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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace ()


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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 / Clark Kent
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Lex Luthor / Nuclear Man (voice)
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Perry White
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Jimmy Olsen
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Lenny
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David Warfield
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Nuclear Man
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Lacy Warfield
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Lois Lane
Damian McLawhorn ...
Jeremy
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Harry Howler
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Jean Pierre Dubois
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General Romoff
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Levon Hornsby
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U.S. President
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Tall Marshall (Chain Gang)
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Marshall 1
Czeslaw Grocholski ...
Russian General 1
Steve Plytas ...
Russian General 2
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Russian General 3 (Kremlin)
Bob Sherman ...
Senator - Pentagon
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U.N. Guard - Japanese
Yuri Borienko ...
Russian General - Red Square
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Cosmonaut Captain
Dorota Zieciowska ...
Cosmonaut (as Dorota Zienska)
Jirí Stanislav ...
Cosmonaut
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Teacher - JFK High School
Ron Travis ...
Convict
Matthew Freeman ...
Submariner
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Secretary General U.N.
Douglas W. Iles ...
Chief of Staff
Ted Maynard ...
Army Chief
Raymond Marlowe ...
Navy Chief
John Cagon ...
Technician
Malcolm Bullivant ...
U.N. Guard - Swedish
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Priest - Boystown
Diana Hunter ...
Museum Tour Guide
Nicholas Colicos ...
Paul - Metro Sports Club
Keith Edwards ...
Technician - Fort Mason
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First Elder
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Second Elder
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Cosmonaut - Space Walker
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Bill Compton
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Husband - Great Wall of China
Jimmy Fung ...
Chinese Official - Great Wall of China
Guinevere John ...
Tourist - Great Wall of China
Peter Penry-Jones ...
Tourist - Great Wall of China
Witold Schejbal ...
Russian Premiere (as Witold Scheybal)
Rex Robinson ...
Engineer - Subway
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MBC Newscaster
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Lara (voice)
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Nuclear Man #2 (scenesDeleted)
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Baby Superman (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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S.W.A.T. team member with melting gun (uncredited)
Jill Goldston ...
Commuter (uncredited)
Christine Hewett ...
Woman Running for Bomb (uncredited)
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Russian Guard (uncredited)
Paul Markham ...
Onlooker at Rally (uncredited)
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School kid (uncredited)
Peter Roy ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Young Man, Metro Club (uncredited)
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Commuter (uncredited)
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Lex Luther Girlfriend (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney J. Furie

Written by

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Jerry Siegel ... (character created by: Superman) &
Joe Shuster ... (character created by: Superman)
 
Christopher Reeve ... (story by) &
Lawrence Konner ... (story by) and
Mark Rosenthal ... (story by)
 
Lawrence Konner ... (screenplay by) &
Mark Rosenthal ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Graham Easton ... associate producer
Yoram Globus ... producer
Menahem Golan ... producer
Michael J. Kagan ... executive producer

Music by

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Alexander Courage ... (score adapted and conducted by)

Cinematography by

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Ernest Day

Film Editing by

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John Shirley

Editorial Department

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Larry Richardson ... assistant editor
Charles Knight ... third assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Noel Davis
Jeremy Zimmermann

Production Design by

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John Graysmark

Art Direction by

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Leslie Tomkins

Set Decoration by

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Peter Young

Costume Design by

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John Bloomfield

Makeup Department

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Stuart Freeborn ... makeup supervisor
Daphne Martin ... chief hairdresser
Richard Mills ... chief makeup artist: second unit
Basil Newall ... chief makeup artist
Joan White ... hairdressing supervisor

