"Superman" quotes

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Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

Director: Richard Donner
Writer: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Mario Puzo
Production: N/A
Year: 1978
MetaScore: 81/100
ImdbRating: 7.4
BoxOffice: $134,478,449
Released: 15 Dec 1978
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 17 wins & 23 nominations total

155 Clips

At last it's official - Superman 00:10
At last it's official
Your name is Kal El - Superman 00:24
Your name is Kal El
Yes I'm here to fight for truth and justice and the American way - Superman 00:05
Yes I'm here to fight for truth and justice and the American...
Help me - Superman 00:03
Help me
It isn't that I don't trust you but - Superman 00:36
It isn't that I don't trust you but
I want the name of this flying whatchamacallit - Superman 00:09
I want the name of this flying whatchamacallit
It's open come in - Superman 00:09
It's open come in
Sick you're really sick - Superman 00:27
Sick you're really sick
A meteorite found in Addis Ababa - Superman 00:36
A meteorite found in Addis Ababa
Any attempt by you to create - Superman 00:34
Any attempt by you to create
You're messing up my suit - Superman 00:32
You're messing up my suit
You don't even care where the other missile's headed do you - Superman 00:12
You don't even care where the other missile's headed do you
Tell me Lex - Superman 00:22
Tell me Lex
How many girls do you know have a Park Avenue address like this - Superman 00:10
How many girls do you know have a Park Avenue address like...
The other one - Superman 00:05
The other one
What's the story on this guy Do you think it's the genuine article - Superman 00:36
What's the story on this guy Do you think it's the genuine...
Only one thing alive with less than four legs can hear this frequency - Superman 00:35
Only one thing alive with less than four legs can hear this...
This country - Superman 00:10
This country
Miss Teschmacher - Superman 00:04
Miss Teschmacher
As you may or may not know I am as they say - Superman 00:35
As you may or may not know I am as they say
Your home as it was - Superman 00:37
Your home as it was
As you know the Daily Planet is very interested in that dam - Superman 00:26
As you know the Daily Planet is very interested in that dam
That'll be the day when a guy could fly - Superman 00:06
That'll be the day when a guy could fly
Did you see anything good today Not until you came along - Superman 00:08
Did you see anything good today Not until you came along
What are you writing - Superman 00:06
What are you writing
It's too good to be true 6' 4 black hair blue eyes - Superman 00:07
It's too good to be true 6' 4 black hair blue eyes
Holy mackerel - Superman 00:06
Holy mackerel
Krypton - Superman 00:03
Krypton
Officer - Superman 00:16
Officer
There's a strong streak of good in you Superman - Superman 00:12
There's a strong streak of good in you Superman
Otis take the gentleman's cape - Superman 00:11
Otis take the gentleman's cape
The early history of our universe was a bloody mosaic of interplanetary war - Superman 00:06
The early history of our universe was a bloody mosaic of...
The third one was supposed to be 11 and the fourth one 7 - Superman 00:19
The third one was supposed to be 11 and the fourth one 7
Why do I pay you 40 a week when I should have you arrested for loitering - Superman 00:12
Why do I pay you 40 a week when I should have you arrested...
Something wrong with the elevator - Superman 00:04
Something wrong with the elevator
I wonder what they're wearing in Addis Ababa - Superman 00:04
I wonder what they're wearing in Addis Ababa
Is that the newspaper I asked you to get me - Superman 00:12
Is that the newspaper I asked you to get me
M You want M Mr Luthor Coming right up - Superman 00:15
M You want M Mr Luthor Coming right up
When I was 6 years old my father said to me - Superman 00:37
When I was 6 years old my father said to me
When they found out the things that you do - Superman 00:37
When they found out the things that you do
There's something I have to tell you I'm really - Superman 00:18
There's something I have to tell you I'm really
You are revealed to the world - Superman 00:36
You are revealed to the world
I don't know what to say Father - Superman 00:35
I don't know what to say Father
I never lie - Superman 00:03
I never lie
The first bottle's on me Let me get my hat - Superman 00:04
The first bottle's on me Let me get my hat
I have to leave - Superman 00:34
I have to leave
Now look - Superman 00:35
Now look
Now look - Superman 00:33
Now look
It has therefore now become your decision - Superman 00:35
It has therefore now become your decision
Golly I saw a boy out there run as fast as the train - Superman 00:18
Golly I saw a boy out there run as fast as the train
It is forbidden for you to interfere with human history - Superman 00:05
It is forbidden for you to interfere with human history
What a super man - Superman 00:11
What a super man
You were great in your day - Superman 00:13
You were great in your day
It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving - Superman 00:06
It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep...
