Superman: The Movie

Superman: The Movie

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

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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: 11/03/2009
UPC: 0883929091720
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:23:00
Sales rank: 9,429

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by producer Pierre Spangler and executive producer Ilya Salkind; Theatrical trailers; TV spot

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, Side A -- Superman: The Movie
1. Intergalactic Credits
2. Verdict on Krypton
3. The Phantom Zone
4. Jor-El's Warning
5. A Father's Farewell
6. Blastoff to Safety
7. Krypton's End
8. Education En Route
9. Help With a Flat
10. Unbelievable Lois
11. Another Father's Farewell
12. Time to Leave
13. Fortress of 13 Solitude
14. Twelve Years Tutelage
15. The Daily Planet
16. Faster Than a Bullet
17. Dead-End Trail
18. Luthor's Lair
19. It's Not a Date
20. Helicopter Emergency
21. "Who's Got You?!?"
22. Crooks to Cats
23. Air Force One
24. Fatherly Advice
25. Story of the 25 Century
26. Vital Statistics
27. Test Flight
28. Can You Read My Mind?
29. "That's Clark, Nice"
30. Deducting His Weakness
31. Diversionary Tactic #1
32. Diversionary Tactic #2
33. Luthor's Challenge
34. The Gauntlet
35. Luthor's Land Grab
36. Kryptonite Necklace
37. Unlikely Rescuer
38. Disasters Galore
39. Rescues Galore
40. Damming the Dam
41. Too Late for Lois
42. As the World (re)turns
43. Prison Break0in
44. End Credits

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