Born on September 25th, 1952
From New York, New York
Jason Kemp (Christopher Reeve) is a quadriplegic who passes the time spying on his neighbors from his window. By chance he catches one of them, Julian Thorpe (Ritchie Coster), beating his wife and reports it to the police. He later becomes certain that Julian has killed her, but fails to convince his nurse or his friends of any foul play. Meanwhile, Julian has discovered that Jason is privy to his crime, and is conniving to take care of him as well.
Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter), young Clark (Christopher Reeve) discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).