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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  24 July 1987 (USA)
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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,681,020 (USA)
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Nuclear Man was an updated version of Atom Man, a villain that first appeared on the Superman radio show, and was adapted for the serial "Atom Man Vs Superman". See more »

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During the "LexTV" scene, footage of the street is repeated over and over. The same green car turns right, around the same corner, every time the film cuts back to Lex Luthor. See more »

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[first lines]
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Theme from Superman
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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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