Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • PG
  • 1h 30m
  • 1987
Rotten11%
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The blockbuster superhero film series continues as Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, and Margot Kidder return in the story of Superman's (Reeve) battle against the evil creation of criminal genius Lex Luthor (Hackman). After declaring that he intends to rid the world of all nuclear weapons, Superman must defeat Luthor's Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow), who fights him in landmarks around the world before taking their battle into outer space. Meanwhile, when Lois Lane (Kidder) invites both Superman and Clark Kent to a double-date dinner, Superman's powers are tested so that both men can be present. Mariel Hemingway also stars.

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Critics Consensus: The Superman series bottoms out here: the action is boring, the special effects look cheaper, and none of the actors appear interested in where the plot's going.
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Common Sense Says
Terrible '80s sequel has violence, nuclear weapons.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is No. 4 in the late-1970s-to-1980s movie series that featured the amiable Christopher Reeve as the 1930s cartoon superhero. Superman promises to rid the world of nuclear weapons, a task that proves beyond him, but it will raise the scary issue of possible world destruction for the young kids whom this movie targets. Superman fights an evil superbeing bent on the Man of Steel's destruction, and the ensuing growling, brawling, and explosions may frighten small children. There are multiple references to the violent destruction of Superman's home planet and the loss of his parents. Adults smoke cigars, and there's one "hell." Lacey does her best to seduce Clark Kent, hiking her short skirts to show her legs and pushing herself against him.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Family, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date:July 24, 1987
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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