Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: Lois visits Clark at his appartment and a wooden duck, with the head painted green and white and a black coloured body, appears on the table next to her.

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Continuity mistake: Outside the UN, the crowd looks up to the sky and watch Superman come flying. When he lands, 2 seconds later, all the stunts on the first row are either gone or standing somewhere else. A kid on the right with dyed hair, for example, is now standing way behind the crowd.

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Continuity mistake: On the Great Wall, a woman with a turquoise jacket stumbles and is about to fall off the edge. From a new angle two seconds later, she is three meters behind and stumbling towards the edge again.

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Continuity mistake: After the volcano erupts, the boy standing to the right of the girl disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the Great Wall of China scene, the sky changes from cloudy and grey in the shots involving people, to bright and sunny when the wall explodes.

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Continuity mistake: When Lacy is about to enter the elevator, a light brown rug has appeared on the floor behind, which disappears in the next wide shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the statue of Liberty is about to crash on the street, a close shot is seen of jammed cars and hysterical people. When the shot changes to Superman flying to the rescue, the jam, the cops and the people have disappeared, and all is nice and quiet in Metropolis.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois opens the terrace doors in the hotel suite, the angle changes and the furniture on her right moves several meters to the left, appearing close to Lois.

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Continuity mistake: In the gym, a man leaves a towel on a low wall. Watch the blue and grey stripes and you'll notice that its position is different between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman flies away from the tower holding the elevator, the first angle shows him leaving towards a 10 o'clock direction. A frame later the position of the cable shows him leaving to a 7 o'clock direction.

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Continuity mistake: In the quarry, the cop on the right's hat has two strings around the top, the upper one dissapears depending on the shot.

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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: During the making of this movie Christopher Reeve and Sidney J. Furie didn't get along at all and often clashed with each other.

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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.

In addition to budget cuts, they kept shortening the runtime, meaning scenes needed to be cut. The comic book adaptation has the uncut scenes and makes much more sense.

Answer: It should also be noted that the film was originally slated to have a budget of $32 million, which is in roughly the same range as the budget for "Superman III" and movies like Tim Burton's original "Batman." However, shortly before shooting began, the budget was cut by nearly 50%, all the way down to $17 million. As a result, the production was very patchy and rushed. This had an adverse effect on everything.

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