Superman: The Movie

Superman: The Movie

1978, PG, 143 min. Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Mark McClure, Glenn Ford, Valerie Perrine.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., July 29, 1999

Part of the Paramount's 70mm series, this original Superman is the best of the bunch. It combines cheeky attitude with wowwy effects and genuine thrills to tell the story of the genesis of the Man of Steel.

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Superman: The Movie, Richard Donner, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Mark McClure, Glenn Ford, Valerie Perrine

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