(Great Britain/USA, 1978, 143 minutes)

The sole survivor of the distant planet Krypton grows up on Earth possessing super-powers and finds his destiny to be a fighter for justice. Impressive comic-book adventure that sets up the Superman mythology on the big screen as well as it can be set up but, after an excellent first hour, settles into just another seventies disaster movie with a far too humorous tone.

A Warner Bros. release. Alexander Salkind presents an Alexander & Ilya Salkind production made by Dovemead Limited; an International Film Production picture. Starring Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York. Directed by Richard Donner; produced by Pierre Spengler; screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton, based upon a story by Mario Puzo and the character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster; additional script material by Norman Enfield; creative consultant, Tom Mankiewicz; music by John Williams; director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth; production designer, John Barry; costume designer, Yvonne Blake; film editor, Stuart Baird; supervisor and director of special effects, Colin Chilvers; optical visual effects supervisor, Roy Field; mattes & composites supervisor, Les Bowie; director of process photography, Denys Coop; model effects directed and created by Derek Meddings; visual effects design, Denis Rich; make-up and special visuals supervisor, Stuart Freeborn; Zoptic special effects, Zoran Perisic.


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