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Creamguide(Films) Commentaries: Superman IV

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What links Superman and Strathclyde Regional Council? Why, it’s the latest CREAMGUIDE(FILMS) COMMENTARY! This time it’s prime Cannon-fodder Salkind-lite utter shite SUPERMAN IV from 1987. Listen as Chris, Craig and Jack can’t even be bothered to swear about the desperate nonsense that killed off a franchise. Top men. Top. Men.

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SPOILERS: Elizabeth Shaw cosmic chocolate selection on post-Christmas special offer in Tesco (at the time)
1. Omnibus “The Last Moguls” from 1988
2. Kim Hartman
3. And Switching Channels, which is fun
4. Moribund and excreta is a Til Death Us Do Part reference. Just sayin
5. The Famous Teddy Z ran from 1989 to 1990 and featured no one and nothing happened
6. Total domestic gross $15, 681, 020
7. With the never-more-Yankee name of Mac McDonald
8. Terry & Mason’s Great Food Trip
9. He was a Chippendale and is from Leeds. Which somehow doesn’t add up
10. Leader of Strathclyde Regional Council
11. And in fact the other ‘Top Men’ from Raiders is the estate agent in the Stetson at the start
12. He isn’t
13. Yes he is
14. No idea. But he owns a Model T Ford. It says here
15. Actually, we remembered that sequence as being much better than it is. Probably out of desperation
16. There was but it got shelved after this shambles
17. On February the 6th
18. Poor Paul. We’re all thinking of you

Creamguide(Films) will return with … a special superstar treat!



  1. George White

    February 29, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Yes, that was THE Esmond Knight, Powell/Pressburger regular/war hero in his last film. The Nuclear Man in deleted scenes was Clive Mantle, and the Sec General was played by Indira Joshi, the mother out of Kumars at No 42.
    The Russian Generals included Kurt the gay chef from Fawlty Towers and John Hollis, Lobot in Empire Strikes Back and fake Blofeld in FYEO.

  2. George White

    February 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Cannon tried to make a musical sequel to Zorba, made the last Ustinov Poirot with Michael Winner after buying EMI and bought/merged with MGM in 1990, and would have made the third Dalton Bond, which apparently would have had Anthony Hopkins as a villain, robots in Hong Kong and an android Bond Girl.

  3. Declan McCafferty

    March 3, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Great commentary, even if I didn’t actually watch it alongside Superman 4, which I do own in a box-set. I’ve not seen it since I too saw it in Muirend ABC/Cannon. Twice, FFS.

    Being a parochial old bastard, I’m enjoying the vintage Glasgow references. I’m looking forward to your next commentary of a shit film which I hope is just you lot saying funny things about Pearsons store in Victoria Road.

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