Production Management

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Malcolm J. Christopher ... unit production manager: U.K. (as Malcolm Christopher)
Graham Ford ... unit production manager: New York
Ray Frift ... production supervisor
Paul L. Tucker ... production controller (as Paul Tucker)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Harrison Ellenshaw ... second unit director
Mike Higgins ... first assistant director: second unit (as Michael Higgins)
David Lane ... flying unit director / second unit director
Paul Lowin ... second assistant director
Gino Marotta ... first assistant director
Christopher Reeve ... second unit director
Ken Shane ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Terry Apsey ... construction manager
Martin Asbury ... conceptual artist
Reg Bream ... assistant art director
Steve Cooper ... assistant art director
John Fenner ... art director: models
Eddie Francis ... property master
Michael King ... construction buyer (as Mike King)
John Lanzer ... prop buyer
Richard Morrison ... graphics
John New ... assistant construction manager
Stephen Platt ... graphics
Bob Walker ... decor artist (as Robert Walker)
Michael Boone ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Mick Chubbock ... plasterer (uncredited)
Dave Coldham ... hod plasterer (uncredited)
Steve Furneaux ... carpenter (uncredited)
Mark Harris ... technical set dresser (uncredited)
Darren Hayward ... apprentice carpenter (uncredited)
Martin Hitchcock ... set designer (uncredited)
Robert Jackson ... carpenter (uncredited)
Patricia Johnson ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Alan Neighbour ... carpenter (uncredited)
Dave Weston ... stage hand (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Danny Daniel ... sound recordist
Stan Fiferman ... sound editor
Chris Greenham ... supervising sound editor
Jack T. Knight ... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... additional sound effects (as Jean Pierre Lelong)
Ray Merrin ... re-recording mixer
Tony Message ... sound editor
Terry Poulton ... sound editor
Bill Rowe ... supervising re-recording mixer
Martin Trevis ... boom operator
Steve Bartlett ... post-production sound (uncredited)
Stanley B. Gill ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Simon Harris ... assistant foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jamie Courtier ... model maker
Peter Dawson ... first assistant special effects technician
John Evans ... special effects supervisor
Graham Farrow ... special effects editor
Martin Gant ... senior special effects technician: model effects
Robert Harman ... wire effects specialist
Bob Hollow ... senior special effects technician: model effects (as Robert Hollow)
Andrew Kelly ... senior special effects technician: model effects
Ray Lovell ... senior special effects technician
Jim Machin ... model maker (as James Machin)
David McCall ... senior special effects technician: model effects
Robert Nugent ... senior special effects technician (as Bob Nugent)
Christine Overs ... senior special effects technician: model effects
Barry Whitrod ... senior special effects technician
Steve Hamilton ... senior special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Anthony G. Anderson ... opticals: Howard A. Anderson Company
Tom Anderson ... opticals: Van Der Veer Photo Effects
William L. Arance ... airbrush artist (as W.L. Arance)
Martin Asbury ... matte artist: U.K.
William Aylsworth ... opticals: Ray Mercer and Company (as Bill Aylesworth)
Robert D. Bailey ... opticals: Van Der Veer Photo Effects (as Bob Bailey)
Greg Barberio ... opticals: Buena Vista Studios Visual Effects
Judith Bell ... rotoscope/ink and paint (as Judith A. Bell)
Elissa Bello ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Beth Block ... opticals: Lookout Mountain Films
Allen Blyth ... animator
Betzy Bromberg ... opticals: Image 3
Jill Brusso ... opticals: Buena Vista Studios Visual Effects
Marilyn A. Burns ... visual effects accountant
Bruce Cardozo ... opticals: Cinema Research Corporation
Mark Carpenter ... visual effects staff
Marsha Gray Carrington ... effects art
Dan Chaika ... visual effects staff (as Danny Chaika)
Tony Clark ... opticals: Elstree Filmoptic
James L. Clay ... opticals: Van Der Veer Photo Effects (as James Clay)
Ed Coffey ... animator
Richard Cohen ... opticals: Howard A. Anderson Company
Richard Conway ... model effects supervisor
Robert Costa ... opticals: Praxis Film Works (as Bob Costa)
Gary Crandall ... opticals: Howard A. Anderson Company (as Gary E. Crandall)
Kacey Daly ... unit manager: visual effects
Les Day ... camera systems: visual effects
Dick Dimbleby ... opticals: Optical Film Effects Ltd.
Dave Docwra ... opticals: Elstree Filmoptic
Richard Eberhardt ... opticals: Cinema Research Corporation
Harrison Ellenshaw ... visual effects supervisor
Peter Ellenshaw ... matte painting supervisor: U.K.
David Emerson ... opticals: Image 3
Eugene Eyerly ... opticals: Cinema Research Corporation
Don Fauntleroy ... opticals: Cinema Research Corporation
Roy Field ... opticals: Optical Film Effects Ltd.
Cindy Fisher ... opticals: Magidson Films
Jammie Friday ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Bernie Gagliano ... photo graphics
Brian Griffin ... opticals: Ray Mercer and Company
Peter Hammond ... matte cameraman: U.K.
Dion Hatch ... opticals: Cinema Research Corporation
Don Henry ... opticals: Buena Vista Studios Visual Effects
Ken Herbster ... opticals: Hollywood Optical Systems, Inc.
David L. Hewitt ... opticals: Hollywood Optical Systems, Inc. (as David Hewitt)
