Superman: The Movie

Superman: The Movie

Director: Richard Donner Cast: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve
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Superman: The Movie

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/28/2006
UPC: 0012569753419
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Sales rank: 62,942

Special Features

Disc 1:; New on DVD: Original 1978 theatrical movie with soundtrack remastered in Dolby digital 5.1; Commentary by producer Pierre Spengler and executive producer Ilya Salkind; Theatrical trailers; TV spot; ; Disc 2:; 2000 expanded edition movie with commentary by director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz; Music-only audio track; ; Disc 3:; 3 documentaries:; Taking Flight: The Development of Superman; Making Superman: Filming the Legend; The Magic Behind the Cape; Restored scenes; Screen Tests; Audio-only bonus: Additional music cues; ; Disc 4:; Vintage TV special: The Making of Superman: The Movie; 1951 movie: Superman and the Mole-Men, starring George Reeves; Nine 19402 Fleischer studios Superman cartoons mastered from superior vault elements: Superman, the Mechanical Monsters, Billion Dollar Limited, The Artic Giant, the Bulleteers, the Magnetic Telescope, Electric Earthquake, Volcano and Terror on the Midway

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Jor-El
Gene Hackman Lex Luthor
Christopher Reeve Clark Kent/Superman
Margot Kidder Lois Lane
Ned Beatty Otis
John Cooper Perry White
Glenn Ford Jonathan Kent
Trevor Howard First Elder
Jack O'Halloran Non
Valerie Perrine Eve Teschmacher
Maria Schell Vond-Ah
Terence Stamp Gen. Zod
Susannah York Lara
Jeff East Young Clark Kent
Marc McClure Jimmy Olsen
Sarah Douglas Ursa
Harry Andrews Second Elder
Lee Quigley Baby Kal-El
Aaron Smolinski Baby Clark Kent
Ben Feitelson Actor
Michael Gover Actor
Noel Neill Couple on Train
Phyllis Thaxter Maftha Kent
Leueen Willoughby Actor
Robert Dahdah Newspaper Customer
Paul Avery Actor
Keith Alexander Actor
Mark Wynter Actor
Vass Anderson 3rd Elder
John Hollis 4th Elder
David Neal 7th Elder
William Russell 8th Elder
Penelope Lee 9th Elder
John Stuart 10th Elder
Diane Sherry Lana Lang
Billy Mitchell 1st Editor
Robert Henderson 2nd Editor
Larry Lamb 1st Reporter
John Cassady 3rd Reporter
Antony Scott 5th Reporter
Ray Evans 6th Reporter
Vincent Marzello 1st Copy Boy
Lise Hilboldt 1st Secretary
Rex Reed Himself
Weston Gavin Mugger
Stephen Kahan Officer 1
Ray Hassett Officer 2
Randy Jurgensen Officer
Matt Russo News Vendor
Colin Skeaping Pilot
Bo Rucker Pimp
David Baxt Burglar
John Cording 2nd Hood
Rex Everhart Desk Sergeant
Jayne Tottman Little Girl
Brian Protheroe Co-Pilot
Lawrence Trimble 1st Crewman
Robert Whelan 2nd Crewman
David Calder 3rd Crewman
Norwich Duff Newscaster
Michael Ensign Newscaster
Larry Hagman Major
Paul Tuerpé Sgt. Hayley
David Yorston Petty Officer
Robert O'Neill Admiral
Robert MacLeod General
John Ratzenberger 1st Controller
Alan Tilvern 2nd Controller
Phil Brown State Senator
Bill Bailey State Senator
Burnell Tucker Agent
Norman Warwick Superchief Driver
Chuck Julian Assistant
Kirk Alyn Young Lois Lane's father (on train)
Graham McPherson Lieutenant
Roy Stevens Warden

