|Superman IV: The
Quest for Peace (1987)
Jim Broadbent plays Jean Pierre Dubois Also starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder
Plot Summery: Following a schoolboy's suggestion, Superman is on a mission to rid the world of it's nuclear weapons. Lex Luther steals a hair of Superman's head from a museum and uses it to create Nuclear Man, a powerful android that gets energy from the Sun. His purpose is of course to use him as a weapon to kill Superman so that Luthor will be free to realize his criminal plans and ambitions of wealth.
Patrick's comments: It is a little known fact, but Jim Broadbent was indeed in Superman IV. What do you mean you don't remember him? (Don't worry, I'm sure Jim has chosen to forget it too!) Let me remind you: He played Jean Pierre Dubois, the 'nuclear warhead dealer to the world'. He was in two scenes and had one line in each. You still don't remember? Let me quote: The first, to Lex Luthor, was "Why should we do a deal with a notorious scoundrel like you?" And then, on the subject of increasing Luthor's commission, he says "It is the least we could do"
I've got this film on DVD... Let my mistake be your education: Don't buy it! It's a very poor film and there are many reviews around the net that'll tell you so.
Jim says: When asked by FHM interviewer, Matthew Bingham (October 2001), "Is there a performance you cant bear to watch?" Jim said "I cant bare to watch any of them, really. There are a few things I've never seen... Superman IV where I was a French Ambassador - haven't seen that. No-one's ever come up to me and said I saw you in Superman IV. You were really good.
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