Picks and Pans Review: Superman

updated 02/08/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/08/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (8-10 p.m. ET)

Faster than a speeding bullet, ABC spent millions for TV rights to the 1978 blockbuster to kick off the all-important Nielsen sweeps month, during which audience size is used to determine TV advertising rates. Christopher Reeve soars as the Man of Steel (and stumbles just as ably as Clark Kent) while Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman and Valerie Perrine co-star. The conclusion airs on Monday.

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