Superman (1978)

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Based on a comic strip. Knowing that the planet Krypton is doomed, Jor-El and his wife send their infant son to earth in a space capsule which lands in Kansas. The child is found and fostered by the Kents. At the age of 18 Clark Kent joins the Metropolis Daily Planet as a reporter and appears as Superman with amazing powers when Lois Lane and others are is in danger. He becomes a popular hero.

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