Brandy Hill ... visual effects camera operator
Cyrene R. Houdini ... rotoscope/ink and paint (as Cyrene R. Arance)
Dorne Huebler ... visual effects art director
Phil Huff ... opticals: Buena Vista Studios Visual Effects
William Humphrey ... opticals: Hollywood Optical Systems, Inc.
Hall Hutchison ... motion control camera
Jeff Hutchison ... opticals: Howard A. Anderson Company
Tony Ip ... opticals: Ray Mercer and Company
James Keefer ... visual effects staff
Christopher Keith ... production supervisor: visual effects (as Christopher L. Keith)
Clete Keith ... visual effects staff
Art Kellner ... opticals: Synoptics
James R. Kerrigan ... opticals: Lookout Mountain Films (as James Kerrigan)
Anna Knutson ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Kevin Koneval ... opticals: Van Der Veer Photo Effects
John Kuhlman ... opticals: Van Der Veer Photo Effects
Kevin Kutchaver ... animator
Ute Leonhardt ... opticals: Praxis Film Works
Gene Lescher ... opticals: Ray Mercer and Company
Michael Lessa ... animation supervisor
Candace Lewis ... rotoscope supervisor (as Candy Lewis)
Joe Lewis ... camera systems: visual effects
Taky Linardos ... opticals: Cinema Research Corporation
David Litchfield ... camera operator: model effects
Michael Lloyd ... opticals: Buena Vista Studios Visual Effects
George Lockwood ... opticals: Lookout Mountain Films
Rocky Mahoney ... opticals: Hollywood Optical Systems, Inc.
Jeff Matakovich ... opticals: Ray Mercer and Company
Cheryl McQuady ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Patrick T. Myers ... motion control camera (as Patrick Myers)
Shannon Noble ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Pat O'Neill ... opticals: Lookout Mountain Films
Harry Oakes ... director of photography: model effects
Joe Parra ... opticals: Buena Vista Studios Visual Effects
Melanie Pava ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Julian Pena ... roto camera operator (as Julian Pena Jr.)
Robin Police ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Dick Ramirez ... element control
James Rickman ... opticals: Van Der Veer Photo Effects
Jody Rogers ... element control
Mitchell Rothzeid ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Steve Rundell ... opticals: Buena Vista Studios Visual Effects
Nina Salerno ... rotoscope/ink and paint (as Nina R. Salerno)
Scott Santoro ... animator
Stanley W. Sayer ... blue screen consultant: second unit
John Scheele ... technical support
Karen Schwenkmeyer ... element control
Gary Shafer ... rotoscope/ink and paint (as Gary G. Shafer)
Gavin Smith ... visual effects staff
Jodi Sullivan ... visual effects staff
Valerie Swanson ... rotoscope/ink and paint
Peter Swinson ... opticals: Optical Film Effects Ltd. (as Peter Swenson)
Bruce Tauscher ... opticals: Hollywood Optical Systems, Inc.
Tim Thomas ... visual effects staff
Beth Thompson ... visual effects staff
Lynda Thompson ... production coordinator: visual effects (as Lynda Lemon)
James Tindale ... opticals: Lookout Mountain Films
Bill Tondreau ... camera systems: visual effects
Dan Valliere ... opticals: Cinema Research Corporation
Val Van der Veer ... opticals: Van Der Veer Photo Effects
Robert Wait ... element control supervisor
Joseph Wallikas ... opticals: Hollywood Optical Systems, Inc.
Peter Watson ... opticals: Optical Film Effects Ltd.
Randall Weatherington ... opticals: Ray Mercer and Company (as Randall L. Weatherington)
Byron Werner ... assistant animator
Beau Windham ... visual effects staff
Martin Beek ... roto artist training (uncredited)
George Muhs ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Terry Cade ... stunts (uncredited)
Gabe Cronnelly ... stunt performer
Perry Davey ... stunt performer
Peter Diamond ... stunt performer
Sarah Franzl ... stunt performer
Richard Hammatt ... stunt performer
Nick Hobbs ... stunt performer
Alf Joint ... stunt coordinator
John Lees ... special stunts
Terry Richards ... stunt performer (as Terence Richards)
Trevor Steedman ... stunt performer
Mark Stewart ... flying stunts
Terry Walsh ... stunt performer
Ken Barker ... stunts (uncredited)
Simon Crane ... stunts (uncredited)
Elaine Ford ... stunt performer (uncredited)
David Forman ... stunts (uncredited)
Alf Joint ... stunts (uncredited)
Tina Maskell ... stunts (uncredited)
Chrissy Monk ... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chic Anstiss ... camera operator: second unit (as Rodney 'Chic' Anstiss)
Roy Ford ... camera operator
Maurice Gillett ... electrical supervisor (as Maurice Gillette)
Godfrey A. Godar ... director of photography: second unit (as Godfrey Godar)
David James ... still photographer
Michael Kelem ... aerial photography: Gyrosphere
Martin Kenzie ... focus puller
Stephen North ... aerial photography: Gyrosphere (as Steve North)
David B. Nowell ... aerial photography: Gyrosphere (as David Nowell)
Malcolm Vinson ... camera operator: second unit
Marc Wolff ... aerial photography: Gyrosphere
Alan Barry ... best boy (uncredited)
Keith Blake ... focus puller (uncredited)
Bob Bremner ... gaffer (uncredited)
Bob Bridges ... clapper loader: second unit (uncredited)
Jim Kane ... grip (uncredited)
Paul Wells ... best boy (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Wendy Murray ... casting consultant
Robert MacDonald ... casting: USA (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Betty Adamson ... wardrobe consultant
Colin Wilson ... costume supervisor
Amelia Davies ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Babs Gray ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Richard Dobson ... location manager

