“Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” quotes

Movie Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Title Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Year 1987
Director Sidney J. Furie
Genre Sci-Fi, Adventure, Family, Action
Plot – Superman has returned to Earth to save it from a nuclear war. He participates to a UN assembly and declares he will destroy all nuclear missiles to avoid a global conflict. His archenemy Lex Luthor wants to prevent him and prepares a diabolical plan. Luthor creates a creature with the same features of Superman and calls it 'Nuclear Man', who's as evil as Luthor.
All actors – Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer, Sam Wanamaker, Mark Pillow, Mariel Hemingway, Margot Kidder, Damian McLawhorn, William Hootkins, Jim Broadbent
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  • “- Superman: You'd risk world wide nuclear war for your own personal financial gain.
    - Lex Luthor: Nobody wants war. I just want to keep the threat alive.”

    Christopher Reeve - Superman
    Gene Hackman - Lex Luthor
    [Tag:profit, threat, war]
  • “- Superman: I know I'm forbidden to interfere... and yet the Earth is threatened by the same fate as Krypton's.
    - 1st Elder: The Earth is too primitive. You can flee to new worlds, where war is long forgotten.
    - 2nd Elder: If you teach the Earth to put its fate in any one man, even yourself, you're teaching them to be betrayed.”

    Christopher Reeve - Superman
    David Garth - 1st Elder
    Esmond Knight - 2nd Elder
    [Tag:fate, treason, war]
  • “- Lenny: You gonna skip the country, uncle Lex?
    - Lex Luthor: Lenny, you pathetic product of the public school system, your uncle Lex has had nothing on his mind the past few years except for one thing: destroy Superman!”

    Jon Cryer - Lenny
    Gene Hackman - Lex Luthor
  • “Lenny, I've always considered you the Dutch Elm disease in my family tree.”
    Gene Hackman - Lex Luthor
    [Tag:esteem, relatives]
  • A hearty bienvenue to Jean-Pierre Dubois, nuclear warhead dealer to the world. His motto is: "if you didn't buy it from Jean-Pierre, you didn't buy it on the black market".
    Gene Hackman - Lex Luthor
  • “There will be peace when the people of the world, want it so badly, that their governments will have no choice but to give it to them. I just wish you could all see the Earth the way that I see it. Because when you really look at it, it's just one world.”
    Christopher Reeve - Superman
  • “You gotta go with your gut.”

    Margot Kidder - Lois Lane
  • - Superman: You've broken all the laws of man, Luthor. It looks as though you've broken all the laws of nature, too. I can only assume you must have hidden a device of some kind on one of the missiles I hurled into the sun.
    - Lex Luthor: You know, "Mr. Muscle", I'm really gonna miss these little chats we had together. You're the only one that... (continue)
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    Christopher Reeve - Superman
    Gene Hackman - Lex Luthor
    [Tag:crime, law, respect]
  • “- Lex Luthor: 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.”

    Gene Hackman - Lex Luthor
    Christopher Reeve - Superman
    [Tag:evil, fighting, good]
  • “- Nuclear Man: Where is the woman?
    - Superman: Give it up, you'll never find her.
    - Nuclear Man: If you will not tell me, I will hurt people!”

    Gene Hackman - Nuclear Man
    Christopher Reeve - Superman
    [Tag:people, threat]
  • “I'd want to tell him that I cherished the time we spent together, and I never expected anything from him. Even if I only saw him for a few moments, it made me happy. And I'd want to tell him that I love him and that I'll always love him. And... no matter what happens on this world, I know he tried his best to help us.”

    Margot Kidder - Lois Lane