Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

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: 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 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: Nuclear walks towards the newspaper with Lacy's picture and moves his right arm to grab it. A frame later his arm is still, resting by his side.

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Continuity mistake: Lacy flirts with Clark and places her left hand all along his shoulder. A frame later her hand is close to his neck.

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Continuity mistake: At the hotel Jeremy walks to meet Mr. Warfield. In the first angle of him entering there's a bellboy walking in front, yet a frame later, from a close-up, the bellboy is now standing still a couple of meters behind.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman activates his laser vision to cut a mountain he moves his head from right to left, but from his POV the laser beam hasn't appeared yet, plus when it does its position doesn't match Superman's head.

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Continuity mistake: Lois opens Clarks's door and stands in the shadows talking to him. The amount of light by the door swaps from gloomy to totally lit depending on the angle, with no order whatsoever.

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Continuity mistake: Superman holds the tip of the mountain with his body straight, as if standing on air, yet a frame later his body is laying along as when he flies.

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Continuity mistake: Amount of rock from the cut-out mountain standing out from crater differs between the first and second shot.

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Revealing mistake: After Nuclear Man destroys the cab's hood, the shot changes and there's a thick string running behind him all along the car, and the cab driver is stretching out to pull it. Probably he was activating some sort of bad FX.

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Lex Luthor: Lenny, I've always considered you the Dutch Elm disease in my family tree.

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Trivia: Christopher Reeve said in his autobiography that he much preferred Richard Donner's approach rather than Sidney J. Furie's. He mentioned that if Donner had done the scene with Superman walking up to the big UN building, he would have shot on location of where that building in real life is, choreographed thousands of extras, had cars driving by on the street and cut to real shots of people gawking out of office windows. Instead, Furie shot at an industrial park in London with a giant matte painting, only a few extras, no buildings or cars and a couple of pigeons for added effect.

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Question: Why is this movie so full of mistakes and plot holes? Was it created by incompetent crew?

Answer: It was made on a very low budget. Golen - Golbus productions bought the rights to Superman. They were mostly known for B-Movies with not so big name stars. It was there attempt to play with the big studios. Plus at least 45 minutes of scenes were cut out, with major subplots.

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