1978 Certificate: pg

Synopsis

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the movie that set the standard for comic-based blockbusters, starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. Most of the time, he's mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent. But whenever disaster strikes, one quick change transforms him into a high-flying superhero. Which happens a lot with snoopy colleague Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and evil megalomaniac Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) around. Thanks to pioneering special effects, bullet-speed direction and super casting (which made Reeve a household name and Marlon Brando a record-breaker), you'll really believe a man can fly!

Director

  • Richard Donner

Cast

  • Christopher Reeve

  • Margot Kidder

  • Gene Hackman

  • Marlon Brando

  • Glenn Ford