When Superman Got Mugged on East Broadway
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It had been awhile since we last saw Superman. The original. HBO recently placed the movie in its rotation, likely influenced by the new Man of Steel reboot coming out this summer. As it happens, we flipped on the TV just when Clark Kent and Lois Lane are walking the streets of the Lower East Side, circa 1978. Don’t remember? Here’s a refresher.
Okay, so right after Lois and Clark leave the Daily Planet for the day, they find themselves at the corner of Pike and East Broadway. A gun-slinging crook drags them from the sidewalk and briefly holds them hostage in an alleyway. The establishing shot lasts just a few seconds, but still enough time to get your bearings. We see the Manhattan Bridge overpass, the old-school yellow street signs, and even the four-years-gone Mobil gas station.