Here’s Richard Donner’s synopsis Superman: The Movie:
Oscar winners Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman lead an all-star cast in the action-packed fantasy movie that made Christopher Reeve an international star as the greatest superhero of all time. From the doomed planet of Krypton, two parents launch a spaceship that brings their young son to earth. Here he grows up to become Clark Kent, an affable reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, he fights for truth and justice as Superman.
Directed by Richard Donner, the 1978 film stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Valerie Perrine, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York, Jeff East, and Marc McClure. .
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