A box-office smash, an Academy Award winner* and a fan favorite since it first flew into theatres in December 1978, Superman: The Movie assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. At its heart (just as in three sequels) is Christopher Reeve's intelligent, affectionate portrayal of a most human Man of Steel. Watching Superman again isn't just like being a kid again. It's better. The movie's legacy soared even higher when director Richard Donner revisited this beloved adventure 22 years later and integrated eight minutes into the film. Enjoy more footage of the Krypton Council, a glimpse of stars of prior Superman incarnations, more of Jor-El underscoring his son's purpose on Earth and an extended sequence inside Lex Luthor's gauntlet of doom. Reeve, Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Luthor) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) give indelible performances that fuel the film's aura of legend. Looks like a swell night for flying. Why not come along?

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Superman (1978)

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Action/Adventure/Drama/Science-Fiction · 2h 23m · 12/15/1978

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You'll believe a man can fly.

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A box-office smash, an Academy Award winner* and a fan favorite since it first flew into theatres in December 1978, Superman: The Movie assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. At its heart (just as in three sequels) is Christopher Reeve's intelligent, affectionate portrayal of a most human Man of Steel. Watching Superman again isn't just like being a kid again. It's better. The movie's legacy soared even higher when director Richard Donner revisited this beloved adventure 22 years later and integrated eight minutes into the film. Enjoy more footage of the Krypton Council, a glimpse of stars of prior Superman incarnations, more of Jor-El underscoring his son's purpose on Earth and an extended sequence inside Lex Luthor's gauntlet of doom. Reeve, Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Luthor) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) give indelible performances that fuel the film's aura of legend. Looks like a swell night for flying. Why not come along?

Streaming Popularity Today: 6764 3213

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada

Production Companies

Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., International Film Production

Budget

$55,000,000

Revenue

$300,218,018
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Superman

Cast
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Aidan Harrington

Reporter (uncredited)
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Larry Hagman

Major
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Shane Rimmer

Naval Transport Commander (uncredited)
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Jeff Silk

School Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Alan Harris

Man on Daily Planet Rooftop (uncredited)
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Rob Hawk

Little Boy with Mom (uncredited)
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John Ketteringham

Prison Guard (uncredited)
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George Leech

Man in Office (uncredited)
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Noel Neill

Ella Lane (uncredited)
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Tony O'Leary

Daily Planet Employee (uncredited)
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Aaron Smolinski

Baby Clark Kent
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Diane Sherry Case

Lana Lang (as Diane Sherry)
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Jeff Atcheson

Coach
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Brad Flock

Brad
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David Petrou

Team Manager
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Billy J. Mitchell

1st Editor
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Robert Henderson

2nd Editor
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Larry Lamb

1st Reporter
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James Brockington

2nd Reporter
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John Cassady

3rd Reporter
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John F. Parker

4th Reporter
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Antony Scott

5th Reporter
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Ray Evans

6th Reporter
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Sue Shifrin

7th Reporter (as Su Shifrin)
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Miquel Brown

8th Reporter
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Vincent Marzello

1st Copy Boy
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Ben Feitelson

2nd Copy Boy (as Benjamin Feitelson)
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Lise Hilboldt

1st Secretary
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Leueen Willoughby

2nd Secretary
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Jill Ingham

Perry's Secretary
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Pieter Stuyck

Window Cleaner
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Rex Reed

Rex Reed
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Weston Gavin

Mugger
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Steve Kahan

Officer 1 (as Stephen Kahan)
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Ray Hassett

Officer 2
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Randy Jurgensen

Officer 3 (as Randy Jurgenson)
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Matt Russo

News Vendor
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Colin Skeaping

Pilot
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Bo Rucker

Pimp
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Paul Avery

TV Cameraman
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David Baxt

Burglar
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George Harris II

Patrolman Mooney
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Michael Harrigan

1st Hood
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John Cording

2nd Hood
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Raymond Thompson

3rd Hood
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Oz Clarke

4th Hood
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Rex Everhart

Desk Sergeant (as Rex Everhardt)
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Jayne Tottman

Little Girl
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Frank Lazarus

Air Force One Pilot
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Brian Protheroe

