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Superman: The Movie

After a meteor falls in Smallville, Kansas, the Kents (Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter) become the proud, adaptive parents of a bouncing, baby alien. Keeping his origins a secret, they watch as he grows from a boy to a Superman (played by Christopher Reeve), and sets off to save the world. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 14 Dec 1978
Video Release: 30 Apr 2001
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Pa and Ma Kent prove to be loving adoptive parents, who offered good advice to Clark and encouraged him to find his purpose on Earth. How often are adoptive families portrayed this way in movies? How do you know that Clark loved and appreciated his human parents?

Believe it or not, America’s greatest comic book hero was created by a Canadian, Joe Shuster, and his friend, Jerry Siegel in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934. Unfortunately the twosome sold their rights to Superman for a $130 and never enjoyed the profits from their animated creation. For more information about the creator check out the following site: http://www.fortress.am/Creators/shusterBio.html

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