Superman IV: The Quest for Peace


1h 29m 1987

Brief Synopsis

Superman receives a request to end nuclear proliferation, and the Man of Steel goes into action. He rounds up every nuclear missile in the world and then hurls the collection into the sun for a resounding explosion. But his Clark Kent persona has other problems as The Daily Planet has been bought by unscrupulous David Warfield who is only interested in turning the newspaper into a sleazy tabloid. Lacy, Warfield's sexy daughter, has eyes for Kent and gets Lois Lane to fix her up with him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Stålmannen i kamp för freden, Superman IV, Superman IV: En busca de la paz
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Teens
Sequel
Sci-Fi
Children
Tweens
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Available Light Ltd.; Cinema Research Corporation; DC Entertainment; Elstree Studios; Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Howard Anderson Company; Joe Dunton & Company International, Inc.; Optical Film Effects; Panther Productions; Peter Govey Film Opticals; Van Der Veer Photo Effects; Visual Concept Entertainment (Vce); Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
CANNON RELEASING/WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Elstree Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; New York City, New York, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

Superman receives a request to end nuclear proliferation, and the Man of Steel goes into action. He rounds up every nuclear missile in the world and then hurls the collection into the sun for a resounding explosion. But his Clark Kent persona has other problems as The Daily Planet has been bought by unscrupulous David Warfield who is only interested in turning the newspaper into a sleazy tabloid. Lacy, Warfield's sexy daughter, has eyes for Kent and gets Lois Lane to fix her up with him.

Cast

Christopher Reeve

Clark Kent

Gene Hackman

Lex Luthor

Gene Hackman

Nuclear Man

Jackie Cooper

Perry White

Marc Mcclure

Jimmy Olsen

Jon Cryer

Lenny Luthor

Sam Wanamaker

David Warfield

Mark Pillow

Nuclear Man

Mariel Hemingway

Lacy Warfield

Margot Kidder

Lois Lane

Clive Mantle

1st Nuclear Man

Damian Mclawhorn

Jeremy

William Hootkins

Harry Howler

Jim Broadbent

Jean-Pierre Dubois

Stanley Lebor

General Romoff

Don Fellows

Levon Hornsby

Robert Beatty

Us President

Bradley Lavelle

Tall Marshall--Chain-Gang

Mac Mcdonald

1st Marshall

Czeslaw Grocholski

1st Russian General

Steve Plytas

2nd Russian General

John Hollis

3rd Russian General--Kremlin

William Armstrong

Farmer--Ohio Farmhouse

Elizabeth Richardson

Farmer'S Wife--Ohio Farmhouse

Bob Sherman

Senator--Pentagon

Eiji Kusuhara

Japanese United Nations Guard

Yuri Borienko

Russian General--Red Square

Boris Isarov

Cosmonaut Captain

Dorota Zienska

Cosmonaut

Jiri Stanislav

Cosmonaut

Jayne Brook

Teacher--Jfk High School

Kevin Elyot

French Waiter

Ron Travis

Convict

Indira Joshi

United Nations Secretary General

Douglas W Iles

Chief Of Staff

Ted Maynard

Army Chief

Raymond Marlowe

Navy Chief

John Cagan

Technician

Malcolm Bullivent

Swedish United Nations Guard

Mark Caven

Priest--Boystown

Diana Hunter

Museum Tour Guide

Nicolas Colicos

Paul--Metro Sports Club

Andrea Browne

Young Girl--Metro Club

Keith Edwards

Technician--Fort Mason

David Garth

1st Elder

Esmond Knight

2nd Elder

Eugene Lipinski

Cosmonaut--Space Walker

Dennis Creaghan

Bill Compton

Bookie Daniels

Woman--Metro Club

Philip Fox

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

Ryan Michael

Young Man--Metro Club

Barbara Rosenblat

Clark Kent'S Neighbor

Witold Scheybal

Russian Premier

Bernard Spear

New York Cabbie

Michael Sundin

Clone--Metro Club

Rex Robinson

Sunway Engineer

Kerry Shale

Mbc Newscaster

Matt Freeman

Susannah York

Voice Of Superman'S Mother

Dorothy Zienciowska

Kevin Elyot

Crew

Betty Adamson

Wardrobe Consultant

Frans J Afman

Technical Advisor (Financial)

Anthony G Anderson

Other

Tom Anderson

Other

Rodney Anstiss

Camera Operator (Flying), Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Terry Apsey

