Superman (1978)

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Title
Superman
Overview
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.
Release Date
13 December 1978
Runtime
2 h 23 min
Country
 United Kingdom,   United States of America
Genres
Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Director
Richard Donner
Actors
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Margot Kidder, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Trevor Howard, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Susannah York, Jeff East, Marc McClure, Sarah Douglas, Harry Andrews, Vass Anderson, John Hollis, James Garbutt, Michael Gover, David Neal, Penelope Lee, John Stuart, Alan Cullen, Lee Quigley, Aaron Smolinski, Diane Sherry Case, Jeff Atcheson, Brad Flock, David Petrou, Billy J. Mitchell, Robert Henderson, Larry Lamb, James Brockington, John Cassady, John F. Parker, Harry Scott, Ray Evans, Su Shifrin, Miquel Brown, Vincent Marzello, Benjamin Feitelson, Lise Hilboldt, Leueen Willoughby, Jill Ingham, Pieter Stuyck, Rex Reed, Weston Gavin, Steve Kahan, Ray Hassett, Randy Jurgensen, Matt Russo, Colin Skeaping, Bo Rucker, Paul Avery, David Baxt, George Harris II, Michael Harrigan, John Cording, Raymond Thompson, Oz Clarke, Rex Everhart, Jayne Tottman, Frank Lazarus, Brian Protheroe, Lawrence Trimble, Robert Whelan, David Calder, Norwich Duff, Keith Alexander, Michael Ensign, Larry Hagman, Paul Tuerpe, Graham McPherson, David Yorston, Robert O'Neill, Robert MacLeod, John Ratzenberger, Alan Tilvern, Phil Brown, Bill Bailey, Burnell Tucker, Chief Tug Smith, Norman Warwick, Chuck Julian, Colin Etherington, Mark Wynter, Roy Stevens, William Russell, Noel Neill, Kirk Alyn, Edward Finneran, Tony Selby, Richard Donner
Production
Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer
Pierre Spengler
Director of Photography
Geoffrey Unsworth
Original Music Composer
John Williams
Languages
English
Budget
$55,000,000
Revenue
$300,218,018
Certification
PG
Original Title
Superman
Author
Writer
Tom Mankiewicz
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Superman (1978)

This fictional superhero and character first appeared in American comics published by DC Comics. Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the character. It first appeared in the comic book. Action Comics#1 (cover-dated June 1938, published April 18, 1938). Superman has been adapted to many other media, including radio serials and novels, movies, television, television, and theatre.

Superman was born on Krypton and was given the name Kal-El At birth. His parents sent him to Earth as a baby in a small spaceship just moments before Krypton was destroyed by a natural catastrophe. He landed his ship in the American countryside near Smallville, a fictional American town. Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent adopted him and named him after them. Clark Kent. Clark was able to develop superhuman abilities such as immaturity and strength. Clark’s adoptive parents encouraged him to use his superhuman abilities to benefit humanity and he chose to become a vigilante to combat crime. He disguises himself in a colourful costume to protect his privacy and goes by the name “Superman” while fighting crime. Clark Kent lives in Metropolis, an American fictional city where he works for the newspaper. Daily Planet. Superman’s love interest, Lois Lane (a fellow journalist), is one of his supporting characters. Daily Planet Jimmy Olsen, photographer; Perry White, editor-in-chief. His archenemy Lex Luthor is a mad scientist turned ruthless businessman.

Superman is the archetype of a “superhero”: He wears an outrageous costume, uses a codename and fights evil using extraordinary abilities. While there were other fictional characters that could have been described as this, like Zorro or the Phantom, Superman is the one who popularized the superhero genre. He was the most popular superhero character in American comics up to the 1980s.

This fictional superhero and character first appeared in American comics published by DC Comics. Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the character. It first appeared in the comic book. Action Comics#1 (cover-dated June 1938, published April 18, 1938). Superman has been adapted to many other media, including radio serials and novels, movies, television, television, and theatre.

Superman was born on Krypton and was given the name Kal-El At birth. His parents sent him to Earth as a baby in a small spaceship just moments before Krypton was destroyed by a natural catastrophe. He landed his ship in the American countryside near Smallville, a fictional American town. Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent adopted him and named him after them.

Clark Kent. Clark was able to develop superhuman abilities such as immaturity and strength. Clark’s adoptive parents encouraged him to use his superhuman abilities to benefit humanity and he chose to become a vigilante to combat crime. He disguises himself in a colourful costume to protect his privacy and goes by the name “Superman” while fighting crime. Clark Kent lives in Metropolis, an American fictional city where he works for the newspaper. Daily Planet. Superman’s love interest, Lois Lane (a fellow journalist), is one of his supporting characters. Daily Planet Jimmy Olsen, photographer; Perry White, editor-in-chief. His archenemy Lex Luthor is a mad scientist turned ruthless businessman.

Superman is the archetype of a “superhero”: He wears an outrageous costume, uses a codename and fights evil using extraordinary abilities. While there were other fictional characters that could have been described as this, like Zorro or the Phantom, Superman is the one who popularized the superhero genre. He was the most popular superhero character in American comics up to the 1980s.

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  1. Ben Ikeas
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    Cant believe I found this hidden gem. A family superman cartoon

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