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 starred 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. The 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:

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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
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 seen armed with Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolvers when exchanging gunfire with thieves during a car chase.

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

MAC-10

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

MAC-10 used by John Wayne in the film McQ- chambered in 9x19mm. Suppressor is not the original. Image supplied by Long Mountain Outfitters.
Robbers prepare to drop their MAC-10's after a cop aims at them.

M1911A1

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

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
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Sterling L2A3

In the extended version, remote-controlled Sterling L2A3 submachine guns are used by Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) when he tests if Superman is immune to bullets.

Sterling L2A3 (Mk.4) - 9x19mm
Close up of a Sterling firing.

See Also

Superman Franchise
Film George Reeves Superman and the Mole Men (1951)
Christopher Reeve Superman: The Movie (1978)  •  Superman II (1980)  •  Superman III (1983)  •  Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Brandon Routh Superman Returns (2006)
Henry Cavill Man of Steel (2013)  •  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)  •  Justice League (2017)
Television George Reeves The Adventures of Superman (1952-1958)
Dean Cain Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997)
Tom Welling Smallville (2001-2011)
Tyler Hoechlin Supergirl (2016-)






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