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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.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Superman / Clark Kent
Gene Hackman ... Lex Luthor / Nuclear Man (voice)
Jackie Cooper ... Perry White
Marc McClure ... Jimmy Olsen
Jon Cryer ... Lenny
Sam Wanamaker ... David Warfield
Mark Pillow Mark Pillow ... Nuclear Man
Mariel Hemingway ... Lacy Warfield
Margot Kidder ... Lois Lane
Damian McLawhorn Damian McLawhorn ... Jeremy
William Hootkins ... Harry Howler
Jim Broadbent ... Jean Pierre Dubois
Stanley Lebor ... General Romoff
Don Fellows ... Levon Hornsby
Robert Beatty ... U.S. President
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian | French | Italian

Release Date:

24 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman IV See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,681,020
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1987) | (pre-release cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

No soundtrack release to this film was released for over twenty years until Film Score Monthly issued an 8-CD box set called "Superman: The Music (1978-1988)", which presents the complete score to this movie. See more »

Goofs

Nuclear Man descends into a volcano. While there may have been heat from lava for him to feed off, he would have no sunlight to reach the interior of the mountain. 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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Alternate Versions

A television version pieced together by Viacom and running 94 minutes adds to the "Round-the-World" battle sequence between Superman and Nuclear Man, among other things, a scene in the Soviet Union. See more »

Connections

Version of Superman and the Jungle Devil (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Down with Flu
(uncredited)
Composed by Alexander Courage
Original Material Composed by John Williams
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great movie
10 June 2001 | by jasonkiller25See all my reviews

the most hated sequel in the superman saga is one of my favorites.i loved this movie from start to end with amazing acting and special effects.the story is exicellent(superman getting rid of nuclear weapons/lux luther creates a nuclear man to destroy superman) and so is the comic book style setting.gene hackman (luthor) and chris reeves(superman)give outstanding acting and so does margot kidder as lois lane.john cryer gives a goofy performace as luthors idiot nephew lenny.you also got those good special effects(they dont suck to me) and a comic book movie that kids will love.so sit down and watch the 90 minute special effects charged movie that gives chris reeves final performace as superman.on a scale from 1-10 i give it a 10!!!!!


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