Don't touch that - Superman 00:18
Don't touch that
In the times of fear and confusion - Superman 00:19
In the times of fear and confusion
If he remains here with us - Superman 00:36
If he remains here with us
Who are you - Superman 00:05
Who are you
You were followed again - Superman 00:10
You were followed again
Why did you kiss me first - Superman 00:08
Why did you kiss me first
Here in this - Superman 00:36
Here in this
So my son - Superman 00:27
So my son
You really shouldn't smoke - Superman 00:12
You really shouldn't smoke
Bad vibrations - Superman 00:03
Bad vibrations
The energy input to Jor El's quarters is now in excess - Superman 00:25
The energy input to Jor El's quarters is now in excess
Really Lois supposing that man had shot you - Superman 00:20
Really Lois supposing that man had shot you
Excuse me Mr White I was wondering - Superman 00:17
Excuse me Mr White I was wondering
Why is it I can't get it on with the good guys - Superman 00:05
Why is it I can't get it on with the good guys
Any more at home like you - Superman 00:05
Any more at home like you
There's no Z in brassiere - Superman 00:37
There's no Z in brassiere
Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks - Superman 00:10
Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks
Say Jim - Superman 00:06
Say Jim
Do you know why the number 200 is so vitally descriptive to both you and me - Superman 00:09
Do you know why the number 200 is so vitally descriptive to...
What the hell happened We got our engine back - Superman 00:15
What the hell happened We got our engine back
Lois Clark Kent may seem like just a mild mannered reporter - Superman 00:16
Lois Clark Kent may seem like just a mild mannered reporter
What color underwear am I wearing - Superman 00:37
What color underwear am I wearing
Now listen to me I tell you boys and girls - Superman 00:13
Now listen to me I tell you boys and girls
I have to leave you now No hard feelings We all have our little faults - Superman 00:08
I have to leave you now No hard feelings We all have our...
All those things I can do - Superman 00:12
All those things I can do
All those things I can do All those powers - Superman 00:07
All those things I can do All those powers
Do you know what it is that you do to me - Superman 00:37
Do you know what it is that you do to me
Would you like a glass of wine - Superman 00:06
Would you like a glass of wine
Live as one of them Kal El - Superman 00:31
Live as one of them Kal El
Yes I'm here to fight for truth and justice and the American way - Superman 00:09
Yes I'm here to fight for truth and justice and the American...
And how big are you How tall are you - Superman 00:04
And how big are you How tall are you
But we will never leave you - Superman 00:37
But we will never leave you
Easy miss I've got you - Superman 00:06
Easy miss I've got you
Some people can read War and Peace - Superman 00:13
Some people can read War and Peace
It's too good to be true - Superman 00:16
It's too good to be true
It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving - Superman 00:22
It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep...
