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Brief Synopsis: "Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane -- who's in love with Superman. Clark must summon his superhero alter ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world."

Overall Ranking: 874 (Rank from 1978: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 41.18%
Regular 47.06%
Half-Popped 11.76%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Marlon Brando (Jor-El)
  • Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor)
  • Christopher Reeve (Superman / Clark Kent)
  • Ned Beatty (Otis)
  • Jackie Cooper (Perry White)
  • Glenn Ford (Jonathan Kent)
  • Trevor Howard (1st Elder)
  • Margot Kidder (Lois Lane)
  • Jack OHalloran (Non)
  • Valerie Perrine (Eve Teschmacher)
  • Maria Schell (Vond-Ah)
  • Terence Stamp (General Zod)
  • Phyllis Thaxter (Martha Kent)
  • Susannah York (Lara)
  • Jeff East (Young Clark Kent)
  • Michael Ensign (Newscaster)
  • Richard Donner (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Superman II (Donner cut)
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Three Different Supermen
  • Christopher Reeve Superman