Superman (1978) Poster


Jeff East: Young Clark Kent



  • Young Clark Kent : All those things I can do. All those powers. And I couldn't even save him.

  • Jor-El : [at the Fortress of Solitude]  So, my son. Speak.

    Young Clark Kent : Who am I?

    Jor-El : Your name is Kal-El. You are the only survivor of the planet Krypton. Even though you've been raised as a human, you are not one of them. You have great powers, only some of which you have as yet discovered.

  • [Martha Kent sees her son Clark standing outside in the wheat field, and she approaches him] 

    Young Clark Kent : I have to leave.

    Ma Kent : I knew this time would come. We both knew it from the day we found you.

    Young Clark Kent : I talked to Ben Hubbard yesterday. He said that... that he'd be happy to help out from now on.

    [Clark's composure is rapidly breaking down] 

    Young Clark Kent : Mother...

    Ma Kent : I know, son. I know. Do you... know where you're headed?

    Young Clark Kent : [nods]  North.


    Ma Kent : Remember us, son. Always remember us.

    [they embrace, and watch the sun rise over the wheat field] 

  • Lana Lang : [driving up with Brad]  Hey look, there's Clark! Clark?

    Brad : How'd you get here so fast?

    Young Clark Kent : [shrugs]  I ran.

    Brad : "Ran," huh? Told ya he's an oddball. Let's get outta here.

    [they drive away, Lana looking back at Clark] 

    Jonathan Kent : Been showing off a bit, haven't you, son?

    Young Clark Kent : [going over to Jonathan]  Um... I didn't mean to show off, Pop. It's just that, guys like that Brad, I just want to tear him apart.

    Jonathan Kent : Yeah, I know, I know.

    Young Clark Kent : And I know I shouldn't...

    Jonathan Kent : Yeah, I know, you can do all these amazing things and sometimes you feel like you will just go bust unless you can tell people about them.

    Young Clark Kent : Yeah. I mean every time I get the football I can make a touchdown. Every time! I mean, is it showing off if somebody's doing the things he's capable of doing? Is a bird showing off when it flies?

    Jonathan Kent : No, no. Now, you listen to me. When you first came to us, we thought people would come and take you away because, when they found out, you know, the things you could do... and that worried us a lot. But then a man gets older, and he starts thinking differently and things get very clear. And one thing I do know, son, and that is you are here for a *reason*. I don't know whose reason, or whatever the reason is... Maybe it's because... uh... I don't know. But I do know one thing. It's *not* to score touchdowns. Huh?

    [they laugh] 

    Young Clark Kent : Thanks, Dad.

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