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.
At one point, shooting slowed down to the point where only thirty seconds of film were being shot in one day.
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 ...
In the movie Lex Luthor claims to have a missile heading towards the east coast at the same time as another missile was heading towards the fault line. To honor his word to Ms. Tessmacher to save her mother from the missile on the east coast, he cannot travel fast enough back to the west coast to save Lois Lane and the fault line. However, Superman is fast enough to fly around the world seemingly faster than the speed of light. In that context Superman should have been more than fast enough to stop both missiles easily.
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(In the 188-minute version): At around 2:49:55, a scene of water flooding an otherwise barren Reservation in New Mexico is featured. In the minute-long scene, Native Americans bathe in the newfound river.
$7,465,343 (USA) (17 December 1978)
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