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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

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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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24 July 1987 (USA)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,681,020 (USA)
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Richard Donner, who'd been fired from Superman II (1980), was offered the director's chair; he declined. See more »

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That's what they SHOULD have called this piece of drek which somehow managed to get produced The first two Superman films were great, especially Superman II. The third one was bad, but in a funny kind of way. Who cannot laugh at Richard Pryor typing "override all security" on the computer monitor and succeeding? But this fourth installment makes Superman 3 look like "The Godfather."

Nuclear Man? Humans flying in outer space without dying?? Superman pushing the moon around to "block the sun"??? John Cryer breakdancing?!?! WHY??????

This movie ruined the credibility of the first two Superman films. It never should have been made. I'd give it a 0 out of 10, but unfortunately IMDB won't let me do that, so I give it a 1 instead.


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