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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

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Superman does a lot in his newest adventure. Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash in an explosive screen extranvaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty, repulse a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China and perform many more spetactular feats. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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Nuclear Power. In the best hands, it is dangerous. In the hands of Lex Luthor, it is pure evil. This is Superman's greatest battle. And it is for all of us.


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24 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,681,020 (USA)
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Trivia

In the original script, Superman was supposed to rebuild the Great Wall of China at super speed, but when money problems emerged, they had Superman use his "magical rebuilding power" (which had been completely made up for the film). It required only that the director run the camera in reverse rather than a complicated super-speed scene. See more »

Goofs

When Superman is flying the Statue of Liberty back to it's rightful home, one of the flying shots uses a black and white background plate of New York, where as the rest of the scene and all of the other shots are in full colour. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cosmonaut Captain: [in Russian] You can sing later comrade Sinatra.
Cosmonaut: [in Russian] Back at home they told me to sing in space.
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Connections

Version of Adventures of Superman (1952) See more »

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Krypton Nights
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Composed by Alexander Courage
Original Material Composed by John Williams
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Great premise...bad delivery.
15 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I like the idea of Superman stopping a nuclear war, however this film wasn't that great. The problem lies with SUPERMAN tackling a "real life" problem. Why not have Lex Luthor do something to percipitate a nuclear war and have Superman stop it. This film was done by Cannon films, and boy did it show. The villian with the N on his chest wasn't that great either...his only line was "kill SUPERMAN". After the third film (which killed the francise) alot of interest was lost. I mean who could top SUPERMAN 2? Unless they found a new threat or villian equal to the villians in film number 2, they shouldn't have done anymore sequels. However, this is Hollywood remember.....they flogged this francise for every dollar it could grab, and with disasterous results I might add.


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