1987 Certificate: pg


It's Supes versus nukes as Krypton's favourite son (Christopher Reeve) seeks to disarm the world of Nuclear Man, the latest despicable brainchild of his nemesis Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman). Reeves' final outing in Clark Kent's clogs is a daftly entertaining blast of super-hokum involving tussles with his radioactive opponent that take them from the Great Wall of China to the Moon. They obviously took so much out of Nuclear Man that Mark Pillow - the Yorkshire-born former Chippendale who played him - barely surfaced again. Jon Cryer plays the stooge as Luthor's dopey nephew.


  • Sidney J Furie


  • Christopher Reeve

  • Gene Hackman

  • Jackie Cooper

  • Margot Kidder

  • Mariel Hemingway


This fourth outing for Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel has him ridding the world of nuclear armaments and battling against Nuclear Man, a super-baddie created by Superman's arch-enemy Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman).