Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: Nuclear Man lands on Metropolis and all the traffic in both lanes is jammed and no cars move. When he walks a couple of feet suddenly the right lane, which had space for a car the most, is empty and with space enough to let two taxis appear from nowhere and run for several feet.

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Continuity mistake: While the subway is running loose, Lois stares at something, an immediate POV reveals it's the bystanders on the platform. But this is all wrong, the train is inside a pitch black tunnel all the time.

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Continuity mistake: A fireman tries to grab the hose from the back of the truck and wounds himself. But half a second before there was no fireman there.

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Continuity mistake: Superman walks to a building in front surrounded by grass and with no people or traffic nearby. However, immediately after, a close-up shows him approaching a totally different place, crowded with people and a traffic jammed street.

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Continuity mistake: In the very beginning of the film, a satellite dish next to the Russian cosmonaut keeps appearing and disappearing.

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Continuity mistake: When Lacy is seducing Clark in the office, she places her left leg on the table, several inches away form the edge. From the opposite angle it's on the very edge of the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Lacy is seducing Clark, he is sitting straight, but in the following angle he is leaning backwards with his head tilted sideways.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is given a baseball bat, the angle changes and the position of the shadows reflected on the barn change completely.

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Continuity mistake: When the Russian spaceship is spinning round, the bright and orange light inside and its minimal decoration are totally different to the inside shots, with a dim light and cables and stuff everywhere.

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Continuity mistake: Before Superman throws the heavy weights at the gay gym instructor, two small weights are laying parallel on the floor. A second later one has moved underneath the bench.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is about to take the Russian cosmonaut back inside his spaceship, a first angle shows him very close to the doorway. A shot later he is farther away.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman prevents the Statue of Liberty from crashing against the street, when he passes Central Park, there's a wide angle of the Statue flying and Superman is nowhere to be seen.

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Plot hole: Superman traps the supervillain (whose power depends on sunlight) inside of an elevator to incapacitate him. Superman then ripped the elevator out of the building. He then plants it on the far side of the moon. Later on, sunlight starts to shine into the elevator through a slit at where the doors meet. The villain of course recharges and comes after Superman again. Now, if light could get through that crack there, then why couldn't it get through when the elevator was ripped out of the building in BROAD DAYLIGHT?

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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.

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Trivia: Christopher Reeve originally refused to return for this film as he hated "Superman III" so much. He eventually changed his mind when he was given more input in the script.

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Question: I read that, according to Margot Kidder, when working on this movie, Christopher Reeve and Sidney J. Furie didn't get along at all. Is this true? If it is true, then what was the reason behind their feud in the first place?

Answer: There appears to be multiple reasons. They had creative differences, ultimately resulting in a poorly received movie. Kidder said Reeves, who co-wrote the story, had an inflated ego and clashed with Furie.

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