Construction Manager

Cyrene R Arance

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

W L Arance

Visual Effects Airbrusher

Martin Asbury

Matte Artist (United Kingdom)

Martin Asbury

Conceptual Artist

Brian Aysworth

Other

Robert D Bailey

Other

Frank Barber

Original Music

Greg Barberio

Other

Judith A Bell

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

Elissa Bello

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

Jill Bennett

Production Accountant

Jillian D Bennett

Production Accountant

Beth Block

Other

John Bloomfield

Costume Designer

Allen Blyth

Visual Effects Animator (Olw)

Reg Bream

Art Direction Assistant

Betty Bromberg

Other

Jill Brusso

Other

Joanna Burn

Other

Marilyn A Burns

Visual Effects Accountant (Olw)

Bruce Cardozo

Other

Mark Carpenter

Visual Effects (Olw)

Marsha Gray Carrington

Visual Effects Art (Olw)

Dan Chaika

Visual Effects (Olw)

Malcolm J Christopher

Unit Production Manager (United Kingdom)

Tony Clark

Other

Marilyn Clarke

Script Supervisor 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

James Clay

Other

Ed Coffey

Visual Effects Animator (Olw)

Richard L Cohen

Opticals (Anderson)

Ira Curtis Coleman

Other

Richard Conway

Model Effects Supervisor

Stephen Cooper

Assistant Art Director

Alan Corder

Cutting Room Assistant

Elaine Corman

Assistance

Bob Costa

Other

Alexander Courage

Music Conductor

Alexander Courage

Music Adaptation

Jamie Courtier

Modelmaker

Gary E Crandall

Other

Gabe Cronnelly

Stunts

Kacey Daly

Visual Effects Unit Manager (Olw)

Danny Daniel

Sound Recording

Perry Davey

Stunts

Noel Davis

Casting

Peter Dawson

Special Effects Technical 1st Assistant

Ernest Day

Dp/Cinematographer

Ernest Day

Director Of Photography

Les Day

Visual Effects Camera Systems (Olw)

Peter Diamond

Stunts

Dick Dimbleby

Other

Richard Dobson

Location Manager

Dave Docwra

Other

John Downer

Cutting Room Assistant

Graham Easton

Associate Producer

Richard Eberhardt

Other

Bill Edwards

Unit Publicist

Harrison Ellenshaw

Unit Director

Harrison Ellenshaw

Special Effects Supervisor

Peter Ellenshaw

Supervisor

David Emerson

Other

John Evans

Special Effects Supervisor

Eugene Eyerly

Other

Graham Farrow

Special Effects Editor

Don E Fauntleroy

Other

John Fenner

Art Direction (Models)

Christine Fenton

Production Coordinator

Roy Field

Other

Stan Fiferman

Sound Editor

Cindy Fisher

Other

Jack Fishman

Technical Advisor (Music)

Paul Fishman

Additional Music

Graham Ford

Unit Production Manager (New York)

Roy Ford

Camera Operator

Edward Francis

Property Master

Sarah Franzl

Stunts

Stuart Freeborn

Makeup Supervisor

Jammie Friday

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

Ray Frift

Production Supervisor

Bernie Gagliano

Visual Effects Photo Graphics (Olw)

Martin Gant

Senior Special Effects Technician (Model)

Mike Gentry

Visual Effects (Nasa Liaison) (Olw)

Maurice Gillett

Supervisor

Joe Gilmore

Cutting Room Assistant

Yoram Globus

Producer

Godfrey Godar

Dp/Cinematographer

Godfrey Godar

Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Godfrey Godar

Flying Photography

Menahem Golan

Producer

Peter Govey

Titles

John Graysmark

Production Designer

Rob Green

Cutting Room Assistant

Chris Greenham

Sound Editor Supervisor

Brian Griffin

Other

Richard Hammatt

Stunts

Peter Hammond

Matte Photography (United Kingdom)

Bob Harman

Wire Effects Specialist

Mark Harris

Set Designer

Dion Hatch

Other

Bob Hathaway

Music Editor

Don Henry

Other

Ken Herbster

Other

David Hewitt

Other

Michael Higgins

Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit), Flying Unit Assistant Director

Brandy Hill

Visual Effects Photography (Olw)

Nick Hobbs

Stunts

Robert Hollow

Senior Special Effects Technician (Model)

Art Homer

Assistance

Dorne Huebler

Visual Effects Art Direction (Olw)

