Director: Richard Donner Run Time: 143 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 1978
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty
Before planet Krypton’s imminent demise, scientist Jor-El launches his infant son to safety on Earth. When the rocket crash lands in the American midwest, the boy is discovered by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who adopt him as their own. As the boy matures, he becomes aware of special abilities that make him more than a regular man; a Superman.
A box-office smash, an Academy Award winner and a fan favorite since it first flew into theaters, Superman assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. At its heart is Christopher Reeve’s intelligent, affectionate portrayal of a most human Man of Steel, bringing the legendary superhero to life in the definitive live-action interpretation of the character.