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PG| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
Seeing the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a nuclear arms race that could lead to Earth's destruction, Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides that he must take action. He collects all the nuclear warheads from the world and throws them into space. Meanwhile, Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), has broken out of prison with a new scheme. He clones Superman with radioactive material to create Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow), a being just as powerful as the man of steel.

Cast: Christopher Reeve , Gene Hackman , Mariel Hemingway , Jackie Cooper , Marc McClure , Jon Cryer , Sam Wanamaker , Margot Kidder

Director: Sidney J. Furie

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science fiction

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Release Date: January 1st, 1987|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • 38
    Miami Herald

    Superman IV works rather well as a children's movie. It even has a line or two for adults -- though not, one hastens to qualify, enough to actually warrant adult attendance. [25 July 1987, p.B1] show more

  • 25
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Superman IV is a pathetic appendage to the series, a dull, shoddy film that makes the minimal 1950s TV series seem rife with production values by comparison. [27 July 1987, p.10C] show more

  • 12
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This one is a big, big disappointment. [27 July 1987] show more

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