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How Superman IV Became a Disaster: Christopher Reeve's Two-Picture Deal

Season 3, Ep. 5

Christopher Reeve came out of Superman retirement to make Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, a film widely considered a disaster.

He had said in 1983, after the release of Superman III, that he was done with the role that made him a star.

So why did he return for a relatively low-budget superman movie, in which he battled a villain named Nuclear Man?

To help green light another film, Street Smart, which helped launch the film career of Morgan Freeman.

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