πŸŽ₯ Superman – 1978

The Story …

On the planet Krypton, Jor-El, a member of the Kryptonian high council, sentences criminals General Zod, Non, and Ursa to the phantom zone.

He warns the council that Krypton will be destroyed by its exploding red supergiant sun, but they dismiss his concerns. Before the planet’s end, Jor-El and his wife Lara send their baby son Kal-El to Earth, where his unique physiology grants him evolving superhuman abilities.

Kal-El’s spaceship touches down near Smallville, Kansas. Found by Jonathan and Martha Kent when he astonishingly lifts their truck, they adopt him, naming him Clark.

As he grows, hiding his powers, Jonathan believes Clark was sent to Earth for a special purpose …

After Jonathan’s death from a heart attack, a teenage Clark discovers a green crystal in his spacecraft’s remains. This leads him to the Arctic, where he constructs the Fortress of Solitude, echoing Krypton’s design. Inside, Jor-El’s hologram reveals Clark’s heritage and trains him for twelve years. Emerging in a blue-and-red suit bearing the House of El crest, he’s cautioned against changing human history.

At the Daily Planet in Metropolis, Clark becomes a reporter and is drawn to Lois Lane. After saving her from a helicopter accident, he uses his powers in public acts of heroism, gaining immediate fame as the “caped wonder”. Perry White, the Daily Planet’s chief, seeks more information on this new hero. Clark later visits Lois, taking her on a flight, leading her to coin his name, “Superman”.

Criminal mastermind Lex Luthor discovers a joint U.S. Army/U.S. Navy missile test and plots to target the San Andreas Fault with reprogrammed missiles, though one is misdirected by his bumbling assistant, Otis.

Suspecting Superman’s interference, Lex identifies a Kryptonian meteorite, lethal to Superman. With Eve Teschmacher and Otis, Lex retrieves it and traps Superman in his lair, revealing his plan to sink the western U.S., making his desert land prime coastline. He weakens Superman using the meteor, now known as Kryptonite, and informs him of the misdirected missile set for Hackensack, New Jersey.

Concerned for her mother in Hackensack, Teschmacher frees Superman, urging him to first stop the eastbound missile. He sends it to space but misses the westbound missile, which triggers severe earthquakes in California, endangering landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. Superman counteracts the devastation by mending the fault line.

As Superman rescues others, Lois gets trapped in her car by an aftershock, suffocating before he can save her. Distraught, Superman disregards Jor-El’s warning against altering history.

Heeding Jonathan’s belief in his purpose, he flies around Earth, reversing time to prevent Lois’s death and the missile’s destruction. After securing the West Coast, he imprisons Luthor and Otis, then soars into the sunrise.

Credits :

  • Directed by Richard Donner
  • Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton
  • Story by Mario Puzo
  • Based on Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
  • Produced by Pierre Spengler
  • Cinematography : Geoffrey Unsworth
  • Edited by Stuart Baird
  • Music by John Williams
  • Production Companies : Dovemead Ltd, International Film Production
  • Distributed by Columbia–EMI–Warner Distributors
  • Release Dates : December 10, 1978

Cast :

  • Christopher Reeve as Superman / Clark Kent
  • Marlon Brando as Jor-El
  • Margot Kidder as Lois Lane
  • Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor
  • Ned Beatty as Otis
  • Jackie Cooper as Perry White
  • Glenn Ford as Jonathan Kent
  • Phyllis Thaxter as Martha Kent
  • Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen
  • Valerie Perrine as Eve Teschmacher
  • Terence Stamp as General Zod
  • Susannah York as Lara
  • Jeff East as Young Clark Kent
  • Sarah Douglas as Ursa
  • Harry Andrews as General R.J. Thunderbolt Ross
  • Jack O’Halloran as Non
  • Aaron Smolinski as Baby Clark Kent

Film Information Source :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_(1978_film)

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