroe
1st Crewman (uncredited)
1st Crewman (uncredited)
Lawrence Trimble
2nd Crewman (uncredited)
2nd Crewman (uncredited)
Robert Whelan
3rd Crewman (uncredited)
3rd Crewman (uncredited)
David Calder
Newscaster (uncredited)
Newscaster (uncredited)
Norwich Duff
Newscaster (uncredited)
Newscaster (uncredited)
Keith Alexander
Newscaster (uncredited)
Newscaster (uncredited)
Michael Ensign
Major (uncredited)
Major (uncredited)
Larry Hagman
Sgt. Hayley (uncredited)
Sgt. Hayley (uncredited)
Paul Tuerpe
Lieutenant (uncredited)
Lieutenant (uncredited)
Graham McPherson
Petty Officer (uncredited)
Petty Officer (uncredited)
David Yorston
Admiral (uncredited)
Admiral (uncredited)
Robert O'Neill
General (uncredited)
General (uncredited)
Robert MacLeod
1st Controller (uncredited)
1st Controller (uncredited)
John Ratzenberger
2nd Controller (uncredited)
2nd Controller (uncredited)
Alan Tilvern
State Senator (uncredited)
State Senator (uncredited)
Phil Brown
2nd Senator (uncredited)
2nd Senator (uncredited)
Bill Bailey
Agent (uncredited)
Agent (uncredited)
Burnell Tucker
Indian Chief (uncredited)
Indian Chief (uncredited)
Chief Tug Smith
Superchief Driver (uncredited)
Superchief Driver (uncredited)
Norman Warwick
Assistant (uncredited)
Assistant (uncredited)
Chuck Julian
Power Co. Driver (uncredited)
Power Co. Driver (uncredited)
Colin Etherington
Mate (uncredited)
Mate (uncredited)
Mark Wynter
Warden (uncredited)
Warden (uncredited)
Roy Stevens
8th Elder (uncredited)
8th Elder (uncredited)
William Russell
Ella Lane (uncredited)
Ella Lane (uncredited)
Noel Neill
Sam Lane (uncredited)
Sam Lane (uncredited)
Kirk Alyn
special football player (contest winner) (uncredited)
special football player (contest winner) (uncredited)
Edward Finneran
Hood (uncredited)
Hood (uncredited)
Tony Selby

Reviews

  • John Chard

    Man of Steel - Film Full of Love The planet Krypton is doomed, all life there is soon to be over. Jor-El, knowing that the planet Earth has the same atmosphere, rockets his baby son there post haste. On Earth, the infant grows up to find that he has super human powers that must be hidden from the ordinary Earthlings, he hides away as mild mannered reporter Clark Kent and transforms into Superman whenever evil and wrong doing needs taking care of. I would think most people have either seen Superman:The Movie, or at the least heard everything about it. It's one of those films that sticks out in cinema history as a defining point, and some like me would say a high point as well. I recently revisited the film for the first time in about 5 years and had such a wonderful time with it, the moment John Williams exhilarating score kicks in a get goosebumps and start to believe a man can really can fly. The expectation level on release of the film in 1978 was enormous, one can not understate the hugely iconic love that the DC Comic character of Superman had. A worldwide search for the right actor to don the red and blue cape was underway, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Nolte and Charles Bronson were all at times linked with the hot role, whilst James Caan and Robert Redford are confirmed to have passed after being offered the job. All of those great names now seem remarkably stupid choices, and that is purely down to the man that did take on the gargantuan role that was bursting at the seams with expectation. That Superman:The Movie worked (and still does with each passing decade) is down to the wonderful efforts of Christopher Reeve. Reeve positively nailed both sides of the character, making it his own, he is all muscles and square jaw in the cape and then showing wonderful comic ability as the bumblingly frustrating Clark Kent. Sure the supporting cast all contribute grandly, but Reeve carries the picture and lifts it to triumphant heights. Gene Hackman has the time of his life camping it up as super villain Lex Luthor, Ned Beatty & Valerie Perrine flesh out Luthor's cohorts with comedy and sexiness respectively, whilst Margot Kidder is a pure joy as core character of the piece, Lois Lane. Asked to play a love interest but a fiercely strong woman at the same time, Kidder breezes through it and radiates a beauty that couples nicely with Reeve's broadness. Marlon Brando was paid $4 Million for what is little more than a prologue walk on part, but the big name he brought to the party ensured the paying customer went through the doors in droves, but on leaving the cinema it was Reeve's name that most were talking about. Full of outlandish sequences and cheeky comic book ideals, Superman is lasting the test of time as an endearing classic of the genre, it may have been surpassed by quite a few of the more modern exploits by Spiders and Bats, but it was once the Daddy of them all. From x-ray eyes to catching bullets, to pushing nuclear missiles into space and wooing Lois in the sky, Superman:The Movie is a special treat, and oh how I love you so. 9/10 Christopher Reeve RIP.

  • Wuchak

    _**"Miss Teschmacher!"**_ I didn't catch "Superman" (1978) until over 25 years after its release. It's a great superhero flick with a lot of wit, well worthy of its reputation. Although a couple of things are understandably dated, like the flying sequences and Clark Kent's glasses (which are so BAD they're laughable), the movie definitely stands the test of time despite being shot in 1977. "Superman" may be a comic-booky superhero flick, but it's also a powerful piece of SCI-FI cinema. The outstanding Krypton sequences of the first half hour confirm this. These scenes are highlighted by the magnificence of Marlon Brando playing Superman's father Jor-El. So, if you're a serious Sci-Fi fan, don't skip "Superman" just because you assume it's some mere superhero flick. No, it's more, much more. The screenplay seems to have been written with little concern of cost so many are the great F/X sequences. Speaking of Brando, you can't beat the cast, starting with newbie Christopher Reeve knocking it out of the ballpark in the starring role. I'd like to point something out that is hardly ever mentioned: Lex Luthor's girlfriend, Miss Teschmacher, played by Valerie Perrine, is jaw-droppingly voluptuous! Watch out for the pool scene where Ms. Perrine is wearing a green one-piece bathing suit. The film is a little long at 2 hours, 23 minutes, but it doesn't overstay its welcome. GRADE: A