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Superman

13th December 1978
2h 23m
Richard Donner

Superman is a 1978 Action Adventure film released on 13th December; Richard Donner directed the film which stars Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman. A sequel, Superman II, was released in 1980. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $245,218,018 on its budget.

7.0
MetaCritic
81
Rotten Tomatoes
94%
IMDb
7.3

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.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 3:54am.

Cast (85)

Margot Kidder Margot Kidder Lois Lane
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Gene Hackman Gene Hackman Lex Luthor
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Marlon Brando Marlon Brando
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Terence Stamp Terence Stamp General Zod
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Ned Beatty Ned Beatty
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey
Age at Filming ≈ 13
John Ratzenberger John Ratzenberger
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Trevor Howard Trevor Howard
Age at Filming ≈ 64
Michael Ensign Michael Ensign
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Susannah York Susannah York
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Harry Andrews Harry Andrews
Age at Filming ≈ 66
Marc McClure Marc McClure
Age at Filming ≈ 20
Valerie Perrine Valerie Perrine
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Glenn Ford Glenn Ford Jonathan Kent
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Sarah Douglas Sarah Douglas
Age at Filming ≈ 25
David Calder David Calder
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Steve Kahan
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Larry Hagman Larry Hagman
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Billy J. Mitchell Billy J. Mitchell
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Maria Schell
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Jack O'Halloran Jack O'Halloran
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Burnell Tucker Burnell Tucker
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Phil Brown Phil Brown
Age at Filming ≈ 61
William Russell William Russell
Age at Filming ≈ 53
John Hollis John Hollis
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Jackie Cooper Perry White
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Tony Selby
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Alan Harris Alan Harris
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Vincent Marzello Vincent Marzello
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Alan Tilvern
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Vass Anderson
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Randy Jurgensen Randy Jurgensen
Age at Filming ≈ 44
John Stuart
Age at Filming ≈ 79
Larry Lamb Larry Lamb
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Miquel Brown
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Noel Neill
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Jeff East Jeff East
Age at Filming ≈ 20
Rex Everhart Rex Everhart
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Rex Reed
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Lise Hilboldt
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Benjamin Feitelson
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Kirk Alyn
Age at Filming ≈ 67
Brian Protheroe
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Graham McPherson
Age at Filming ≈ 16
Colin Skeaping
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Diane Sherry Case Lana Lang
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Phyllis Thaxter Martha Kent
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Michael Gover
Age at Filming ≈ 64
Norman Warwick
Age at Filming ≈ 57

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Updated: 23rd Oct 2023, 9:28pm

Production Companies

Dovemead Films Film Export A.G.

Connected Films

Superman II poster
Followed By

Part of the Boxset

DC Multiverse

Superman Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

2% 13-19
11% 20-29
18% 30-39
9% 40-49
11% 50-59
7% 60-69
1% 70-79
41% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

15% Female
85% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

2% Good
1% Bad
96% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

1% Superhero
1% Journalist
98% Unknown

Superman FAQ

When was Superman released?

Superman was released on Wednesday December 13th, 1978.

Who plays the lead role(s) in Superman?

The lead role is played by Christopher Reeve in the role of Clark Kent / Superman.

How much did Superman cost to make?

The budget was $55,000,000.

How much money did Superman make?

The worldwide revenue was $300,218,018.

Is Superman on Netflix?

No, Superman is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Superman on Amazon Prime?

No, Superman is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Superman on Disney Plus?

No, Superman is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States