The Superman Movie: Extended Cut | Full Movie

The Superman Movie: Extended Cut
  • UR
  • 3h 8m
  • 1978
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The story begins with Superman's birth on the doomed planet Krypton and follows him on his arrival to Earth, his childhood in Kansas and his career as reporter for the Daily Planet. Now in the Extended Cut re-discover Superman with nearly 40 more minutes of story unseen in decades!
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Common Sense Says
Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that when you're talking superhero sagas, Superman: The Movie is how it's done. Many characters are in peril before the hero saves the day, including a school bus full of kids teetering off the Golden Gate Bridge, two coasts threatened by a missile launch, and reporter/love interest Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who gets in plenty of tight spots. Despite the fact that Superman (Christopher Reeve) has to save her from helicopter crashes, muggers, and earthquakes (she's buried alive in an intense sequence), she still has some take-charge flair. On the other hand, Superman can't save his adopted dad from a heart attack and is shown mourning his death. There's some smoking in the Daily Planet newsroom (typical for the era) and a few swear words along the lines of "damn" and "hell." But Superman always fights for "truth, justice, and the American way" and will entrance tweens, teens, and parents flying high on nostalgia.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Classics, Franchise, Blockbuster
  • Release Date:December 15, 1978
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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