Co Pilot
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Lawrence Trimble

1st Crewman
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Robert Whelan

2nd Crewman
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David Calder

3rd Crewman
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Norwich Duff

Newscaster (as Norwick Duff)
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Keith Alexander

Newscaster
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Michael Ensign

Newscaster
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Paul Tuerpe

Sgt. Hayley
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Robert Robinson

Man (uncredited)
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Byron Sotiris

Man in Street (uncredited)
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Marlon Brando

Jor-El
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Gene Hackman

Lex Luthor
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Christopher Reeve

Superman / Clark Kent
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Ned Beatty

Otis
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Jackie Cooper

Perry White
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Glenn Ford

Pa Kent
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Trevor Howard

1st Elder
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Margot Kidder

Lois Lane
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Jack O'Halloran

Non
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Valerie Perrine

Eve Teschmacher
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Maria Schell

Vond-Ah
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Terence Stamp

General Zod
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Phyllis Thaxter

Ma Kent
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Susannah York

Lara
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Jeff East

Young Clark Kent
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Marc McClure

Jimmy Olsen
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Sarah Douglas

Ursa
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Harry Andrews

2nd Elder
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Vass Anderson

3rd Elder
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John Hollis

4th Elder
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James Garbutt

5th Elder
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Michael Gover

6th Elder
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David Neal

7th Elder
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William Russell

8th Elder
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Penelope Lee

9th Elder
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John Stuart

10th Elder
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Alan Cullen

11th Elder
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Lee Quigley

Baby Kal-El
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Marco St. John

Mugger's Arm in Alley (uncredited)
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Guy Standeven

Man in Street Watching TV (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Sweetman

Baby Kal-El in capsule (uncredited)
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Pam Rose

Reporter (uncredited)
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Tony Selby

Hood (uncredited)
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Sandy Shelton

Woman in Street (uncredited)
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Graham McPherson

Lieutenant
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David Yorston

Petty Officer
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Robert O'Neill

Admiral
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Robert MacLeod

General
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John Ratzenberger

1st Controller
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Alan Tilvern

2nd Controller
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Phil Brown

State Senator
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Bill Bailey

2nd Senator
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Burnell Tucker

Agent
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Chief Tug Smith

Indian Chief
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Norman Warwick

Superchief Driver
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Chuck Julian

Assistant
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Colin Etherington

Power Co. Driver
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Mark Wynter

Mate
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Roy Stevens

Warden
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Kirk Alyn

General Sam Lane (uncredited)
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Jerry Baker

Helipad Ground Crew (uncredited)
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Roy Beck

Reporter (uncredited)
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Bruce Boa

General (extended version) (uncredited)
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Rodney Cardiff

Reporter (uncredited)
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Robert Dahdah

Newspaper Customer (uncredited)
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David de Keyser

Warden (voice) (uncredited)
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Jack Dearlove

Reporter (uncredited)
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Richard Donner

Man in Street (extended version) (uncredited)
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Harry Fielder

Policeman (uncredited)
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Edward Finneran

Special Football Player (uncredited)
Crew
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Norman Bolland

Sound
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Richard Raguse

Sound
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Roy Charman

Sound
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Charles Schmitz

Sound
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Bernard Weiser

Sound
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Ernest Archer

Art
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Philip Bennet

Art
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Stuart Craig

Art
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Leslie Dilley

Art
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Norman Dorme

Art
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Tony Reading

Art
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Norman Reynolds

Art
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John Barry

Art
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Stan Fiferman

Sound
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John Foster

Sound
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Chris Greenham

Sound
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Chris Large

Sound
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Brian Marshall

Sound
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Gordon K. McCallum

Sound
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Jay Nierenberg

Sound
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Richard Donner

Director
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Jerry Siegel

Writer
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Joe Shuster

Writer
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Mario Puzo

Writer
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David Newman

Writer
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Leslie Newman

Writer
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Robert Benton

Writer
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Tom Mankiewicz

Writer
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Charles Greenlaw

Producer
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Richard Lester

Producer
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Alexander Salkind

Producer
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Ilya Salkind

Producer
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Pierre Spengler

Producer
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Geoffrey Unsworth

Cinematograpy
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Stuart Baird

Editor
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Michael Ellison

Editor
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John Williams

Music
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