Phil Huff

Other

William Humphrey

Other

Jeff Hutchinson

Other

Hall Hutchison

Visual Effects Motion Control Camera Operator (Olw)

Tony Ip

Other

David James

Stills

Alf Joint

Stunt Coordinator

Michael J Kagan

Associate Producer

James Keefer

Visual Effects (Olw)

Christopher L Keith

Visual Effects Production Supervisor (Olw)

Clete Keith

Visual Effects (Olw)

Michael Kelem

Visual Effects Aerial Photography (Gyrosphere/Olw)

Art Kellner

Other

Andrew Kelly

Senior Special Effects Technician (Model)

Martin Kenzie

Other

James Kerrigan

Other

Mike King

Construction Buyer

Jack T Knight

Sound Editor

Anna Knutson

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

Kevin Koneval

Other

Lawrence Konner

Screenwriter

Lawrence Konner

From Story

Lawrence Konner

Story By

Peter Kramper

Sound Recording (Music)

John Kuhlman

Other

Kevin Kutchaver

Visual Effects Animator (Olw)

David Lane

Flying Unit Director

Ken Lane

Other

John Lanzer

Props Buyer

John Lees

Stunts (Special)

Cheryl Leigh

Script Supervisor

Jean-pierre Lelong

Additional Sound Effects

Lynda Lemon

Visual Effects Production Coordinator (Olw)

Ute Leonhardt

Other

Gene Lescher

Other

Michael Lessa

Visual Effects Animation Supervisor (Olw)

Tim Lewington

Cutting Room Assistant

Candy Lewis

Visual Effects Rotoscope Supervisor (Olw)

Jerry Lee Lewis

Song ("A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")

Joe Lewis

Visual Effects Camera Systems (Olw)

Dick Lewsey

Sound Recording (Music/London)

Taky Linardos

Other

David Litchfield

Camera Operator (Model Effects)

Michael Lloyd

Other

George Lockwood

Other

Ray Lovell

Special Effects Senior Technician

Paul Lowin

2nd Assistant Director

James Machin

Modelmaker

Films Magidson

Other

Rocky Mahoney

Other

Simon Manley

Cutting Room Assistant

Gino Marotta

1st Assistant Director

Daphne Martin

Chief Hairdresser

Jeff Matakovich

Other

David Mccall

Senior Special Effects Technician (Model)

Cheryl Mcquady

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

Ray Merrin

Sound Rerecording

Tony Message

Sound Editor

Richard Mills

Chief Makeup; Makeup (Flying), Makeup 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Marilyse Morgan

Production Coordinator

Richard Morrison

Graphics

Nick Moutrey

Production Runner

Wendy Murray

Casting Consultant

Patrick Myers

Visual Effects Motion Control Camera Operator (Olw)

John New

Construction Manager Assistant

Basil Newall

Chief Makeup

Felicity Newton

Other

Shannon Noble

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

Steve North

Visual Effects Aerial Photography (Gyrosphere/Olw)

David Nowell

Visual Effects Aerial Photography (Gyrosphere/Olw)

Bob Nugent

Special Effects Senior Technician

Pat O'neill

Opticals (Lookout)

Harry Oakes

Director Of Photography (Model Effects)

Harry Oakes

Dp/Cinematographer

Michael Olton

Casting

Chrissie Overs

Senior Special Effects Technician (Model)

Joe Parra

Other

Melanie Pava

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

Julian Pena

Roto Photography (Olw)

Stephen Platt

Graphics

Robin Police

Visual Effects (Rotoscope/Ink And Paint) (Olw)

Terry Poulton

Sound Editor

Dick Ramirez

Visual Effects Element Control (Olw)

Chris Reed

Cutting Room Assistant

Christopher Reeve

From Story

Film Details

Also Known As
Stålmannen i kamp för freden, Superman IV, Superman IV: En busca de la paz
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Teens
Sequel
Sci-Fi
Children
Tweens
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Available Light Ltd.; Cinema Research Corporation; DC Entertainment; Elstree Studios; Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Howard Anderson Company; Joe Dunton & Company International, Inc.; Optical Film Effects; Panther Productions; Peter Govey Film Opticals; Van Der Veer Photo Effects; Visual Concept Entertainment (Vce); Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
CANNON RELEASING/WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Elstree Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; New York City, New York, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 24, 1987

Released in United States on Video February 1, 1989

Began shooting September 15, 1986.

Released in United States Summer July 24, 1987

Released in United States on Video February 1, 1989