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Superman

Superman

Richard Donner (1978)

137min
PG Certificate
Sat 10 Dec 3:50pm - 5:10pm ITV4
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Review

Our Score
This big-budget, epic-scale version of the Man of Steel legend is irresistible, fabulous entertainment. The elegiac opening - from the destruction of Krypton via Clark Kent's early years in Smallville to his arrival at the Daily Planet in Metropolis - turns more traditional comic book when Clark falls for Lois Lane, before a bright and breezy confrontation with comedic criminal Lex Luthor. The deliberate clash of styles generates much excitement and, yes, you'll believe a man can fly. Christopher Reeve is perfectly cast (though Smallville fans may disagree) and as a spectacle it's a highly satisfying confection that has set the standard other comic-book adaptations must try to match.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Clark Kent / Superman Christopher Reeve
Lex Luthor Gene Hackman
Lois Lane Margot Kidder
Jor-El Marlon Brando
Otis Ned Beatty
Perry White Jackie Cooper
Pa Kent Glenn Ford
First Elder Trevor Howard
Eve Teschmacher Valerie Perrine
General Zod Terence Stamp
Ursa Sarah Douglas
Non Jack O'Halloran
Jimmy Olsen Marc McClure
Martha Kent Phyllis Thaxter
Lara Susannah York
Young Clark Kent Jeff East
Major Larry Hagman
Young Lois Lane's father Kirk Alyn
Young Lois Lane's mother Noel Neill
Man in street Richard Donner
Director Richard Donner
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: May be edited for language and violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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