Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: Before Nuclear Man see Lacy's picture in the newspaper, he rises from the floor and a wide angle reveals that the table is nowhere around, yet a couple shots later it simply appears half a meter away from him.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois visits sick Clark she stands by the door, fully lit, a frame later, when the angle changes, the whole place is in the shadows.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman first meets Mr Warfield, the orange pencil on the table changes positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman stops the train there are two thick black tubes next to the tunnel behind which disappear when he leaves.

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Continuity mistake: The white box that Lex attaches to the missile, containing Nuclear Man's 'ingredients', appears and disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man is born, both hands are clenched. He opens and extends the right one first, then the left. A frame later the right hand is slightly clenched again.

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Continuity mistake: The Daily Planet Building lobby is a completely different one between the scenes where Nuclear Man destroys Metropolis and the one where Warfield is fired.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman throws Nuclear Man down the power plant, Nuclear's black wristbands disappear and reappear between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman catches the falling girl by the Big Wall, his hair is pointed upwards, obviously due to a big amount of hair fix to simulate a moving hair. A frame, later, from another angle, the hairstyle is different, no sign of the hair fix.

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Continuity mistake: After lifting the car, for unknown reasons Superman has a visible dark blue bracelet on his right arm. (01:24:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Superman lifts Lex's car, Lex swaps between having his mouth open in awe to having it shut, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Lex shows up at the base, walking by a door, the 5 soldiers guarding it a frame before disappear.

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Continuity mistake: When Luthor is about to enter the military bunker, there's a truck right next to the entrance with a young soldier standing next to it. When the angle changes, the truck is far away and the soldier is a different guy.

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Continuity mistake: When Lex walks by the military bunker the blinds are opened. When he is inside, they're closed.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman walks to the UN light casts a 1 o'clock shadow on the pavement, yet it disappears a frame later from a different shot.

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Continuity mistake: The driver of the SWAT van disappears when the van is standing upright. (01:14:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the firemen are grabbing the hose, the black car on the left turns around 180ยบ and changes model between shots. Also, the yellow cab on the right changes positions and model, notice its headlights changing styles between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man sees the newspaper, it smooths itself between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Clark hears Lois' cries for help he is by the edge of the subway platform. A frame later he is a meter away.

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Continuity mistake: Position of thumb changes when Superman carries the Statue, before he is attacked by Nuclear Man.

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Factual error: If the Russian cosmonauts need special suits to survive out to space, so should Lacey when she is taken by Nuclear Man. (00:02:50 - 01:20:20)

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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: Near the end of the film, Superman gives a press conference in front of a bluish mirror-glass building which is meant to be the Daily Planet skyscraper in Metropolis (which we all know is New York, sort of). The shot is framed so you can only see the bottom of the building - necessary as it is only about 3 floors high, and is in fact the railway station in Milton keynes, England, about 400 yards from where I work. Even the crowd have a vaguely British look about them - presumably passers-by were recruited and stood there in their own clothes (this would matter less now - Brits look more American than they did in the Eighties).

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Question: Why doesn't Lacey die in space? That and why does Nuclear Man even take her into space?

Rob245

Answer: This is just one of many plot holes in the film. Whether she was at the edge of space or actually beyond the atmosphere, she shouldn't have had enough oxygen to remain conscious.

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