Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man destroys Metropolis, he stands by the Metropolis Tower entrance, but disappears and reappears randomly depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: During the subway sequence, the carriage in front of Lois's is empty, but when the train comes to a stop it's packed with people.

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Continuity mistake: When Clark is about to leave the hotel, a man appears by the dark car on the right in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: When the bellboy picks up Clark with the baggage trolley, he makes a close turn to the right and drives parallel to the elevator. When the angle changes he is in a totally different position.

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Continuity mistake: One of the general shots in the subway shows Superman flying slower than usual and inches away from the bystanders. The problem is that their coats and hair don't flutter nor do they notice him passing by or seem nervous in any way. However, the next close shot of their faces show them nervous and in awe at the action.

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Continuity mistake: On the moon, nuclear Man grabs a rock with a huge hole underneath and holds it over his head. The angle changes and the rock has changed to a different one with a solid bottom.

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Continuity mistake: After Perry White delivers his final speech a woman in a yellow dress goes up the escalator. In the following shot, no one's there.

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Continuity mistake: While Nuclear Man is destroying Metropolis, two police cars get moved backwards. The first shot of the cars moving show a lot of people by a shop window. The angle changes to a close shot, with no people there, then back to the previous wide angle, now with the cars moving backwards, and the bunch of people reappear.

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Continuity mistake: When the Soviets are about to launch the missile in the snowy field, there are two soldiers on the right and a third with a black hat running away. A second later there are three soldiers plus the one with the black hat who's now there.

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Continuity mistake: Before the firemen arrive at the truck, there's a lot of smoke around, but half a second later it's all gone.

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Continuity mistake: Before Lacy opens the red car's door at the UN, a lot of people walk towards her and stand inches away. A second later they've vanished.

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Continuity mistake: While Nuclear Man moves the 2 police cars backwards, the first shot shows the car on the right ahead of the other. A frame later, in a new angle, it is way behind the other car.

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Continuity mistake: After Lenny calls Nuclear Man "experiment freako", the stool from the drum disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois is walking towards the subway carriage there's a cop controlling the passers by. When Clark walks by two seconds later the cop is gone. The train starts to move and we get a panoramic view of the station and, yes, the cop has definitely vanished.

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Continuity mistake: When Luthor explains his plan to the three baddies the champagne bottle swaps between pointing at him or away. The glass next to the ice cube also moves nearer/further in different shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is walking with the kid towards the UN, the sun changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman starts his speech at the UN, in the wide angle his arms are extended, but a frame later they're next to his body.

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Continuity mistake: When the satellite hits the spaceship, the shots from inside show the spaceship turning around clockwise, yet in the outside shots it is moving randomly: up and down, clockwise and anti clockwise.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman flies towards a mountain, the lava on the volcano behind him disappears.

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Continuity mistake: In class, Jeremy has his body bent over his desk. When the angle changes he is sitting properly on the chair.

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

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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: Why does Superman drop Nuclear Man into a nuclear reactor? Surely this could risk a meltdown due to the sun's energy that created Nuclear Man.

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Answer: The real world answer is poor storytelling. In the film, he's trying to find a way to destroy Nuclear Man, who is genetically the same as himself.

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