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  • Trailer for Superman: The Movie

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Cast

  • Marlon Brando
  • Gene Hackman
  • Christopher Reeve
  • Ned Beatty
  • Jackie Cooper
  • Glenn Ford
  • Trevor Howard
  • Margot Kidder
  • Jack O'Halloran
  • Valerie Perrine

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Peter Boyle auditioned for the part of Otis, Lex Luthor's bumbling accomplice.
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Goofs

  • The Cheerios box that Mrs. Kent pulls from the cupboard on the morning Clark leaves Smallville changes position on the table when she looks out the window.
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Quotes

    • Lois Lane: Any more at home like you?
    • Clark Kent: Uh, not really, no.
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Christopher Reeve is by far the best Superman. This movie still holds up.

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Daniel H

Metacritic

100

Superman is a pure delight, a wondrous combination of all the old-fashioned things we never really get tired of: adventure and romance, heroes and villains, earthshaking special effects, and -- you know what else? Wit.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
100

Estimates of the movie's costs range between $35-and $70-million; whatever the price, it was not too much to pay. As gods go, Superman is one of the godliest; his movie is one of the best.

Metacritic review by Jay Scott
Jay Scott
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
88

There's no doubt that it's a flawed movie, but it's one of the most wonderfully entertaining flawed movies made.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
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