Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: During the volcano eruption scene, an old man with a black hat on the right appears and disappears depending if the shot is a close-up or a wide shot. This even happens when the shot changes follow one another immediately.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman leaves Luthor in the quarry, he lands several feet to the right of the cop. In the close-up they are almost close to each other.

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Continuity mistake: Shortage of extras in this film: Inside the UN hall, the arab man that greets Superman is the one that a second before was in the entrance, together with the woman with a pink handkerchief over her head.

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Continuity mistake: After the two police cars are sent backwards, a third one that was parked behind, suddenly appears aligned with the other two.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois is in the subway carriage crying for help, she places her right hand on the rail above. A frame later the hand is by her waist.

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Continuity mistake: Before lava covers the Italian village, furniture under the two arches on the right, as well as a vase, cart wheel and table on the left disappear between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Nuclear Man arrives at Luthor's apt. and steps into a dark corner, where he loses his powers. From the opposite angle the place is filled with light, so Nuclear Man shouldn't have lost his strength.

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Continuity mistake: While the lava flows on the Italian village, a wooden cart with hay on the left suddenly becomes a red car.

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Continuity mistake: The debris on the bottom of the Statue of Liberty's base appears and disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man fires at the fire truck a short piece of hose comes out. A second later, in the following shot, the hose is 10 meters long and all over the place.

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Continuity mistake: When the satellite knocks the Russian cosmonaut, they are both dragged into space, but the immediate wide angle shows him alone in the void, no sign of the huge satellite.

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Continuity mistake: When nuclear Man bursts the cab's hood, the radiator explodes and vanishes. A second later it's back on.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois gets in the subway train it is packed with people, in the close shot they are gone.

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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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More mistakes in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

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 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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