William Wallace
Mel Gibson as "William Wallace" in Braveheart (1995):
[praying before his execution] Give me the strength to die well.
Superman (1978)
Superman (1978) PG
Superman - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: You'll Believe a Man Can Fly!
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
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Released: 10 December 1978 (Washington, D.C. premiere)
Length: 143 min
Rating: 8 out of 10 8 /10
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  • The first full on high-profile high-budget Super-hero movie of the Golden-Era ... and "oh-boy" ... did it set the standard. This film blew us away, and Christopher Reeve will forever remain immortal in our hearts and minds ... he was and always will be Superman!
  • Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty ... this was a seriously good cast of people at the top of their game!
  • Great direction by Richard Donner, and probably one of the most unforgettable scores of our time by the master that is John Williams.

The movie that makes a legend come to life. The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man, Jor-El, knows it and rockets his infant son to refuge on a distant world called Earth. As Jor-El's son grows to manhood, he learns that he possesses super-powers he must hide from ordinary mortals around him.

It takes a big movie to contain the considerable talents of Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Glen Ford, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine and at its heart, the most human portrayal of the Man of Steel, Christopher Reeve.

Superman, an Academy Award winner (1978) for special achievement in visual effects, is more than big enough. Directed by Richard Donner, Superman: The Movie makes us believe this epic story all over again.

Jor-El
Young Clark Kent
[at the Fortress of Solitude]So, my son. Speak.Who am I?Your name is Kal-El. You are the only survivor of the planet Krypton. Even though you've been raised as a human, you are not one of them. You have great powers, only some of which you have as yet discovered.
Superman
Lois Lane
Easy, miss. I've got you.You - you've got me? Who's got you?
Lois Lane
Clark Kent
Any more at home like you?Uh, not really, no.
Lex Luthor
This is Lex Luthor. Only one thing alive with less than four legs can hear this frequency, Superman, and that's you.
Warden
Superman
[last lines]This country is safe again, Superman, thanks to you.No, sir. Don't thank me, Warden. We're all part of the same team. Good night.
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