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Superman 50th Anniversary (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Documentary  |  29 November 2006 (Finland)
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A humourous telling of the history of the comic book superhero.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
James 'Jimmy' Malone, Shop Owner
Jimmy Breslin ...
John Byrne ...
John Buxton, Editor Metropolis Proclaimer
Brian Connelly
The Awesome Pair, formerly 'The Crimebusters' (as Franken & Davis)
The Awesome Pair, formerly 'The Crimebusters' (as Franken & Davis)
Ariel Dickenson - Curator Metroplis Museum
Marcia Connelly
Himself (as The Amazing Kreskin)
Beth Lewis - Lois Lane's Best Friend


This special, produced by the "Saturday Night Live" production crew and starring most of the SNL cast, uses vignettes and vintage film and television clips to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Superman. Also includes interviews with most of the cast of the many film and television incarnations of "Superman". Written by hiphats <>

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Release Date:

29 November 2006 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Superman 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel  »

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Cringe-inducing in parts but containing entertaining clips
1 March 2006 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

This recently turned up among old tapes I'd not played for many years. Typical 1980s fare, it was however extremely well edited using very good source material of early Superman serials, cartoons and of course, clips from my favorite, George Reeves in 'The Adventures of Superman'.

As another reviewer wrote, it could have been done so much better. Even back in the 1980s, comic fans were still regarded as geeks despite the Christopher Reeve movies which would lend an air of respectability to the genre, eventually.

For Superman fans, this special would be pretty much essential viewing, despite the less than entertaining host.

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