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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
Mark Pillow ...
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
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Marshall #2
Czeslaw Grocholski ...
Russian General #1
Steve Plytas ...
Russian General #2
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Russian General #3
Bob Sherman ...
Pentagon Senator
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Japanese U.N. Guard
Yuri Borienko ...
Russian General at Red Square
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Cosmonaut Captain
Dorota Zieciowska ...
Cosmonaut (as Dorota Zienska)
Jirí Stanislav ...
Cosmonaut
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JFK High School Teacher
Ron Travis ...
Convict
Matthew Freeman ...
Submariner
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U.N. Secretary General
Douglas W. Iles ...
Chief of Staff
Ted Maynard ...
Army Chief
Raymond Marlowe ...
Navy Chief
John Cagon ...
Technician
Malcolm Bullivant ...
Swedish U.N. Guard
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Boystown Priest
Diana Hunter ...
Museum Tour Guide
Nicholas Colicos ...
Paul at Metro Sports Club
Keith Edwards ...
Fort Mason Technician
David Garth ...
1st Elder
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2nd Elder
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Cosmonaut Space Walker
Dennis Creaghan ...
Bill Compton
Philip Fox ...
Husband at Great Wall of China
Jimmy Fung ...
Chinese Official at Great Wall of China
Guinevere John ...
Tourist at Great Wall of China
Peter Penry-Jones ...
Tourist at Great Wall of China
Witold Scheybal ...
Russian Premiere
Rex Robinson ...
Subway Engineer
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MBC Newscaster
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Lara (voice)
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Nuclear Man #2 (scenesDeleted)
Max Bracey ...
Baby Superman (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Kenneth Coombs ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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S.W.A.T. team member with melting gun (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)
Michael Ryan ...
Young Man, Metro Club (uncredited)
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Commuter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney J. Furie

Written by (WGA)

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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

Cinematography by

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Ernest Day

Film Editing by

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John Shirley

Editorial Department

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Charles Knight ... third assistant editor

Production Design by

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John Graysmark

Costume Design by

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John Bloomfield

Makeup Department

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Stuart Freeborn ... makeup supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Harrison Ellenshaw ... second unit director
Mike Higgins ... first assistant director: second unit
Gino Marotta ... first assistant director
Ken Shane ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Terry Apsey ... construction coordinator
Michael Boone ... draughtsman
Mick Chubbock ... plasterer
Steve Cooper ... assistant art director
Darren Hayward ... apprentice carpenter
Martin Hitchcock ... set designer
Robert Jackson ... carpenter
Patricia Johnson ... draughtsman
Michael King ... construction buyer
Alan Neighbour ... carpenter
Dave Weston ... stage hand
Steve Furneaux ... carpenter (uncredited)
Mark Harris ... technical set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Steve Bartlett ... post-production sound
Stan Fiferman ... sound editor
Stanley B. Gill ... sound recordist
Chris Greenham ... supervising sound editor
Jack T. Knight ... sound editor
Tony Message ... sound editor
Terry Poulton ... sound editor
Martin Trevis ... boom operator
Simon Harris ... assistant foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Steve Hamilton ... senior special effects technician
David L. Hewitt ... special effects
David McCall ... special effects technician
Andrew Kelly ... senior special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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William L. Arance ... airbrush artist
Bruce Cardozo ... optical line up
Harrison Ellenshaw ... visual effects supervisor
Peter Ellenshaw ... supervising matte artist
David Emerson ... optical camera
Jammie Friday ... rotoscope artist
Ken Herbster ... visual effects
Brandy Hill ... visual effects camera operator
Dorne Huebler ... visual effects art director
Phil Huff ... visual effects
William Humphrey ... visual effects
Christopher Keith ... visual effects production supervisor
Art Kellner ... opticals: Synoptics
Kevin Kutchaver ... visual effects animator
Michael Lessa ... visual effects supervisor
Candace Lewis ... rotoscope supervisor
Michael Lloyd ... optical effects supervisor: Buena Vista Visual effects
Rocky Mahoney ... visual effects
Jeff Matakovich ... optical supervisor
George Muhs ... visual effects
Patrick T. Myers ... motion control camera
Jody Rogers ... visual effects editor
Nina Salerno ... rotoscope artist
Scott Santoro ... visual effects animator
John Scheele ... technical support
Jodi Sullivan ... visual effects staff
Bruce Tauscher ... visual effects
Lynda Thompson ... visual effects production supervisor
Robert Wait ... element control supervisor
Joseph Wallikas ... visual effects
Martin Beek ... roto artist training (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gabe Cronnelly ... stunts
Perry Davey ... stunts
Peter Diamond ... stunts
Sarah Franzl ... stunts (as Sarah Franzel)
Richard Hammatt ... stunts
Nick Hobbs ... stunts
Alf Joint ... stunt coordinator
John Lees ... special stunts
Terry Richards ... stunts (as Terrence Richards)
Trevor Steedman ... stunts
Mark Stewart ... flying stunts
Terry Walsh ... stunts
Ken Barker ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Cade ... stunts (uncredited)
Simon Crane ... stunts (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
Alan Barry ... best boy
Keith Blake ... focus puller
Bob Bremner ... gaffer
Bob Bridges ... clapper loader: second unit
Roy Ford ... camera operator
Maurice Gillett ... gaffer
Godfrey A. Godar ... photographer: second unit
David James ... still photographer
Jim Kane ... grip
Michael Kelem ... aerial photographer
Martin Kenzie ... first assistant camera
David B. Nowell ... aerial photographer
Paul Wells ... best boy
Marc Wolff ... aerial photographer: gyrosphere

Casting Department

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Robert MacDonald ... casting: USA

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Betty Adamson ... wardrobe consultant
Amelia Davies ... wardrobe assistant

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
Harry Roberts ... orchestrator
Mark Thomas ... musician: violin

Other crew

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Alan Corder ... cutting room assistant
Bill Edwards ... unit publicist
Cheryl Leigh ... script supervisor
Carl Martin ... end credits
Philip Morris ... floor runner: 2nd Unit
Rick Nathanson ... production executive
James Payne ... stand-in for jackie cooper
Jill Samuels ... assistant: Mr Golan
Adam Somner ... key production runner
Joe Straw ... production accountant
Ronnie Wass ... titles (uncredited)

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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 IV: En busca de la paz (Spain)
  • Superman 4 (Czech Republic)
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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 Lacey Warfield survives leaving earth's atmosphere, The depths of space, and reentry. How is that possible. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Superman (1978). See more »
Soundtracks Main Title/Back In Time 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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