Technical Credits
Richard Donner Director
Ernest Archer Art Director
Stuart Baird Editor
John Barry Production Designer
Robert Benton Screenwriter
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Les Bowie Special Effects
Leslie Bricusse Songwriter
Bill Brodie Art Director
Jamie Brown Makeup
Colin Chilvers Special Effects
Denys Coop Special Effects
Stuart Craig Art Director
Sylvia Croft Makeup
Leslie Dilley Production Designer
Norman Dorme Art Director
Roy Field Special Effects
Maurice Fowler Art Director
Graham Freeborn Makeup
Kay Freeborn Makeup
George Gibbs Special Effects
Graham Hartstone Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Howitt Set Decoration/Design
Louis Lane Makeup
Nick Maley Makeup
Tom Mankiewicz Consultant/advisor
Derek Meddings Special Effects
Nicolas Le Messurier Sound/Sound Designer
Angela Morley Musical Arrangement
Basil Newall Makeup
Leslie Newman Screenwriter
David Newman Screenwriter
Zoran Perisic Special Effects
Mario Puzo Original Story,Screenwriter
Tony Reading Art Director
Connie Reeve Makeup
Norman Reynolds Art Director
Philip Rhodes Makeup
Gene Rudolf Production Designer
Ilya Salkind Executive Producer
Alexander Salkind Producer
Pierre Spengler Producer
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Fred C. Weiler Set Decoration/Design
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Superman: The Movie
1. Intergalactic Credits [5:16]
2. Verdict on Planet Krypton [4:19]
3. The Phantom Zone [1:39]
4. Jor-El's Warning [2:25]
5. A Father's Farewell [3:58]
6. Blastoff to Safety [3:58]
7. Education en Route [1:41]
8. Help With a Flat [2:55]
9. Speeding Locomotive [3:28]
10. Another Father's Farewell [3:47]
11. Time to Leave [5:32]
12. Fortress of Solitude [3:34]
13. Twelve Years Tutelage [5:18]
14. The Daily Planet [4:09]
15. Faster Than a Bullet [3:13]
16. Dead-End Trail [4:31]
17. Luthor's Lair [2:46]
18. It's Not a Date [2:06]
19. Helicopter Emergency [3:08]
20. "Who's Got You?!?" [2:43]
21. Crooks to Cats [4:49]
22. Air Force One [1:40]
23. Story of the Century [1:49]
24. Vital Statistics [1:36]
25. Test Flight [4:55]
26. Can You Read My Mind? [3:02]
27. "That's Clark, Nice" [3:28]
28. Deducing His Weakness [2:11]
29. Diversionary Tactic #1 [3:38]
30. Diversionary Tactic #2 [3:25]
31. Luthor's Challenge [1:22]
32. Land Grab Scheme [3:56]
33. Kryptonite Necklace [4:55]
34. Unlikely Rescuer [3:31]
35. Disasters Galore [2:43]
36. Rescues Galore [3:56]
37. Damming the Dam [2:43]
38. Too Late for Lois [2:47]
39. As the World (Re)Turns [3:18]
40. Prison Break-In [3:42]
41. End Credits [8:19]
Disc #2 -- Superman: The Movie
1. Intergalactic Credits [5:16]
2. Verdict on Planet Krypton [4:19]
3. The Phantom Zone [1:39]
4. Jor-El's Warning [2:25]
5. A Father's Farewell [3:58]
6. Blastoff to Safety [3:58]
7. Krypton's End [3:11]
8. Education en Route [1:41]
9. Help With a Flat [2:55]
10. Unbelievable Lois [3:35]
11. Another Father's Farewell [3:47]
12. Time to Leave [5:32]
13. Fortress of Solitude [3:34]
14. Twelve Years Tutelage [5:18]
15. The Daily Planet [4:09]
16. Faster Than a Bullet [3:13]
17. Dead-End Trail [4:31]
18. Luthor's Lair [2:46]
19. It's Not a Date [2:06]
20. Helicopter Emergency [3:08]
21. "Who's Got You?!?" [2:43]
22. Crooks to Cats [4:49]
23. Air Force One [1:40]
25. Story of the Century [1:49]
26. Vital Statistics [1:36]
27. Test Flight [4:55]
28. Can You Read My Mind? [3:02]
29. "That's Clark, Nice" [3:28]
30. Deducing His Weakness [2:11]
31. Diversionary Tactic #1 [3:38]
32. Diversionary Tactic #2 [3:25]
33. Luthor's Challenge [1:22]
34. The Gauntlet [3:15]
35. Land Grab Scheme [3:56]
36. Kryptonite Necklace [4:55]
37. Unlikely Rescuer [3:31]
38. Disasters Galore [2:43]
39. Rescues Galore [3:56]
37. Damming the Dam [2:43]
41. Too Late for Lois [2:47]
42. As the World (Re)Turns [3:18]
43. Prison Break-In [3:42]
44. End Credits [8:19]

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Superman: The Movie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Christopher Reeve is the real Superman! This movie from 1978 is the very first movie about the man of steel. If you remember this movie then you remember the late 1970s! Marlon Brando is Jor-el, Margot Kidder is Lois Lane, Gene Hackman is Lex Luthor, this is a great movie that is superb and supasses the test of time!
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Without a doubt Richard Donner's Superman is the best movie made out of a comicbook in film history. It is able to give the origin of Superman without boring those familiar to the story and bring in humor to show that the character is a bit chessy. Christopher Reeve is the epitome of the hero, and does a brilliant job conveying the emotions behind the man of steel. A must for comicbook fans and those who hate them alike
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even after watching the newer 'Superman Returns' movie from 2007, this one is fantastic. The story, characters, and effects are all great. This movie holds up very well all these years later and is highly recommended for any comic fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great example of bringing the comic book adventure to life, setting the stage for sequels, Batman movies and many other copies. If you like the film, check out the book Curse of the Silver Screen - Tragedy & Disaster Behind the Movies for a behind the scenes look at the making of this troubled series and the tragedies that hit the stars of the film. Available in the book section
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The best movie ever. Christopher Reeves is perfect as Superman. The whole cast is Perfect. The movie is Perfect.
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