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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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Superman: The Movie is rated PG:

Cast: Christopher Reeve Margot Kidder
Studio: 1978 Warner Brothers

Detailed Review

For nearly 70 years, Superman has been part of American pop culture. What little boy hasn't pasted a super-sized S on his chest or tied a towel around his shoulders… 
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Why Is Superman: The Movie Rated PG?

Overall: A- An alien superhero uses his unusual powers to bring criminals to justice and… 
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Talk It Over

Pa and Ma Kent prove to be loving adoptive parents, who offered good advice to… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

For other unusual adoption stories, check out Stewart Little, Babe, or Dinosaur.… 
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