PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Jon Voight was lined up to play Superman for a while, but was let go, because producers felt he was not right for the role.
In the decade of the 1930s, even the great city of Metropolis was not spared the ravages of the worldwide depression. In times of fear and confusion, the job of informing the public was the responsibility of the Daily Planet, a great metropolitan ...
Jor-El tells his adult son that many hundred Earth years have passed since the death of Krypton. However, during Kal-El's journey to Earth, Jor spoke to the infant about the works of Joyce Kilmer and Albert Einstein, early 20th-century authors.
Next Year: "Superman II"
The Special Edition DVD version of Superman also includes the scene of the the ABC-TV version where the spaceship bringing Kal-El to Earth passes by the Phantom Zone prisoners.
$7,465,343 (USA) (17 December 1978)
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