Superman

1978

Richard Donner
Director
Warner Brothers
Production Company

The origins of Superman and how he comes to set up home in Metropolis, USA. If that wasn't enough, the nefarious Lex Luthor has an evil scheme...

Lavish Superman spectacular with a perfect Superman in Chris Reeve. The self importance of the first half doesn't quite gel with the broad comedy of the second, so from that point of view, I'm much happier with the sequel.

Followed by:
Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987).



15th December 1978
Cinema


143 mins
2.35:1


17th October 2005
DVD







28th November 2006
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Marlon Brando
Jor-El
Gene Hackman
Lex Luthor
Christopher Reeve
Superman / Clark Kent
Ned Beatty
Otis
Jackie Cooper
Perry White
Glenn Ford
Pa Kent
Trevor Howard
1st Elder
Margot Kidder
Lois Lane
Jack O'Halloran
Non
Valerie Perrine
Eve Teschmacher
Maria Schell
Vond-Ah
Terence Stamp
General Zod
Phyllis Thaxter
Ma Kent
Susannah York
Lara
Jeff East
Young Clark Kent
Marc McClure
Jimmy Olsen
Sarah Douglas
Ursa
Harry Andrews
2nd Elder
Vass Anderson
3rd Elder
John Hollis
4th Elder
James Garbutt
5th Elder
Michael Gover
6th Elder
David Neal
7th Elder
William Russell
8th Elder
Penelope Lee
9th Elder
John Stuart
10th Elder
Alan Cullen
11th Elder
Lee Quigley
Baby Kal-El
Aaron Smolinski
Baby Clark Kent
Diane Sherry
Lana Lang
Jeff Atcheson
Coach
Brad Flock
Football Player
David Petrou
Team Manager
Billy J. Mitchell
1st Editor
Robert Henderson
2nd Editor
Larry Lamb
1st Reporter
James Brockington
2nd Reporter
John Cassady
3rd Reporter
John F. Parker
4th Reporter
Antony Scott
5th Reporter
Ray Evans
6th Reporter
Sue Shifrin
7th Reporter
(as Su Shifrin)
Miquel Brown
8th Reporter
Vincent Marzello
1st Copy Boy
Benjamin Feitelson
2nd Copy Boy
Lise Hilboldt
1st Secretary
Leueen Willoughby
2nd Secretary
Jill Ingham
Perry's Secretary
Pieter Stuyck
Window Cleaner
Rex Reed
Himself
Weston Gavin
Mugger
Steve Kahan
Officer 1
(as Stephen Kahan)
Ray Hassett
Officer 2
Randy Jurgensen
Officer 3
(as Randy Jurgenson)
Matt Russo
News Vendor
Colin Skeaping
Pilot
Bo Rucker
Pimp
Paul Avery
TV Cameraman
David Baxt
Burglar
George Harris II
Patrolman Mooney
Michael Harrigan
1st Hood
John Cording
2nd Hood
Raymond Thompson
3rd Hood
Oz Clarke
4th Hood
Rex Everhart
Desk Sergeant
(as Rex Everhardt)
Jayne Tottman
Little Girl
Frank Lazarus
Air Force One Pilot
Brian Protheroe
Co-Pilot
Lawrence Trimble
1st Crewman
Robert Whelan
2nd Crewman
David Calder
3rd Crewman
Norwich Duff
Newscaster
(as Norwick Duff)
Keith Alexander
Newscaster
Michael Ensign
Newscaster
Larry Hagman
Major
Paul Tuerpe
Sgt. Hayley
Graham McPherson
Lieutenant
David Yorston
Petty Officer
Robert O'Neil
Admiral
Robert MacLeod
General
John Ratzenberger
1st Controller
Alan Tilvern
2nd Controller
Phil Brown
State Senator
Bill Bailey
2nd Senator
Burnell Tucker
Agent
Chief Tug Smith
Indian Chief
Norman Warwick
Superchief Driver
Chuck Julian
Assistant
Colin Etherington
Power Co. Driver
Mark Wynter
Mate
Roy Stevens
Warden
Kirk Alyn
General Sam Lane
(uncredited)
Noel Neill
Ella Lane (uncredited)
Bruce Boa
General (extended version)
(uncredited)
Robert Dahdah
Newspaper Customer
(uncredited)
Richard Donner
Man in Street
(uncredited)
Harry Fielder
Poiliceman (uncredited)
Edward Finneran
Special Football Player
(uncredited)
Barrie Holland
Businessman
Pam Rose
Reporter (uncredited)
David de Keyser
Voice: Warden
(uncredited)
World Trade Center
World Trade Center
George Leech
Man in office
Alan Harris
man on Daily Planet rooftop

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