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Superman (15-Dec-1978)

Director: Richard Donner

Writers: Robert Benton; David Newman; Leslie Newman; Mario Puzo

Music by: John Williams

Producer: Pierre Spengler

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Comic Book, Time Travel, Superman, Explosions

Planet Krypton is destroyed; Jor-El sends his son Kal-El to Earth where he is raised by adoptive parents as Clark Kent. Now an adult, Clark takes a job at the Daily Planet, cover for his superhero identity. He must foil Lex Luthor's harebrained plan to destroy the Pacific Coast to inflate the value of his inland properties. Excellent telling of the Superman tale, though with Gene Hackman miscast as Luthor. Nominated for 3 Oscars including Best Original Score; received from the Academy a Special Achievement Award for visual effects.

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CAST

Marlon Brando   ...   Jor-El
Gene Hackman   ...   Lex Luthor
Christopher Reeve   ...   Superman / Clark Kent
Ned Beatty   ...   Otis
Jackie Cooper   ...   Perry White
Glenn Ford   ...   Pa Kent
Trevor Howard   ...   1st Elder
Margot Kidder   ...   Lois Lane
Jack O'Halloran   ...   Non
Valerie Perrine   ...   Eve Teschmacher
Maria Schell   ...   Vond-Ah
Terence Stamp   ...   General Zod
Phyllis Thaxter   ...   Ma Kent
Susannah York   ...   Lara
Jeff East   ...   Young Clark Kent
Marc McClure   ...   Jimmy Olsen
Sarah Douglas   ...   Ursa
Harry Andrews   ...   2nd Elder
Krypton Council
Vass Anderson   ...   3rd Elder
John Hollis   ...   4th Elder
James Garbutt   ...   5th Elder
Michael Gover   ...   6th Elder
David Neal   ...   7th Elder
William Russell   ...   8th Elder
Penelope Lee   ...   9th Elder
John Stuart   ...   10th Elder
Alan Cullen   ...   11th Elder
Lee Quigley   ...   Baby Kal-El
Aaron Smolinski   ...   Baby Clark Kent
Smallville
Diane Sherry   ...   Lana Lang
Jeff Atcheson   ...   Coach
Brad Flock   ...   Football Player
David Petrou   ...   Team Manager
Daily Planet
Billy J. Mitchell   ...   1st Editor
Robert Henderson   ...   2nd Editor
Larry Lamb   ...   1st Reporter
James Brockington   ...   2nd Reporter
John Cassady   ...   3rd Reporter
John F. Parker   ...   4th Reporter
Antony Scott   ...   5th Reporter
Ray Evans   ...   6th Reporter
Su Shifrin   ...   7th Reporter
Miquel Brown   ...   8th Reporter
Vincent Marzello   ...   1st Copy Boy
Benjamin Feitelson   ...   2nd Copy Boy
Lise Hilboldt   ...   1st Secretary
Leueen Willoughby   ...   2nd Secretary
Jill Ingham   ...   Perry's Secretary
Pieter Stuyck   ...   Window Cleaner
Metropolis
Rex Reed   ...   Rex Reed
Weston Gavin   ...   Mugger
Stephen Kahan   ...   Officer #1
Ray Hassett   ...   Officer #2
Randy Jurgenson   ...   Officer #3
Matt Russo   ...   News Vendor
Superman's 1st Night
Colin Skeaping   ...   Pilot
Bo Rucker   ...   Pimp
Paul Avery   ...   TV Cameraman
David Baxt   ...   Burglar
George Harris II   ...   Patrolman Mooney
Michael Harrigan   ...   1st Hood
John Cording   ...   2nd Hood
Raymond Thompson   ...   3rd Hood
Oz Clarke   ...   4th Hood
Rex Everhardt   ...   Desk Sergeant
Jayne Tottman   ...   Little Girl
Frank Lazarus   ...   Air Force One Pilot
Brian Protheroe   ...   Co Pilot
Lawrence Trimble   ...   1st Crewman
Robert Whelan   ...   2nd Crewman
David Calder   ...   3rd Crewman
Norwick Duff   ...   Newscaster
Keith Alexander   ...   Newscaster
Michael Ensign   ...   Newscaster
Missile Convoys
Larry Hagman   ...   Major
Paul Tuerpe   ...   Sgt. Hayley
Graham McPherson   ...   Lieutenant
David Yorston   ...   Petty Officer
Missile Control
Robert O'Neill   ...   Admiral
Robert MacLeod   ...   General
John Ratzenberger   ...   1st Controller
Alan Tilvern   ...   2nd Controller
Phil Brown   ...   State Senator
Bill Bailey   ...   2nd Senator
Golf Course
Burnell Tucker   ...   Agent
California
Chief Tug Smith   ...   Indian Chief
Norman Warwick   ...   Superchief Driver
Chuck Julian   ...   Assistant
Colin Etherington   ...   Power Co. Driver
Mark Wynter   ...   Mate
Prison
Roy Stevens   ...   Warden

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