Music Department

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Frank Barber ... orchestrator
Alexander Courage ... conductor
Jack Fishman ... musical advisor
Paul Fishman ... composer: additional source music
Robert Hathaway ... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Peter Kramper ... music recording engineer: Munich
Dick Lewzey ... music recording engineer: London (as Dick Lewsey)
Münchner Symphoniker ... performer: original score (as Symphony-Orchestra Graunke Munich)
National Philharmonic Orchestra ... performer: original score
Harry Roberts ... orchestrator
John Williams ... music by
Mark Thomas ... musician: violin (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Marilyn Clarke ... script supervisor: second unit
Cheryl Leigh ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Frans J. Afman ... financial adviser (as Frans Afman)
Jill Bennett ... production accountant (as Jillian D. Bennett)
Joanna Burn ... production secretary
Alan Corder ... cutting room assistant
Ira Curtis-Coleman ... television, computer and electronic effects (as Ira Curtis Coleman)
John Downer ... cutting room assistant
Bill Edwards ... unit publicist
Christine Fenton ... production coordinator
Mike Gentry ... liaison: NASA
Joe Gilmore ... cutting room assistant
Robert Green ... cutting room assistant
Tim Lewiston ... cutting room assistant
Simon Manley ... cutting room assistant
Marilyse Morgan ... production coordinator
Nic Moutrey ... production runner
Felicity Newton ... production secretary
Chris Reed ... cutting room assistant
Paul Rogers ... production runner
Valerie Rosewell ... accounts secretary
Jill Samuels ... production secretary
Adam Somner ... production runner
Steve Spencer ... cutting room assistant
Andy Stears ... cutting room assistant
Alan Sutton ... fire safety coordinator
Eileen Walsh ... liaison: NASA
Ronnie Wass ... titles
Carl Martin ... end credits (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... floor runner: second Unit (uncredited)
Rick Nathanson ... production executive (uncredited)
James Payne ... stand-in: Jackie Cooper (uncredited)
Joe Straw ... production accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Elaine Corman ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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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. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Superman IV: The Strongest Enemy (Japan, English title)
  • Superman IV (France)
  • Superman IV - Die Welt am Abgrund (Germany)
  • Superman 4: Die Welt am Abgrund (Germany)
  • Superman IV: En busca de la paz (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Christopher Reeve publicly regretted his involvement in the film. He stated, "Superman IV was a catastrophe from start to finish. That failure was a huge blow to my career." See more »
Goofs At the United Nations, the nation immediately to the left of the aisle is "England". "England" is not a member of the United Nations, "The United Kingdom" is a member of the United Nations. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Superman (1978). See more »
Soundtracks Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Lex Luthor: [Superman has dropped Luthor off at prison and they are discussing nuclear weapons] Is the world gonna be vaporized?
Superman: No. It's the same as it's always been, Luthor. On the brink. With good fighting evil. See you in twenty.
[Superman flies off]
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