Superman (1978)

6.34
/ 10
109 User Ratings
2h 23m
Running Time

December 14, 1978
Release Date

Superman (1978)

6.34
/ 10
109 User Ratings
2h 23m
Running Time

December 14, 1978
Release Date

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Plot.

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.

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Cast & Crew.

Keith Lund

Keith Lund

Second Assistant Director

Michael Hook

Michael Hook

Second Assistant Director

Patrick Cadell

Patrick Cadell

Second Assistant Director

Peter Jacobs

Peter Jacobs

Second Assistant Director

Simon Milton

Simon Milton

Second Assistant Director

Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Second Assistant Director

Peter L. Bergquist

Peter L. Bergquist

Second Assistant Director

Candace Suerstedt

Candace Suerstedt

Second Assistant Director

Ted Ambrose

Ted Ambrose

Draughtsman

Dennis Bosher

Dennis Bosher

Draughtsman

Alan Cassie

Alan Cassie

Draughtsman

Fred Weiler

Fred Weiler

Set Decoration

Ernest Smith

Ernest Smith

Scenic Artist

Bill Beavis

Bill Beavis

Scenic Artist

Larry Cleary

Larry Cleary

Construction Manager

Jack Carter

Jack Carter

Construction Manager

Harry Kersey

Harry Kersey

Construction Manager

Herman Lowers

Herman Lowers

Construction Manager

Michael Redding

Michael Redding

Construction Manager

Roy Evans

Roy Evans

Construction Manager

Terry Reed

Terry Reed

Modeling

Cyril Forster

Cyril Forster

Modeling

Andrew Kelly

Andrew Kelly

Modeling

Jeff Luff

Jeff Luff

Modeling

Rodney Fuller

Rodney Fuller

Special Effects Technician

Michael Dunleavy

Michael Dunleavy

Special Effects Technician

Jimmy Harris

Jimmy Harris

Special Effects Technician

Peter Biggs

Peter Biggs

Special Effects Technician

Frank Richardson

Frank Richardson

Special Effects Technician

Peter Pickering

Peter Pickering

Special Effects Technician

George Ball

George Ball

Property Master

Danny Skundric

Danny Skundric

Property Master

Details.

Release Date
December 14, 1978

Status
Released

Running Time
2h 23m

Budget
$55,000,000

Box Office
$300,500,000

Filming Locations
New Mexico · New York City · San Francisco, United States · Pinewood Studios, United Kingdom · Alberta, Canada

Genres

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Wiki.

Superman (also marketed as Superman: The Movie) is a 1978 superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero Superman, played by Christopher Reeve. It is the first of four installments in the Superman film series starring Reeve as Superman. The film was directed by Richard Donner based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton. In addition to Reeve, the film features an ensemble cast including Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Jeff East, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Trevor Howard, Marc McClure, Terence Stamp, Valerie Perrine, Ned Beatty, Jack O'Halloran, Maria Schell, and Sarah Douglas. It depicts the origin of Superman, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton, son of Jor-El (Brando), and his youthful years in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered disposition in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane (Kidder) while battling the villainous Lex Luthor (Hackman).

Ilya Salkind had the idea of a Superman film in 1973 and, after a difficult process with DC Comics, the Salkinds bought the rights to the character the following year. Several directors, most notably Guy Hamilton, and screenwriters were associated with the project before Donner was hired to direct. Tom Mankiewicz was drafted in to rewrite the script and was given a creative consultant credit. It was decided to film both Superman and its sequel Superman II (1980) simultaneously, with principal photography beginning in March 1977 and ending in October 1978. Tensions arose between Donner and the producers, and a decision was made to stop filming the sequel, of which 75 percent had already been completed, and finish the first film.The most expensive film made up to that point, with a budget of $55 million, Superman premiered at The Kennedy Center in New York City on December 10, 1978, and was released in the United Kingdom on

December 14, and in the United States on

December 15. The film was a critical and financial success; its worldwide box office earnings of $300 million made it the second-highest-grossing release of the year. It received praise for Reeve's performance and John Williams's musical score, and was nominated for Best Film Editing, Best Music (Original Score), and Best Sound at the 51st Academy Awards, and received a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects. Groundbreaking in its use of special effects and science fiction/fantasy storytelling, the film's legacy presaged the mainstream popularity of Hollywood's superhero film franchises. In 2017, Superman was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress's National Film Registry.

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