A child from a dying planet is sent to Earth, where he is brought up by human parents and poses as a newspaper reporter, becoming Superman when necessary to use his special powers to save others.
Superman: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York.
Superman II: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, Clifton James.
Superman III: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O'Toole, Annie Ross, Pamela Stephenson, Robert Vaughn, Margot Kidder.
Superman IV: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer, Sam Wanamaker, Mark Pillow, Mariel Hemingway, Margot Kidder.
Superman returns: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington, Kevin Spacey.
Superman, the movie (Expanded ed., 151 min., 1978) / Alexander Salkind presents an Alexander and Ilya Salkind production in a Richard Donner film ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; story by Mario Puzo ; screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman and Robert Benton ; directed by Richard Donner -- Superman II (The Richard Donner cut, 116 min., 1980) / Alexander Salkind presents an Alexander and Ilya Salkind production ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; producer 2006 reconstruction, Michael Thau ; story by Mario Puzo ; screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman and Leslie Newman ; directed by Richard Donner -- Superman III (125 min., 1983) / Alexander Salkind presents ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; screenplay by David and Leslie Newman and Robert Benton ; directed by Richard Lester -- Superman IV, the quest for peace (90 min., 1987) / rWarner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Cannon Group, Inc. Golan-Globus production ; produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus ; story by Christopher Reeve and Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal ; screenplay by Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal ; directed by Sidney J. Furie -- Superman returns (154 min., 2006) / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures and Bad Hat Harry Productions ; produced by Jon Peters, Bryan Singer, Gilbert Adler ; screenplay by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris ; directed by Bryan Singer.
Contains still photography by Eddie Hunter and Bruno Engler in Superman III
Superman contains scenes filmed near High River, Alberta and the Kananaskis Valley
Superman II contains scenes filmed on the Athabasca Glacier