It is forbidden for you to interfere with human history - Superman 00:18
It is forbidden for you to interfere with human history
Is that the newspaper I asked you to get me - Superman 00:28
Is that the newspaper I asked you to get me
Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks - Superman 00:34
Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks
In the decade of the 1930s - Superman 01:17
In the decade of the 1930s
I was wondering if - Superman 00:46
I was wondering if
I wonder what they're wearing in Addis Ababa - Superman 00:16
I wonder what they're wearing in Addis Ababa
I have to leave - Superman 00:48
I have to leave
You're really sick - Superman 01:00
You're really sick
Your name is Kal El - Superman 00:47
Your name is Kal El
You would accuse me of insurrection - Superman 01:09
You would accuse me of insurrection
You will travel far - Superman 01:32
You will travel far
You really shouldn't smoke - Superman 00:12
You really shouldn't smoke
Have you finished - Superman 01:29
Have you finished
How'd you get here so fast - Superman 03:13
How'd you get here so fast
How big are you - Superman 00:14
How big are you
Franks and beans - Superman 00:37
Franks and beans
First bottle's on me - Superman 00:15
First bottle's on me
Don't touch that - Superman 00:33
Don't touch that
Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive to both you and me - Superman 00:29
Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally...
Clark Kent may seem like just a mild mannered reporter - Superman 00:58
Clark Kent may seem like just a mild mannered reporter
Can you read my mind - Superman 01:41
Can you read my mind
Blue Bomb Buzzes Metropolis - Superman 01:40
Blue Bomb Buzzes Metropolis
Any more at home like you - Superman 00:12
Any more at home like you
And the American way - Superman 00:30
And the American way
All those things I can do - Superman 00:21
All those things I can do
A meteorite found in Addis Ababa - Superman 02:23
A meteorite found in Addis Ababa
You were great in your day - Superman 00:32
You were great in your day
You were followed again - Superman 00:19
You were followed again
You don't even care where the other missile is headed - Superman 00:24
You don't even care where the other missile is headed
You are really sick - Superman 00:51
You are really sick
Would you like a glass of wine - Superman 00:18
Would you like a glass of wine
Why is it I can't get it on with the good guys - Superman 00:16
Why is it I can't get it on with the good guys
Why do so many people have to die for the crime of the century - Superman 00:59
Why do so many people have to die for the crime of the...
Why did you kiss me first - Superman 00:19
Why did you kiss me first
Why am I paying you forty dollars a week when I should have you arrested for loitering - Superman 00:40
Why am I paying you forty dollars a week when I should have...
What the hell happened - Superman 00:29
What the hell happened
What do you think - Superman 00:49
What do you think
What color underwear am I wearing - Superman 01:04
What color underwear am I wearing
What are you writing - Superman 00:20
What are you writing
What a super man - Superman 00:10
What a super man
We're going off the tracks - Superman 00:12
We're going off the tracks
We're all part of the same team - Superman 00:19
We're all part of the same team
We all have our little faults - Superman 00:17
We all have our little faults
This is no fantasy - Superman 04:45
This is no fantasy
This is Lex Luthor - Superman 01:57
This is Lex Luthor
They say confession's good for the soul - Superman 00:20
They say confession's good for the soul
There's something I have to tell you - Superman 00:32
There's something I have to tell you
There's a strong streak of good in you - Superman 00:20
There's a strong streak of good in you
The third one was to be 11 - Superman 00:35
The third one was to be 11
The San Andreas Fault - Superman 00:54
The San Andreas Fault
The greatest criminal mind of our time - Superman 01:01
The greatest criminal mind of our time
The early history of our universe was a bloody mosaic of interplanetary war - Superman 00:22
The early history of our universe was a bloody mosaic of...
The Daily Planet - Superman 01:06
The Daily Planet
That's a bad outfit - Superman 00:11
That's a bad outfit
Take the gentleman's cape - Superman 00:18
Take the gentleman's cape
Supposing that man had shot you - Superman 00:41
Supposing that man had shot you
Something wrong with the elevator - Superman 00:14
Something wrong with the elevator
See anything good today - Superman 00:17
See anything good today
Now listen to me - Superman 00:40
Now listen to me
'N' as in neanderthal - Superman 00:24
'N' as in neanderthal
My mother lives in Hackensack - Superman 00:13
My mother lives in Hackensack
My attorney will be in touch with you about the damage to the door - Superman 00:20
My attorney will be in touch with you about the damage to...
