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Superman: The Movie

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Superman: The Movie (1978)

Superman: The Movie is the 1978 film adaptation of the DC comics series. The film was directed by Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon) and stars Marlon Brando as Superman's father Jor-El, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, and Christopher Reeve as Superman/Clark Kent. An extended version of the film was released on DVD in 2001. Reeve would return as the Man of Steel in three sequels: Superman II, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. A 2006 semi-sequel, Superman Returns, was directed by Bryan Singer and starred Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel.

The following weapons were used in the film Superman: The Movie:

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A mugger who confronts Lois and Clark is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is brandished.
The mugger holds the Model 36.
"Now hand it over!"
The mugger sticks his revolver in Clark's face.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Metropolis Police officers are armed with the Smith & Wesson Model 15 when exchanging gunfire with thieves during a car chase.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
A Metropolis cop fires his Smith & Wesson Model 15.


During the car chase, several thieves are armed with what appear to be suppressed MAC-10s.

MAC-10 used by John Wayne in the film McQ- .45 ACP. Suppressor is not the original. Image courtesy of Long Mountain Outfitters.
Robbers prepare to drop their MAC-10s after a cop aims at them.


A US Army soldier is briefly seen with an M1911A1 holstered.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Superman 23.jpg

Sterling Mk. IV

In the extended version, remote-controlled Sterling Mk. IV submachine guns are used by Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) when he tests if Superman is immune to bullets.

Sterling L2A3 - 9x19mm
Close-up of a Sterling firing.

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