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April 28, 2021

Special Report: Superman (1978)

Special Guests: Jeff East, Sarah Douglas
Guest Co-Hosts: James Lawrence, Mike Thompson

On this special episode we're looking at Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie. Released in 1978, the film stars Christopher Reeve as the titular man of steel. It’s neither bird, nor plane, but the story of a man whose father gave his only begotten son to the people of Earth and his travails in the mortal realm. He’s out to fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way by foiling an elaborate Real Estate scam set up by Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman).

Jamie Lawrence of The Iron Sequel podcast and Mike Thompson join Mike (White) to discuss this first big budget foray into the world of superheroes. Jeff East (Clark Kent) and Sarah Douglas (Ursa) give the behind-the-scenes to their roles in the film.

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"(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" - The Kinks
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  1. I Love this movie&looking forward to this deep dive!Grew up on it.Marlon Brando made a big impression on me.Later,watching Merchant-Ivory films like The Remains of The Day,I'd be like that's Superman!In top 4 of my youth with Star Wars&Close Encounters.First movie I saw in Cinema was that Pacino picture Bobby Deerfield:)Keep Up the top work.Mr St. Mary,Mr. White,Always Be Well!!:)

    1. &Glenn Ford&Trevor Howard-Brando's co-star in MOTB were in the early beginning..

    2. Ryan - Thanks as always for listening!