Miss Teschmacher - Superman 01:08
Miss Teschmacher
Live as one of them - Superman 01:07
Live as one of them
Justice and the American way - Superman 00:18
Justice and the American way

Cast

Jor-El - Marlon Brando
Lex Luthor - Gene Hackman
Otis - Ned Beatty
Perry White - Jackie Cooper
Pa Kent - Glenn Ford
1st Elder - Trevor Howard
Lois Lane - Margot Kidder
Eve Teschmacher - Valerie Perrine
Vond-Ah - Maria Schell
General Zod - Terence Stamp
Ma Kent - Phyllis Thaxter
Young Clark Kent - Jeff East
Jimmy Olsen - Marc McClure
2nd Elder - Harry Andrews
3rd Elder - Vass Anderson
4th Elder - John Hollis
5th Elder - James Garbutt
6th Elder - Michael Gover
7th Elder - David Neal
8th Elder - William Russell
9th Elder - Penelope Lee
10th Elder - John Stuart
11th Elder - Alan Cullen
Baby Kal-El - Lee Quigley
Baby Clark Kent - Aaron Smolinski
Lana Lang - Diane Sherry Case
Brad - Brad Flock
Team Manager - David Petrou
1st Editor - Billy J. Mitchell
2nd Editor - Robert Henderson
1st Reporter - Larry Lamb
2nd Reporter - James Brockington
3rd Reporter - John Cassady
4th Reporter - John F. Parker
5th Reporter - Antony Scott
6th Reporter - Ray Evans
7th Reporter - Sue Shifrin
8th Reporter - Miquel Brown
1st Copy Boy - Vincent Marzello
2nd Copy Boy - Benjamin Feitelson
1st Secretary - Lise Hilboldt
2nd Secretary - Leueen Willoughby
Perry's Secretary - Jill Ingham
Window Cleaner - Pieter Stuyck
Rex Reed - Rex Reed
Mugger - Weston Gavin
Officer 1 - Steve Kahan
Officer 2 - Ray Hassett
Officer 3 (as Randy Jurgenson) - Randy Jurgensen
News Vendor - Matt Russo
Pimp - Bo Rucker
TV Cameraman - Paul Avery
Burglar - David Baxt
Patrolman Mooney - George Harris II
1st Hood - Michael Harrigan
2nd Hood - John Cording
3rd Hood - Raymond Thompson
4th Hood - Oz Clarke
Desk Sergeant - Rex Everhart
Little Girl - Jayne Tottman
Air Force One Pilot - Frank Lazarus
Co Pilot - Brian Protheroe
1st Crewman - Lawrence Trimble
2nd Crewman - Robert Whelan
3rd Crewman - David Calder
Newscaster (as Norwick Duff) - Norwich Duff
Newscaster - Keith Alexander
Newscaster - Michael Ensign
Major - Larry Hagman
Sgt. Hayley - Paul Tuerpe
Lieutenant - Graham McPherson
Petty Officer - David Yorston
Admiral - Robert O'Neill
General - Robert MacLeod
1st Controller - John Ratzenberger
2nd Controller - Alan Tilvern
State Senator - Phil Brown
2nd Senator - Bill Bailey
Indian Chief - Chief Tug Smith
Superchief Driver - Norman Warwick
Assistant - Chuck Julian
Power Co. Driver - Colin Etherington
Warden - Roy Stevens
General Sam Lane - Kirk Alyn
General (extended version) - Bruce Boa
Newspaper Customer - Robert Dahdah
Warden (voice) - David de Keyser
Man in Street (extended version) - Richard Donner
Policeman - Harry Fielder
Special Football Player - Edward Finneran
Reporter - Aidan Harrington
Man on Daily Planet Rooftop - Alan Harris
Little Boy with Mom - Rob Hawk
Man in Office - George Leech
Ella Lane - Noel Neill
Naval Transport Commander - Shane Rimmer
Reporter - Pam Rose
Hood - Tony Selby
Man in Street - Byron Sotiris
Mugger's Arm in Alley - Marco St. John
Man in Street Watching TV - Guy Standeven