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.
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York.
Superman (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Heroes -- Drama.
Good and evil -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
MPAA rating: PG; peril, some mild sensuality and language.
4 videodiscs (294 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Stuart Baird ; music, John Williams ; production designer, John Barry.